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.
I have been debating to make this page for years now. I struggled with the idea of not being able to do this music thing on my own. I've learned that music is a community. It's humans helping humans. It's strangers helping strangers all for the sake of something they love.
I don't know what will become of this page but I wanted to build a place where I could connect with people on a different level. Not just through posts on facebook or instagram but messages directly towards people. Share what I love with people who are into music, looping and writing songs.
- Cheers, Luke