House Studios Presents Luke James Shaffer

House Studios Presents Luke James Shaffer

Baebo Baggins, Erin & The Wildfire

Mon Aug 13

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$12.00 - $15.00

  • full dinner and drink menu available

Luke James Shaffer
Luke James Shaffer
I picked up the guitar my parents had got me for a Christmas after high school. I couldn't play worth crap but I busted out a song or two. When I sang those songs there was a release that I felt for the first time. I didn't know what it was but I honestly knew I wanted more of it. I have been writing and singing ever since. I don't claim to be the best or the most interesting, but I will always be honest in my music. I try not to make too much stuff up or sing about things that mean nothing to me. If I write a song its because there is something in that song that touched me in some way...a moment, a person, a feeling, a look...something stuck in my head and I had to get it out or it might make me go insane. I hope you enjoy what you hear and understand that I do this because I can't do anything else.

Read your Bibles, Brush your teeth.

Luke James Shaffer has been playing music full-time for the last 2 years but has been working on his music career for almost a decade.

After graduating Bowling Green State University he moved to New York City to pursue music. He lived there for 2 years making contacts and playing in some of New York's most popular singer/songwriter venues.

While he was living there he auditioned for American Idol (Seasons 9 and 10). He had some success making it to the top 50 both years just one cut shy of being on the live show. After season 10 Luke recorded his first EP, Fresh EP in NYC.

He won 1st place on an online competition called "Just Let Me Sing" in 2010. He wrote a song called "Marching On" which he got to record in Nashville, TN at The Record Shop. He also performed on Balcony TV while in Nashville.

Luke took a chance on an online web series called "Take the Stage" with Johnny Wright in 2012 through a website called Yobi.tv. It is a reality based web series determined entirely by votes from viewers online. The co-judge and guest star of the show was major producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. Both Johnny and Rodney saw something special in Luke's original song "Marching On" which Luke got to fly out to L.A. and re-produce with Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins. It's set to come out sometime this fall. Luke took 3rd place overall on "Take the Stage".

Luke released his first full-length studio album in December 2012 self titled "Brooklyn Love". It's 18 original songs all written and performed by Luke James Shaffer. Luke used the fundraising website Kickstarter.com to raise the funds necessary to record the album. He was very blessed to have the support to raise more than enough money to fully fund the album and disc duplication and various fees associated with making an album. He wants to again thank everyone for the support! His band mates Rory Taylor (Bassist) and Mark Williams (Drummer) joined him on this album. It was recorded at Little Elephant Recording in Rossford, OH
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Baebo Baggins
Baebo Baggins
All american cowboy
Erin & The Wildfire
Erin & The Wildfire
Erin & The Wildfire is a Charlottesville-based band that has been steadily carving out a reputation for themselves in recent years as one of the most captivating live acts to come out of Central Virginia since their formation in 2012. Fronted by powerhouse vocalist and Fincastle native Erin Lunsford, the band has been making waves throughout Virginia stirring up their unique sonic melting pot of rock, soul, and funk. The group's striking sound, goofy charm, and relentless work ethic has propelled them to some of the Commonwealth's biggest stages, including main stage spots at Roosterwalk and Lockn Festival, as well as back-to-back appearances at Floydfest.
Venue Information:
Union Stage
740 Water Street SW
Washington, DC, 20024
http://www.unionstage.com/