"Steve "Luke" Lukather" (born Steven Lee Lukather on October 21, 1957 in San Fernando Valley, California) is a session musician, songwriter, arranger, producer and guitar player, best known for his work with pop/prog-rock band Toto. In addition to his work with Toto, Lukather has released several solo albums.
Lukather made himself famous (along with high school friend Michael Landau) for being one of the most sought-after session guitarists in LA in the 70s and 80s. He would walk into a studio last minute and lay down perfect tracks the first time, in whatever style required.
Lukather's most typical album with Toto is "Kingdom of Desire" (Dedicated to Jeff Porcaro).
Known to his friends as "Luke" he still records and tours with Toto (2006) to packed arenas, and continues to be an in-demand studio player and producer.
Influenced by the blues-rock pioneers such as Hendrix, and Jimmy Page, jazz guitarists such as Larry Carlton, and jazz-fusion virtuosos such as Al Di Meola, Lukather's style is unique. He is known for fast, melodic, yet bluesy lines. His vibrato is very pronounced and steady. Lukather differs from most rock guitarists in that he can follow chord ch...