Born in Minneapolis, Luke began writing songs at the age of 16 and composed all of the music on his debut album, Be still, before he graduated high school. He continued to write music throughout his college years and in 2010 he recorded and released, Be still, followed by his second album, No Other Way, in 2011.
In 2012 Luke’s intricate guitar style and warm captivating vocals attracted three-time Grammy Award-winning artist Ben Harper. Luke then opened for Harper’s first-ever solo acoustic tour in both the U.S. and Canada, playing in such storied venues as Chicago’s Cadillac Palace, Toronto’s Massey Hall, and Philadelphia’s Merriam Theatre.
Harper went on to produce Spehar’s third album, All Is Gift in 2015. Following the release Luke married his wife Elizabeth and together, as newlyweds, they toured the country. This adventure was the catalyst for Spehar’s fourth release, The Pilgrim (2018). Produced by Matt Patrick at the Library Recording Studio in Minneapolis, MN, The Pilgrim celebrates the beauty and adventure of music, marriage, and fatherhood. Together with their three young daughters, Luke and Elizabeth live in St. Paul, MN.
Luke and his band will be offering a set of praise and reflection music at the Congress for the English track, transitional music, and supporting our worship in the concluding Mass. He will also be offering background music for the night of Eucharistic Adoration (a Congress pre-event) on June 9th.
More on Luke Spehar music here.
Performance title and description:
A Pilgrim’s Way – Our Journey to the Source and Summit.
Nationally known recording artist, singer, songwriter, and performer, Luke Spehar, somehow manages to make the simple profound, helping others rediscover the beauty and intimacy of Christ while rekindling their desire to go deeper in their Catholic faith. The unplugged honesty and transparency of often taking the road less traveled is made evident in his music and ministry. Audiences find themselves drawn into an authentic faith experience that both captivates and enriches lives.
Join Luke Spehar and company on a dynamic musical journey that explores and celebrates the source and summit of our faith, the Eucharist.