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Luke Wade

Luke Wade

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Some musicians seek the artist’s life; others are born into it. For Texas-based singer-songwriter Luke Wade, it turns out both are true.

Wade, a small town Texas native whose sophomore album, “The River,” arrived March 21, has been a fixture of national stages for around a decade. The son of a well-known artist and a dancer, Wade decided years ago that his future was going to be on stages and scenes telling his stories.

“I really think that’s why I’m on this planet,” he says. “I never sit in my house and play songs for myself. It’s all about what they do for other people, that shared experience.”

Backed by his band, No Civilians, a group that’s both a band and a concept, the new album is an honest look at Wade’s life in lyrical form.

He may write and perform his songs, but Wade says it’s his fans that breathe life into his songs. “Once I write the song it’s not about me anymore, it’s about who I’m playing for. I write thinking that if someone’s in the right frame of mind this could change their life.”

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