Luke Spehar's Music (Twin Cities, MN; Acoustic Singer/Songwriter)
Luke grew up in a small rural community north of Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota, and found himself inspired by the simple, natural beauty of the outdoors. Drawing from these and other common human experiences like love, suffering, failures, and triumphs, Luke began writing songs at the age of 16 and composed all of the music on his debut album, Be still, before he graduated high school. He continued to write music throughout his college years, a time he devoted to discerning a potential call to the Catholic priesthood. The songs from his second album, No Other Way, were born during this challenging time of growth and reflection. Luke recorded and released Be still in 2010 and then released No Other Way one year later.
Following University, Luke felt drawn to focus his energy towards music and began recording and then performing around the country. Since then, he has performed for audiences of all ages, from concerts to retreats to memorials; in churches, clubs, and university auditoriums; for youth groups, colleges and for U.S. military events. In 2012, Luke was honored to open for Grammy Award-winning musician Ben Harper on tour in both the U.S. and Canada playing in such storied venues as Chicago’s Cadillac Palace, Toronto’s Massey Hall and Philadelphia’s Merriam Theatre. In September 2014, Luke released his much-anticipated third album, All is Gift, co-produced by Ben Harper and Sheldon Gomberg. In January 2015, Luke Married his wife, Elizabeth Yetzer, and together, they are currently traveling the country releasing All Is Gift.