- Artist: Luke Mitchell
- Format: CD
- Release Date:3/18/2008
Luke Mitchell is a 17 year old songwriter from South Carolina. He currently resides in Hilton Head Island, and records at Elevated Basement Studios in Savannah, GA. Luke has been described as a songwriter way beyond his years. After just completing his first album, he is already looking forward to recording another with long time producer, Kevin Rose. Luke will soon be attending Berklee College of Music to go after his dreams of being a producer, and Music Business major. He has been compared to Johhny Cash, Tom Petty, Brian Wilson, and Bob Dylan by professors at Berklee. Jack Sherman, a veteran guitar player who has played with the likes of Bob Dylan, John Hiatt, Tonio K, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more, happily agreed to sign on for the the 'High Expectations' project. Sherman said when the two got together, it didn't sound like "a 17-year-old and a 52-year-old playing. We were just two guys playing rock 'n' roll."To Sherman, Mitchell is a unique breed of young musicians, who cling to the purity of music that was once considered rebellious. 'True rock 'n' roll isn't something that can be found in a classroom, he says; it's what happens when the guitar is your constant companion and the lyrics reflect real life',Sherman says. And he thinks Mitchell fits the bill. Peter Flynn from 'The South Magazine' commented, 'Luke offers a mature, analog rock sound that is both honest and musically intriguing, while still tinged with teenage innocence'. Peter Flynn ended his review by stating, 'High Expectations is surely just the first step in what will be a long and fruitful career for the yougster' Some more reviews, comments, Etc.... 'Not yet holding a high school diploma,Luke, who sings and plays guitar, has managed to do what some musicians never fully accomplish- discover an original voice and a style that suits him perfectly' -Peter Flynn, The South Magazine "Rock n' roll was once definitely an alternative lifestyle. Now, it seems like another vocation," Sherman says. "I don't see that in Luke so much. He has almost an encyclopedic passion for it." -Jack Sherman, Studio Guitarist, original Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist 'But it's also not often that a 17-year-old books time in a recording studio - Elevated Basement Studios in Savannah - to record his first CD, which has already received attention from local press'. -Heather Hoefer, The Guide 'Those seeking a straight-forward rock album, with influences up and down the dial, will consider their High expectations met. Along with 14 tracks of foot stomping rock, they'll also find a few other surprises'. -Barry Kaufman, Hilton Head Monthly "Luke presented me with a mix of home demos and live tracks, and my first impression was, 'Wow!' My second was how much I was looking forward to working with him." -Kevin Rose, Savannah Producer, Owner of Elevated Basement Studios 'Rough mixes of the album posit Mitchell as an almost preternaturally savvy tunesmith with a strong working knowledge of rock conventions'. -Jim Reed, Writer for Connect Savannah "He never fails to surprise me," the producer said with a chuckle. "I hate to mention his age as a qualifier, 'cause in many ways, Luke is like a seasoned veteran, but one with a fresh approach. He has a more open mind than most folks who've been at this for decades." -Kevin Rose, Savannah Producer, Owner of Elevated Basement Studios.
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