Luke Gard is an acoustic guitarist currently living in Nashville, TN. Luke creates and arranges acoustic guitar instrumentals that contain honest melodies and thoughtful notes.
Luke's first album, Old Waves, contains eleven original songs, all written and recorded by Luke. Recorded in the guest bedroom of a Florida apartment, this album was Luke's first release and first home-recording. Luke had been writing and arranging these songs for many years, but never found the time or courage to release them. Old Waves was a fun release and Luke is glad he shared these songs!
Luke followed this album with As You Go: Hymns of Hope, a compilation of Luke's favorite hymns, arranged by Luke as solo pieces for the acoustic guitar. Recorded by Luke in a 1920's Craftsman-style Florida house, these traditional melodies seem to have new life as they echo off of the wood flooring and old windows. Timeless hymns recorded in a historic house, played on a new, but old sounding acoustic guitar.
His most recent release, Surely You Are There, is a ten-track album of original arrangements that invite the listener to pause and reflect. This was Luke's most challenging release to-date, as the arrangements are very intricate and each note plays a crucial role. Recorded at home in Nashville, TN, the result is an album that contains songs that create space for the listener to be still. Even though this album had its challenges, Luke is proud of it and is eager to share these songs with listeners.
Luke's partner-in-crime for all three of these albums has been fellow acoustic guitarist, Doug Young. Doug has mixed and mastered all three albums, giving them some extra magic to make each song sound its best.
When not playing guitar, Luke is enjoying time with his wife and their "kids" - a Chiweenie named Brinkley and a calico cat named Kevin.
Luke is always writing and working on new music, so stay tuned for more releases to come!