Oh, he's been around since the 70's and has gone from semi-stardom to stretch out into prog rock with Utopia and as a solo artist. He's also a producer, songwriter and one hella guitarist.
Steven Lee Lukather stands atop the world of music recently voted in 1 guitarist worldwide in over 40 countries at VoteNumber1.com. Not to bad for the Los Angeles born and bred talent inspired by the Beatles and then onward to the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, Steely Dan and Miles Davis to name a few. Steve Lukather segways the rock and roll hall of famer's performing on many chart topping tracks and holding a few Grammy's of his own as a songwriter, arranger, and multi Grammy awarded winner and 30 million plus sales as a worldwide solo artist and with the all encompassing respected ToTo. Steve Lukather's guitar solo's are quintessential among musicians, music fans and people that understand heart in music. Biographies of artists and their accomplished catalog are sometimes flavored to embellish the artist but there is nothing flavored here and in matching the guitar playing and unforgettable sound of Steve Lukather. How about respected by artists piers like Brian May, Jeff Beck, Larry Carlton, David Gilmour, Paul McCartney, Alice Cooper, Paul Rodgers, John Wetton and Meatloaf to name an endless few.
Important bodies of his guitar playing and tasteful solos can be heard on dozens of blistering, innovative and time standing songs like Hold The Line (ToTo), Breakdown Dead Ahead (Boz Scaggs), Living In The Limelight (Peter Cetera), Hard To Say I'm Sorry/Get Away (Chicago), Dirty Laundry (Don Henley), Voices (Cheap Trick), Beat It (Michael Jackson), I Keep Forgettin' (Michael McDonald), Arthurs Theme (Christopher Cross), Forever Man (Eric Clapton), Running With The Night (Lionel Ritchie), Stand Back (Stevie Nicks), I Love LA (Randy Newman), Talk To You Later and She's A Beauty (The Tubes) and again on ToTo's I Won't Hold You Back and now Ever Changing Times to highlight only a small portion of his accomplished body of work heard by millions.
Lukather also has another amazing talent and that is his widely dynamic voice heard on great songs like Roseanna, I'll Be Over You, Gyspy Train, The Letting Go and Tell Me What You Want From Me to his background vocals on Van Halen's "Top Of The World" and his credentials as a songwriter on hits songs like Turn Your Love Around (George Benson), She's A Beauty and Talk To You Later (The Tubes).
Now Steve Lukather takes his innovative and orchestrative arrangements, vocal talents and song-writing skills on a "journey of genres" for all music listeners to enjoy and elevate to on his new solo release Steve Lukather "Ever Changing Times". Steve reunites his song-writing talents with the crafted Randy Goodrum, Stan Lynch and his off spring,TrEv Lukather who has the same heart and fire as Steve.
He brings along some of his closest friends and family along for the ride including Leland Sklar, Abe Laboriel Jr, Joseph Williams, Steve Porcaro, TrEv Lukather, Tina Lukather, Bill Champlin, Bernard Fowler, Steve Weingart, John Pierce, Randy Goodrum, Jeff Babko, Greg Mathieson, Lenny Castro and more. The production wizardry and chemistry of Steve Lukather and Steve MacMillan take the release to pure perfection.
This release strikes a perfect chord do to the fact that it's unique to the listeners ears in that every song - though differently styled - is premier from front to back. Steve Lukather and Ever Changing Times is a true Gem and a new record breaking achievement from a solo artist that is and always will be the real-deal in music and the heart of listeners for generations to come. Steve Lukather, Ever Changing Times.