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Actor Tom Wopat, Better Known As Luke Duke, Is Also A Talented Jazz Singer

Although actor/singer/guitarist Tom Wopat is best known for his role as Luke Duke in the long-running television series "The Dukes Of Hazzard," his best artistic work was still ahead of him when that series ended.

Instead of seeking more television work, Wopat pursued his first love, music. He has recorded 10 albums in a variety of genres, and has performed in several Broadway musicals including "Annie Get Your Gun" with Bernadette Peters.

Wopat is currently touring with his jazz group, and we were very pleased that he could make time to visit the KPLU Performance Studio. All he brought with him was a guitar, his fine voice and some good stories.

Songs:

  1. "Leave It Like It Is"
  2. "Look Around"
  3. "Thailand Sea"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfJ2S8cX-xs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkcgT2qq5K4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70zszIm_cfI

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Abe grew up in Western Washington, a 3rd generation Seattle/Tacoma kid. It was as a student at Pacific Lutheran University that Abe landed his first job at KNKX, editing and producing audio for news stories. It was a Christmas Day shift no one else wanted that gave Abe his first on-air experience which led to overnights, then Saturday afternoons, and started hosting Evening Jazz in 1998.