Singer-songwriter Luke James Shaffer’s story is one of upbeat resolution through fickle times rife with ambivalence.
Luke’s congenial easy-spirited musicality traverses alternative Americana, folk-pop, soul, and the intimate singer-songwriter genre. His warm and soulful vocals have garnered him comparisons to The Lumineers, Vance Joy, Zac Brown Band , and Mumford & Sons. In July 2018 Luke released his first EP, “Volume One” in a partnership with DC’s House Studios. It reached number 7 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts. Luke’s song “Siren” received runner-up in the AAA/Alternative in the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2019.
As a philanthropist Luke was able to team up with the Global Mental Health Alliance on his song, “We're All a Little Crazy,” which reached the Top 50 on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts. A portion of the proceeds for this track go directly to the Foundation.
Luke's "Volume Two", released May 2020, is a step back to his acoustic roots. Songs about love and life that really capture his true sound and heart as a musician.
Luke is joining forces with a brand new streaming app/website called SESSIONS. Sessions is a global live-streaming platform for artists where audiences can leave tips in the form of virtual gifts, shout-out requests, and more. It's a model that's been replicated in gaming platforms like Twitch and Caffeine, but hasn't really been applied to the music scene in the same way. Luke is stoked to start live streaming his gigs on this awesome new platform.