Luke Gullickson is a composer, pianist, and guitarist 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 as a TD Jazz Fellow at the Banff Centre. He has been artist-in-residence at PLAYA, High Concept Laboratories, Brush Creek Arts, the Ucross 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 an occasional email newsletter, Sonatas and Interludes, and a blog of wandering course, entitled A Word.