Luke Nassar makes dynamic, vocally rich pop music. Inspired by multiple genres, his music blends a host of influences together to result in a timeless sound. Whether he’s on the acoustic stage or with a full band, Luke’s performances carry an authenticity that captures the audience.
Growing up between San Diego, San Francisco, and Austin, Luke first began experimenting with lyrics and music in early high school. While studying music at Southern Methodist University, he created Blue Apollo, the band that brought his music to stages across Texas. Early shows were met with great success as a fan base quickly solidified on SMU’s campus and within the local music scene. Their first EP, "Light-Footed Hours," came out in April 2016 and included the single: “Walls". Success of the first record and early performances quickly opened doors to bigger shows including opening for Nelly at Moody Coliseum Dallas, American Aquarium at Trees Dallas, Lawrence at Gas Monkey Dallas, and Cherub at Rhodes College Memphis. The EP was also added to rotation at 67 different CMJ radio stations across the country.
Blue Apollo's final EP, "When You Ask for Rain," was produced by Chris Grainger in Nashville, and released in September 2018. To celebrate, they headlined a show in the Cambridge Room at House of Blues Dallas. Following a small tour throughout Texas, Luke took time to re-evaluate his direction in both life and music. The band would grow apart, but he felt called to continue.
In January 2019, Luke arrived in Nashville and began work as a solo artist. He is exploring new soundscapes and pushing his limits with plans to release new music this year. Follow @lukenassar to see it all come together.