Luke Gullickson is a composer and pianist working in the unmapped spaces between folksong, improvisational styles, and contemporary classical composition. A founding member of the infamous Grant Wallace Band (“spidery original bluegrass” — New York Times), Luke has recorded extensively as a singer-songwriter ("charmingly mysterious" — Bandcamp Daily) and bandleader. Many of his releases have appeared on the shadowy imprint Two Labyrinths Records, commencing with 2014's Open, which the Chicago Reader labeled a "minimalist gem."
Luke holds graduate degrees in composition (University of Texas-Austin) and piano (University of New Mexico), with additional autodidaction at the Banff Centre for the Arts. He has held artist residencies at PLAYA, High Concept Laboratories, the Ucross Foundation, Brush Creek Arts Foundation, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Joshua Tree National Park. Based in Albuquerque, Luke is Company Manager and a frequent performer with Chatter, an innovative concert series presenting classical and contemporary chamber music in informal venues.
He writes a highly occasional email newsletter, Sonatas and Interludes, and a blog of wandering course, entitled A Word.