Walker Lukens and Sarah Jaffe
Sarah Jaffe’s endearingly stark narratives have gone from homespun folk-pop songs to decidedly cathartic pop ballads without losing any of their thoughtfulness or intimacy. Instrumentations now veer more towards electro-pop, but her storytelling and heartfelt lyricism is still every bit as cerebral.
A Texas native now living in NYC, Jaffe has released four critically acclaimed studio albums, along with several eps, scored original music to the award-winning independent film Never Goin’ Back, co-wrote and sang on a Grammy award winning track for Eminem’s The Marshall Mathers LP 2 album and contributed her eerily haunting vocal to the Disney/Pixar short The Blue Umbrella scored by Jon Brion.
Jaffe has earned accolades from the likes of NPR, New York Times, Vogue, Interview, SPIN, USA Today, ELLE, Noisey, Nylon, Billboard, Marie Claire and more. She's performed at New York Fashion Week and made her Late Night TV Debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Sarah Jaffe has toured the US extensively both on her own and supported artists such as Cyndi Lauper, The Polyphonic Spree, Erykah Badu, Metric, Norah Jones, Midlake, Chelsea Wolfe, and Patty Griffin as well as doing several tours in Europe. She’s also played numerous festivals including Made In America in Philly, ACL in Austin and SummerFest in Milwaukee.
“Pop? Indie rock? Who cares! Walker Lukens is loyal to only one category: excellence” says NPR of the Austin based singer, songwriter, and producer. Others have called him “one of the best songwriters in Texas” (Free Press Houston,) “a non-sexually threatening version of Prince” (Austin Chronicle,) and “highly caffeinated” (Indy Week.) Another blog actually called him the “Millennial Eric Clapton” (Diandra Reviews It All.) idk y’all. He’s the co-creator and host of the experimental songwriting podcast, Song Confessional, and co-owns a recording studio called, Paradise Lunch, where he produced his fourth studio record, Accessible Beauty. It comes out this summer.