Luke exudes gentlemanly charm and humble sophistication. His congenial easy-spirited musicality traverses alternative Americana, folk-pop, soul, and the intimate singer-songwriter genre. His warm and soulful vocals have garnered him comparisons to Adam Levine, The Lumineers, Vance Joy, Zac Brown Band , and Mumford & Sons. In July 2018 Luke released his first EP, "Luke James Shaffer, Vol. 1" in a partnership with DC’s House Studios. It reached number 7 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts. Luke’s song 'Siren' recently received runner-up in the AAA/Alternative in the International Acoustic Music Awards in 2019.
In March 2019, Luke released his indie rock single "Thieves" followed closely in May by the single "Blood in the Water" on which he joined forced with Jake Vicious, "telling the tale of a heart mislead by love." In 2020 Luke release his highly anticipated Luke James Shaffer, Vol. 2, including crowd favorites like "Oh Honey" and "Who Would've Thought".
Luke plans to release multiple projects in 2020 working with many different artists from the DC area and beyond.