Luke Bell: Just Plain Good Songs

Rolling Stone says that Luke Bell is one of the “10 New Country Artists You Need to Know:”

“Raised less than an hour’s drive from Yellowstone, Bell spent his summers working on his grandparents’ ranch in Shell, Wyoming. “I built fences, worked horses, stacked hay, dug sewage lines and fixed water tanks,” says the 26-year-old, who later resettled in Nashville. There, a weekly gig at Santa’s Pub — the double-wide trailer and karaoke bar that’s become an unlikely home for Nashville’s traditional country scene — helped Bell sharpen his honky-tonk chops. His self-titled debut for Thirty Tigers hits stores this summer, bringing with it a sound that splits the difference between his Bakersfield influences, Wyoming roots and Nashville ties.”

We’re excited to have Luke as part of our artist/faculty for Voice Works in 2017.

As for himself, Luke says:

“I grew up in Wyoming and I was never crazy about school or being organized into things in general. I spent the summers on my grandparent’s ranch working from age 13 or so- lots of hot days, Randy Travis tapes, and old pick-up trucks with broken door handles. I went to college at the University of Wyoming, still not crazy about school. After a couple of semesters I started playing at the Buckhorn Bar with the folk crowd. I got a little band going for a while, dropped out of school, and moved to Austin to play music. I spent two years in Austin playing a lot at the Hole in the Wall and the White Horse mainly, and then moved to New Orleans for several months. I ended up back in Wyoming with a stray pit-bull doing ranch work for a while and writing songs for a second record. Now I’m living in Nashville making music. I take it all one day at a time. I like work, cowboy culture, just plain good songs, honky-tonks, New Orleans R&B, and my dog.”

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