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Luke Mitchem

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Nestled in the southwest corner of Missouri as a child of a nurse and a metal maker, Luke was warmed by the voices of Bruce Springsteen, Jim Croce, and The Doors.. The passing of the seasons brought on influences from The Counting Crows and late nights watching Tom Waits performances on MTV. And like an aged Kentucky bourbon, Luke’s love for music matured over time from fan to writer to performer…

With a batch full of poems turned into songs, the Missouri wind carried Luke to the mountains of Colorado to record his first of three albums at Over The Mountain Recording Studio. Recorded in 6 days, during which his greatest musical inspiration passed away, Luke channeled his love and loss into It Won’t Last Forever. Shortly thereafter, Luke recorded his follow up albums, A Fading Frontier and Love, Laura and The Bomb, which chronicled the beginning, middle, and end of a ‘fragile love story’… and in 2012 Luke harnessed his epic storytelling in his fourth album, Winter Kissing on the Spring …

Fast forward 2 years and past one major back surgery and Luke is on the cusp of releasing his 5th album, For You, I Built a Mountain. Traveling through the fading frontiers and the mountains of the West, Luke allowed the wind to sweep his heart/soul/mind to American Fork, Utah, where he recorded with one of his most influential inspirations, Joshua James. In the heart of Willamette Mountain Studios, Luke channeled the spirits of the wolves, the chants of the ghosts, and the howl of the wind to free his voice…