Luke Bell (1990–2022) was an American country musician and singer-songwriter, best known for the crowd-puller songs Where or Been? (2017), The Bullfighter, and Jealous Boy (2021). On August 29, 2022, Luke Bell was found dead in Tucson, Arizona, after disappearing on August 20, 2022.
Luke Bell was born on 27 January 1990.age 32 years; by 2022), Lexington, Kentucky, U.S. He moved to Wyoming with his family at the age of 2. He attended Cody High School from where he graduated in 2008. A native of Cody, Wyoming, Bell attended college in Laramie for a few years before catching the music bug. He began his musical journey during his college years at a local bar, where he met singer-songwriter Pat Ready. In an interview, he talked about the beginning of his musical journey and said,
I went for a few years, and spun my way through a few classes, and a lot of parties… I had just started playing music. There’s a bar in Laramie called Buckhorn, and there was a huge community of people there, and I formed a small band. The first kind of band thing I had was, and I did that for a while. I was having fun but I don’t know, I just left and left. ,
The music inspired him to spend some time in Tennessee, Texas and Louisiana. He moved to Austin in 2011 and formed a rock and roll band called ‘Fast Luke and the Lead Heavy’, which occasionally performed at the Hole in the Wall Bar near the University of Texas campus. In Hole in the Wall, a man named Dennis O’Donnell, who worked as a bartender, allows Luke to perform on stage at all times. In an interview, Luke talked about Dennis O’Donnell and said,
There was a $1.50 High Life at Hole in the Wall on Monday nights when I first moved there, and was the residence of Mike and the Moonpies, Leo Rondo and Ramsey Midwood, and I was living on a couch on campus and could walk there. was every day. I hung out there every day for about six days and harassed bartender Dennis O’Donnell until he was like, ‘Okay, baby, come in and play 3 songs at 3 a.m. while I’m setting up the chairs. am.
The band played there every day from 3 to 5 residency, but were eventually hounded for playing too loudly and eventually fired. Later, Denise O’Donnell opened White Horse Bar on Austin’s east side. Next, Luke Bell landed a regular performance slot on stage at White Horse. Thereafter, he accompanied Pat Ready on a tour of Oregon. In Nashville, Tennessee, he recorded his 2014 album “Don’t Mind If I Do” and caught the attention of talent agency WME. In Nashville, he began performing regularly at the infamous Santa’s Pub.
Height (approx.): 5′ 9″
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: green Grey
Not much information is available about his family.
In 2012, he released his eponymous studio album. In 2014, he found his way to Nashville, where he released his second studio album, Don’t Mind If I Do, which was released on Bandcamp.
Subsequently, Nashville talent agency WME signed him, and soon he was on the opening show of touring music for American country musicians Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Jr., and Dwight Yoakam. In 2016, Bell signed a record deal with Thirty Tigers Agency and released a self-titled studio album, Luke Bell, which featured Southern country, light-hearted bluegrass and dramatic, soulful blues. The album took most of Don’t Mind If I Do’s best songs and combined them with some new tracks. During his concerts, he often played with Klay Tyson, Johnny Appleseed and Smithsonian Folkway recording artist Matt Kinman. In 2017, Picathon Music Festival, an annual three-day music festival based out of Portland, Oregon, booked Luke. At the festival, Luke and Kinman played side by side.
After winning Best Honky Tonk Male at Dale Watson’s Ameripolitan Awards in 2018, Luke Bell nearly disappeared from the public eye due to bipolar disorder. Singles under his belt include Where Ya Been? (2017) and Jealous Boy (2021). In 2021, Luke Bell collaborated with Martha Spencer to perform a cover of the song “Dublin Blues” as a tribute to Guy Clark on the occasion of his 80th birthday, uploaded to Martha Spencer’s eponymous YouTube channel Is.
On August 29, 2022, Luke Bell was found dead in Tucson, Arizona. Bell reportedly went missing on August 20, 2022, in Tucson, where he was on his way to a concert. Luke was suffering from bipolar disorder since 2018. Although Luke was beginning to recover, his mental state worsened when he was in Tucson with Matt Kinman. Apparently, Luke ran away, while Matt went to get something to eat after which he disappeared. While Luke was still missing, Matt revealed that a change in Luke’s medication could have played a role in his disappearance.
Facts / Trivia
- In 2015, the American monthly magazine Rolling Stone described Luke Bell as a singer who “plays classic honky-tonk with a wink and a yodel that casts the sleeping ghosts of the country better than any magic spell.” calls.”
- In February of 2018, Luke won Best Honorable Tonk Male at the Dale Watson-backed Ameripolitan Awards in Memphis, Tennessee.
- He owned a 1995 Buick LeSabre early in his career.
- He enjoyed consuming alcoholic beverages