Luke Pytel Band

All the sounds you need for a good time.

Luke Pytel Band



Luke’s musical versatility has earned him a reputation as a solid, skillful guitarist and a respected sideman. Motivated deeply by the words of his departed friend and mentor Chico Banks. He was fortunate to cross paths with Johnny Dollar, Al Harris and Steve Smeja. He started working with Chicago fixture Rodney Brown, who took a chance on the young guitarist and flew Pytel to Phoenix for a gig. Brown’s expansive and somewhat intimidating repertoire forced Luke out of his early comfort zone of shuffles and lumps and into a whole new realm of Blues and R&B.

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”

– Jane Swan

“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.”

– Keith Richards

“That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.”

– Corita Kent