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Little Whelan’s • Monday 26th June 2023

Depending on who’s talking, Walker Lukens is “one of the best songwriters in Texas” (Free Press Houston), “a non-sexually threatening version of Prince” (Austin Chronicle), and a “Rhythmic sound effect master” (All Songs Considered).

So, does that make him pop? Rock? “Who cares!” says NPR of the Austin-based singer, songwriter, podcaster, and producer. “Walker Lukens is loyal to only one category: excellence.”

Walker is also the co-creator and host of the song writing-confessional podcast called, The Song Confessional, where today’s top bands and songwriters turn anonymous stories into new original songs. Each episode features the “confession” that inspires the original song, the song premiere, and an interview with the songwriter. Walker co-owns Paradise Lunch, a recording studio where he produced his fourth studio record, Accessible Beauty, which is out this summer. Over the years he’s Supported artists like Incubus, Lissie and Sophie B Hawkins. This will be Walkers first Irish & Northern Irish tour with 7 dates spanning Wicklow, Wexford, Meath, Dublin, Belfast & Mullingar.

Accessible Beauty is Lukens’ fourth studio album, (or the eighth if you count the four he made exclusively for ADULTSonly, the private vinyl subscription service he ran during 2020,) and the first album he will tour since ADULT in 2019. Lukens has been releasing music since 2012, including three critically acclaimed LPs of original songs, a collection of Willie Nelson covers without country instruments,
and an ambient record– it seems like he never runs out of creativity or songs to sing. More shows promoting “The One Who Loves You” and the forthcoming album will be announced throughout the summer.

After a handful of years off the road indulging every creative whim, Lukens returns in indie-pop singer-songwriter mode– evident with this first catchy track that fans will undoubtedly have on repeat.

Irish Tour Dates
23rd June – Friday – Harbor Bar – Bray Co, Wicklow
24th June – Saturday – Caseys Of Wexford – Co, Wexford
25th June – Sunday – Boyles Of Slane – Co, Meath
26th June – Monday – Whelans – Co, Dublin
28th June – Wednesday – Big Romance (DJ) – Co, Dublin
29th June – Thursday – The Tipsy Bird – Belfast, UK
30th June – Friday – Smiddys – Co, Mullingar


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€12 available online from Whelan’s – 50c per ticket service charge applies.

Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best (€5 cover charge), plus Late Bar.