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Broadway World Write up! 

  CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF A MOTOWN LEGEND


Well-known as a purveyor of blue-eyed soul, Luke McMaster sets the bar ever higher with each project he takes on. His latest album has the singer-songwriter delivering classics by a music icon who Bob Dylan deemed America's "greatest living poet" and who played a key role in transforming Motown into a pop music landmark. Songs of Smokey pays tribute to the artistry that made Smokey Robinson a soul legend - each song delivered with McMaster's signature style. 

Set for release on February 7th by Green Hill Productions, Songs of Smokey features McMaster's reimagining of Robinson's most beloved Motown hits, from his percussive twist on "Ooo Baby Baby" to his soul-baring take on "Tears of a Clown." With its caressing vocals and acoustic backing, "The Way You Do the Things You Do" is transformed into a gentle love letter, while "Cruisin'" maintains its distinctive Smokey delivery through McMaster's silky falsetto...

 

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Upcoming Shows

May31

luke mcmaster @ Streaming LIVE

Streaming LIVE

Sunday may be a day of rest, but Sunday night is reserved for Smokey Robinson! From the stage of the world famous Apollo Theatre, I will re-introduce my viewers to the hit filled world of Smokey Robinson. With the full promotional & marketing support of Green Hill Records, the dance card for this show will include stories about Smokey's many hit songs, the recordings with his group, The Miracles, his solo career and contribution to success of Motown Records and, for good measure, my own re-imagining of Smokey's timeless repertoire.

Jun1

luke mcmaster @ Streaming LIVE

Streaming LIVE

Every Monday live @ 5! Classic soul and Motown, as well as brand new originals performed live for you! I'll continue to broadcast from my studio with a featured collection of the best of Soul from the 60s to the present day. From Jackie Wilson's "Higher & Higher" to Pharell Williams "Happy." The song list will also include originals crafted from the genre that inspired a generation.

Jun5

luke mcmaster @ Streaming LIVE

Streaming LIVE

Every Friday I will transport my viewers into the past where they will feel as thought they are sitting behind the recording console at Motown's Hitsville recording studio. That Detroit based studio was the magical laboratory where the Sound of Young America was born; where Motown's future recording stars cut their teeth, including the likes of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, The Supremes, Dianah Ross, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Martha Reeves and many, many more.

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