Meet Luke Caccetta. I have been following him for a long time and am excited to have interviewed him so we could learn a little more about where he’s coming from.
What’s your favorite kind of sandwich?
I think I’m going to have to say a toasted chicken salad sandwich. This was tough, but I believe that one wins for me.
The Beatles or Elvis? Why?
Elvis because he was the person that got me into music. When I was four years old I saw a performer at my hometown theme park (Busch Gardens Williamsburg) do an Elvis impersonation and that sparked my passion for music. The first time I ever performed on stage was doing an Elvis impersonation. Elvis was the person that kickstarted everything musical for me.
Lyrics to live by?
Oooooooooooo that’s a great question and a tough one. The first lyrics that popped into my head are the ones I’m gonna go with and it happens to be my favorite artist. So. “It’s a town full of losers, I’m pulling out of here to win.”- Bruce Springsteen ‘Thunder Road’
“Desert Island” album?
Again, Bruce Springsteen. ‘The Rising’. I was raised on that record. The Boss would keep me sane while I was lost to the world.
What country music artists do you listen to the most?
Mainly two to be completely honest. Frankie Ballard and Kip Moore. Two of the more rock n roll kind of guys haha. I just dig their stuff and their approach to music.
How would you describe your “sound”?
Honesty in the lyrics and rock in the music. The overall tone or mood might change album to album…but those are two things you can always expect from me.
Where do you see your musical career in 5 years?
Well I hope to be on the road full time. That’s what I love the most is traveling and playing shows so hopefully in 5 years we can be back to that norm!
Are there any instruments you don’t play but wish you did? Why?
Oh there’s a few haha. I’d have to say saxophone though. At least to me, whenever I hear a saxophone it’s just warm and inviting. The sound it creates is both polished and edgy. I mean who doesn’t love a good sax solo?
What was the best advice you have received?
The main advice I remember after all these years is dream big and don’t quit. It may seem cliche but the longer I’m in the music industry the more that advice means to me.
What advice would you give to yourself at the start of your musical career?
I wouldn’t give him any advice at all. I’d just pat him on the back and tell him I’m excited for his future. While I still got a hell of a long way to go…..I’m so thankful for the skills and tricks and experience I’ve gained throughout my journey.
Where does most of your inspiration come from?
It’s so arbitrary. I could play one chord and it will make me think of one specific thing which in turn makes me think of an idea for a song. A phrase someone says in passing, something on the news, anything I can see or hear with my eyes and ears can be fair game!
What do you consider to be your biggest achievement in your career so far?
Writing with my songwriting heroes, mentors and best friends. No matter whether I sell out shows or not I have those songs I can play for the rest of my life. Those songs tie us together and I am so grateful for that.
What’s on the horizon for you that you would like to share?
There’s always new music in the works. I’ve been in a big soul searching journey with my music the last year or so and I’m excited to share my self discoveries with the everyone!