At the intersection of Harry Smith’s Old Weird America – the songs of heartworn highways – and the tumult of today you can find the music of Luke Callen. The songs – equal parts tragic comedy and hopeless reverie – paint a picture of the places and people that make up his earthly home. A poet – a player – a folk singer – Luke has traversed his country unraveling tall tales – short tunes and all that’s hidden underneath.
Luke’s latest release – Hard Sardine – May 18th, 2021 – was recorded in Winona, MN by Noah Glenn Short. This self produced album features Lauren Anderson on Bass – Elliot Heinz on Drums – Wolf van Elfmand on guitar – Joe Kopel on guitar and harmony vocals – Siri Undlin on harmony vocals – Noah Short on organ – and Adelyn Rose on clarinet.