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Walker Lukens

Walker Lukens

Dec 1st 2016 @ Bluebird Theater

Denver, CO
I Was There
Thursday, December 1st, 2016
8:00 PM
Bluebird Theater
3317 E. Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80206
By

Elle Carroll

It’s easy to love Wild Child. Based in Austin, the band — which started with Alexander Beggins and Kelsey Wilson and expanded to a five-piece on the road — writes gentle, dreamy pop songs perfectly suited for the soundtrack to a summer bonfire or an indie romantic comedy, à la (500) Days of Summer. There’s always more than enough folksy guitar, sweetly strummed ukulele and delicate harmonies to go around, but the duo never hesitates to add cello, banjo, xylophone or violin when a song calls for it. The charming “Take It,” a standout from 2015’s Fools, benefits from a little piano flair and Wilson’s optimistic sincerity. “Don’t just smile when you look at me/Because if you feel something you got to let it be said,” she croons over an effortless melody that you can’t help but sway along to.