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September 23, 2022

Luke Daniel: “Lost in the Gap”

By: Jack Anderson

Tom Petty. Bob Seger. Lynyrd Skynyrd. They’re all awesome on their own accord but can you imagine a comprehensive, country-fied, combo of all three? It’s not just the stuff of dreams. Let us introduce you to Lone Star singer-guitarist Luke Daniel. Daniel grew up in podunk Missouri listening to his dad’s record collection; blues-soul stars Isaac Hayes, B.B. King, and Otis Redding were often paired with classic rock royalty like Janice, Jimi, Jethro, and Zeppelin. And although they may not present themselves on an apparent level in Daniel’s music, those retro tendrils are inseparable from LD’s style of songwriting.

When it comes to claiming his own genres, Luke Daniel makes it pretty easy, considering his debut full-length Rock ‘n’ Roll Americana came out this morning. True to its title, RnRA is a nine-track trek through Texas-style country-folk-rock, whose Derek Hames-produced sound merits a listen far beyond our state’s borders. Luke Daniel commemorates the release of Rock ‘n’ Roll Americana with a Central Texas tour and a residency at The Railhouse Bar in Kyle, kicking off 9PM tonight at Armadillo Den. It’ll be your last chance to catch Luke Daniel live in town until Monday, November 7th at Saxon Pub, so come on out and scoot some boots to barn-burners like “Lost in the Gap”.


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