Klaus Luchs is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer who began his musical journey on piano at the age of 7. He discovered the guitar as a teenager and started writing, performing and recording with local bands. He further pursued his passion by studying classical/jazz guitar with Fareed Haque at Northern Illinois University. Klaus also had the honor of studying with classical guitar virtuoso Denis Azabagic for many years. He also performed in masterclasses for Sergio Assad at The Chicago College of Performing Arts and Manuel Baruecco at The Peabody Conservatory.
Soon after graduating music school, he quickly became a well known player for live and studio performance around the Chicago area before moving to Nashville in 2013. He has a strong reputation for being a creative, versatile musician that is highly proficient at playing a multitude of string instruments.
During the summer/fall of 2016 he was on tour playing 5 string banjo and acoustic guitar for Big Machine recording artist “Tara Thompson”. Klaus has also filled in as the lead guitarist for Warner Music Nashville recording artist William Michael Morgan. Klaus currently tours as the utility player (lap steel, mandolin) for Lilly Winwood. Klaus also performs as a sideman for Troy Cartwright, Donica Knight, Haley and Michaels, The Summit and many other artists in and around Nashville.
Klaus is also an active producer and songwriter. He releases solo albums under his own name and he produces/writes for “Marleah and the Leverage” which is a group he started with singer/songwriter Marleah Liddle.
In January of 2017, Klaus released a new solo album called “Z Sessions” which was distributed by Nine North Records. The album was produced by Saul Zonana and Klaus Luchs and recorded at Studio Z. Klaus is a big fan of Saul’s music and they have a natural recording chemistry which is evident when listening to the album.
Learn more about Klaus at http://www.klausluchs.com