Mike McKenna and Luke Gibson have a long history of legendary Canadian bands under their collective belts that began with Luke and the Apostles. Legendary producer Paul Rothchild (The Doors, and Janis Joplin) once commented that Luke and the Apostles was “the greatest album I never got to make”. The Apostles were a mainstay of Toronto’s rich blues and r&b scene from 1964-67. They shared the bill at the Grateful Dead’s first New York appearance, opened subsequent shows for the ‘Dead’, Jefferson Airplane, Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, Johnny Winter and more.
After the Apostles disbanded McKenna and Gibson pursued separate careers that would see McKenna move on to the highly acclaimed McKenna Mendelson Mainline, and Gibson to Kensington Market. Another round of Luke and the Apostles followed, resulting in the single “You Make Me High” which continues to receive airplay today.
Now Gibson and McKenna have reunited once again. They are currently working a new CD, recording at Miller’s Psychedome Studios in Toronto.
The legend continues!