Luke Bulla has been singing and playing music most of his life. Touring with and singing in his family band from age four, Luke took up the fiddle at seven. Over the course of the next few years, he won the National Fiddle Contest (in Weiser, Idaho) six times in his respective age categories.
His seventh win came in the Grand Champion division at age sixteen, making him the youngest to have earned the title at the time. Entering Nashville’s Grand Masters fiddle contest at age ten, Luke distinguished himself by being the youngest person to have made the top ten.
In the Spring of 1999, Luke’s career took him to Nashville where he began to establish himself as a full time musician. He spent his early years in Tennessee playing fiddle in Ricky Skaggs’ band, Kentucky Thunder. Following the Skaggs stint, he became a member of the John Cowan Band. More recently Luke has performed and/or recorded with Jim Lauderdale, Darrell Scott, Alison Krauss, Jerry Douglas, Lyle Lovett, Sam Bush, Paul Simon, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Bryan Sutton, Kevin Costner & Modern West, Russ Barenberg Trio, Sean Watkins, Sara Watkins, Tony Rice, Chris Thile, Peter Rowan, Glen Phillips, Rodney Crowell, and Earl Scruggs. Luke was also an instructor at Mark O’Connor’s fiddle camps from 2001-2007.
With long-time friend, Casey Driessen, Luke founded the band, Wisechild. The band toured briefly with John Mayer and Counting Crows.
Luke is currently touring full-time with Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group and Large Band, the Jerry Douglas Band, and will be appearing at festivals and performing arts centers this year with a new bluegrass collaboration featuring Noam Pikelny (Punch Brothers), Bryan Sutton, Barry Bales (Alison Krauss and Union Station), and Ronnie McCoury.