Luke Gullickson creates musical folk puzzles inspired by places and landscapes. He releases music as a singer-songwriter under the name Golconda and plays piano and guitar with surrealist folk trio Grant Wallace Band. The New York Times described GWB's unique sound as "spidery original bluegrass songs, featuring ambiguous harmonies and high-lonesome yelps," and Time Out Chicago opined, "If Emmylou Harris, Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt had gone on a triple date with John Fahey, Dock Boggs and Bill Monroe to an Anton Webern concert, you'd be somewhere in the neighborhood of Grant Wallace Band."
Luke holds music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin (MM) and Illinois Wesleyan University (BA, summa cum laude). He has been a resident artist at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Ucross Foundation, Joshua Tree National Park, and the Banff Centre, where his work as an improvising pianist received a TD Jazz Fellowship. His concert works have been performed by the Chicago Composers Orchestra, Locrian Chamber Players, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, and pianist Nicholas Phillips.
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