Steven Lee “Luke” Lukather is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, arranger, and record producer best known for his work with the rock band Toto. By , Lukather was the only remaining, original Toto member still performing with the band: Despite being known in the past for having an intricate set of effects units , Lukather now says he plays mostly free of such modifications after seeing some overdone commercial unit configurations named after him. In , he released the instructional ” Star Licks ” guitar video featuring many of the guitar parts from the first five Toto studio albums. Views Read Edit View history. It’s not like the old days when I was doing 25 sessions a week.

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Jeff Porcaro, who had been playing drums with Steely Dan since[4] became a mentor to Lukather and furthered his interest in session work. Inwhen Lukather was nineteen years old, he was invited by his high trnasition friends David Paich and the Porcaro steve lukather transition flac Steve and Jeff to join them in forming their band, Toto.

In Lukather changed to a roasted maple neck with a rosewood fret boardciting the exceptional stability of roasted maple while touring as a factor in his decision. InLukather received an invitation to tour Japan with fellow guitarist Larry Carlton after Japanese promoters requested that Carlton’s annual tours each be different from the last.

It’s not like the old days when I was doing 25 sessions a week.

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He also stwve Yamaha and Ovation Adamas series acoustic—electric guitars. It was released on DVD in Lukather has said that the album was produced very simply, and that a lot of ambient studio noise—counting off on various tracks, for instance—is audible on it. While he once used many guitar effects in the studio and on stage, he now frequently disparages such practice, and instead advocates clean tones and minimal studio processing.


Lukather was a seve member of the band Los Lobotomys, a collaboration of session musicians including jazz and be-bop player David “Creatchy” Garfield and Toto drummer Jeff Porcaroreplaced after his death by Simon Phillipswho also replaced Porcaro in Toto. Lukather recruited keyboardist Jeff Babko and guitarist Larry Carltonwho Lukather had worked with previously, to help arrange the songs. He is also recognized for his efficiency in the studio, often recording tracks in one take using minimal sound processing.

Lukather admitted that the reason why he has no songwriting contributions on the first two Toto albums was that he wasn’t writing many songs at the time, because he was intimidated steve lukather transition flac the talent of the band’s chief songwriter, David Paich.

The project was a challenge to Lukather, who steve lukather transition flac to be creative to turn the traditionally simple songs into something interesting for listeners without altering the fundamental structures. Rockin’ in the Free World G3: The trransition are gone. Steve Lukather Height is 1. The album was produced with songwriter and record producer C.

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Additionally, the touring band for the album falc sometimes introduced as “Steve Lukather and Los Lobotomys” and sometimes as just “Los Lobotomys”. Grammy Award for Record of the Year.

Retrieved from ” https: Steve Lukather Official Website. Event occurs at It was during this period in the early s that Lukather became interested in the idea of becoming a session musiciana vocation that provided opportunities to play with a variety of famous musicians.

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Lukather also credits Jeff Porcaro for his leadership within the band during that period. Lukather’s first job in the music industry was studio work with Boz Scaggs[5] after which Paich and Jeff Porcaro—who had become prominent session musicians in their own right [6] —asked Lukather to join them in forming Toto in along with Bobby KimballDavid Hungateand Steve Porcaro.


Vai provided guitar work for ” Carol of the Bells ” along with Lukather’s son Trevor, then 14 years old. Porcaro is pleased that this steve lukather transition flac of the band includes him, guitarist Steve Lukather and keyboardist David Paich.

Lukather was flattered by the invitation to tour with Carlton, citing him as his favorite guitarist. A part either works or it doesn’t. Lukather achieved notability in the s and s as one of the most sought-after session guitarists in Los Angeles, [19] playing with a wide range of artists from Aretha Franklin to Warren Zevon. Lukather wrote the songs for the album in a hotel room with his son and a handful of other musicians, using basic equipment. Lukaher Changing Times foac, released on February 22,is a collection of songs Lukather recorded in between Toto tours.

While Lukather focused on instrumental writing and production on previous albums but collaborated with lyricists, he wrote much of the lyrics for All’s Well That Ends Well himself.

Los Lobotomys formed in the mids and steve lukather transition flac regular shows in the Los Angeles area, sgeve inviting whatever session musicians happened to be available and in the area.