About Luke Olson
Luke Olson's music career began when he was eight years old. He and has been singing and playing to appreciative audiences for more than two decades all over the Country and Texas and has been on three Europe Tours. A graduate of Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas, Luke has now recorded Five albums, MAYBE SOMEDAY (recorded in San Antonio in 1996), SOUTHERN SKIES (recorded in San Antonio in 1997), PANHANDLE SUNSET ( produced by Lloyd Maines and recorded in June 1999 at Meridian and Cedar Creek Studios in Fair Oaks and Austin, Texas) and his latest release, UVALDE (produced by Lloyd Maines and recorded at Cedar Creek Studios in Austin). Uvalde, inspired by Luke’s travels throughout Texas and beyond, contains seven original songs and three covers including a stunning bluegrass version of J.J. Cale’s “If You’re Ever In Oklahoma.” Additionally, the single “Gulf Coast Romance” features Pat Green and Ray Wylie Hubbard and the single “All These Years” features Terri Hendrix. The 5th album titled "Red River Blue" was recorded in Nashville, TN, in the summer of 2007 at Water Shed Studios and was produced by Gerald Boyd. Luke recorded 12 songs for this compilation and the CD was released on July 29th, 2009, world-wide. Distributed by Universal Distribution and on Sustain Records. Luke has continued to play in Texas and Regionally since 1995 with as consistent tour schedule and year round radio promotion.
Luke has shared the stage & opened for artists such as Willie Nelson, Charlie Robison, Bruce Robison, Jack Ingram, Joe Ely, Joe King Carrasco, Mark David Manders Pat Green, Cory Morrow, Chris Wall, The Bellamy Brothers, Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Jeff Walker, Cooder Graw, Alabama, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Terri Hendrix, Max Stalling, Steve Fromhloz, Merle Haggard, David Allan Coe, Cross Canadian Ragweed, Roger Creager, Wade Bowen, Jason Boland, Hayes Carl, Adam Caroll, Gary P. Nunn, John Anderson, Randy Rogers Band, Radney Foster, Adam Carroll, Hayes Carll, Walt Wilkins, Darrell Dodd, Jason Allen, Kevin Fowler, Zack Walther, Scott Miller, Owen Temple, Tom Frost, Rex Foster, Max Stalling, and Emory Quinn just to name a few!
San Antonio’s Current Magazine awarded Luke the “Best New Artist” at its 11th Annual Music Awards Ceremony in March, 1998. Readers of The University Daily in Lubbock selected Luke as the “Best Local Country & Western Band” in April, 1999. The editors and audience of Citysearch.com chose Luke as San Antonio’s “Favorite Local Singer” in the website’s “Favorites in San Antonio” contest in October, 2000.
Luke has always enjoyed a full schedule, performing 45 live engagements in 1997, 77 live concerts in 1998, 41 concerts in 1999 and 38 in 2000, including the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron's Gala with Lyle Lovett. During 2001 and 2002, Luke played numerous shows including the Robert Earl Keen Halloween Show @ Floores Country Store on Oct 27th, and the Chili-Cook-Off in Lubbock, Texas with Pat Green, Cory Morrow, and Cross Canadian Ragweed on Sept. 23rd. On Friday, November 15th, 2002 Luke shared the stage with Willie Nelson at the Kalf Fry in Lubbock, Texas. Luke will on tour throughout the summer promoting the new album, Uvalde, which was released nationwide on June 10th, 2003. Luke continued to tour regionally and in Europe from 2003-2007.
Luke recorded his Fifth album in Nashville, TN in July 2007, titled "Red River Blue, which was produced by Gerald Boyd and released on Sustain Records and distributed by Universal Distribution. This album was released on July 29th, 2008! "Red River Blue" was a compilation of 12 songs. The first single was a Warren Zevon song titled "Searching For A Heart".
After recording in Nashville, TN, summer of 2007 Luke toured Southern France playing summer Festivals and also played several shows in the mountain town of Switzerland named Interlaken.