Justin

Songwriter - Session Guitarist

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Songwriter and Guitarist on #1 Billboard album Khalid "Free Spirit"

I'm all about the song. As a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist session musician with a proven discography, I try to bring every song I work on to its highest level. Whether it's music, lyrics, instrumental parts, or full productions, I love to write and contribute to great songs.

I've produced and/or written songs for Khalid, The Revivalists, Pell, Big Time Rush, and many others - check my credits for past projects. My work has been used on ABC's Home Economics, Grey's Anatomy, USA's Shooter, Nickelodeon's Big Time Rush, various Netflix shows, used by companies like Goop and Dôen, and featured on Spotify editorial playlists like Written By, Pop Rising, Lo-fie Indie, New Alt, Bedroom Pop, and New Music Friday.

As a multi-instrumentalist session musician, I often play all of the instruments on a track and specialize in various genres and playing styles. My primary focus is the guitar - electric, acoustic, slide, Nashville strung, classical, alt tunings - and I'm proficient on bass, piano, ukulele, banjo, drums, and harmonica. I collect various instruments and consider them to be tools in creating the best composition possible.

I primarily work remotely from my home studio and have a quick turnaround with multiple revisions on every project whether it's songwriting, instrument recording, or production oriented.

Send me a note through the contact button above.

Credits

AllMusic verified credits for Justin Lucas
  • Valerie June
  • Valerie June
  • EXO
  • EXO
  • Khalid
  • EXO
  • EXO
  • EXO
  • Super Junior
  • Super Junior
  • The Revivalists
  • Super Junior
  • Kevin Hart
  • Taemin
  • The Janoskians
  • Nick Carter
  • Jordan Knight
  • Nick Carter
  • Jordan Knight
  • Nick Carter
  • Jordan Knight
  • Ty
  • Big Time Rush
  • Jay Sean
  • Jay Sean
  • Madagascar
  • Thomston
  • Thomston
  • Julietta
  • Julietta
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Julietta
  • Julietta
  • Maggie Koerner
  • Elen Levon

37 Reviews - 7 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Lucci H.
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    Justin is a talented songwriter, with the very little materials I provided, he was able to bring my version of the song to its complete. Would definitely work with him again in the future if the opportunities occurs. Please forgive me for my plain words, I am sincerely grateful.

  2. Review by Tyler N.
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    Working with Justin has been so great! He is quick with ideas and helped me capture the emotions needed for the project!

  3. Review by Joel B.
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    Talented songwriter and easy to work with!

  4. Review by Daniela
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    Just a great experience every single time! Very talented, professional, easy to communicate with. Always super happy with the results!

  5. Review by Keith Mangam
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    Justin was super fun to work with! He has great ideas and a wide range of instrumental skills when helping think about songwriting and production ideas. He was very collaborative and was able to get right to the sound I was hoping for. Would definitely love to work with Justin again!

  6. Review by Tyler N.
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    Justin is one of the most talented writers I've worked with! He grasped the concept and slam dunked it! Can't wait to work with him again!

  7. Review by adam g.
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    Justin's a rockstar. Helped me with 3 songs & already looking forward to working on more. He's your guy!

  8. Review by dana n.
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    Justin is a very professional musician who always exceeds expectations. His ability to play guitar and add that touch of magic to the track is phenomenal! He always delivers in a timely fashion and is an absolute pleasure to work with. I will be contacting him again for sure.

  9. Review by adam g.
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    Was great working with Justin again. Always fast, great communication & ideas

  10. Review by emoty
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    Justin was very nice. I had a lot of fun working with him. It was a great experience. Justin is also very creative, friendly and knows how to do music. Much appreciated. Will definitely work with him soon!

  11. Review by Holly Clough
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    Justin in an incredibly talented guitarist. Highly recommend!

  12. Review by galla
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    To echo everyone else, Justin is grade A. So happy to have found him on here for songwriting help. Already starting a second job together

  13. Review by Eros Falconer
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    If you want to create something special, Justin is your person ! He is very professional, friendly and communicative ! He brings his amazing talent to the table and I can't be happier with his work!

  14. Review by dana n.
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    I gave Justin a riff that I had been working on and he made one of the best collaborations ever. Justin is an exceptionally talented producer and guitar player. He helped embody the emotion and feeling of the track giving it a dream like quality. I really enjoyed working with Justin on this and I really hope to collaborate with him again in the future!

  15. Review by Sam H.
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    Great guy. Good at getting catchy hooks and he's fast too. highly recommend.

  16. Review by Daniela
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    Wonderful experience, absolutely recommend. So easy to work with, great communication, very talented and nice guy. You just can't go wrong.

  17. Review by Victoria C.
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    Nice working with Justin, great musical ear!

  18. Review by dana n.
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    Justin completed the task in a timely manner and contributed some great ideas we got a great song out of it. I'm very happy with the result. Great songwriter and Musician.

  19. Review by Gene A.
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    Great with melodies and super quick and adaptable with his turnaround!

  20. Review by Sameer
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    Working with Justin was great! He's an experienced songwriter with a talent and passion for music, and he really understood exactly what my vision was and how to get there!

  21. Review by Kelly Justine
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    It was a pleasure working with Justin - an extremely talented and creative songwriter. Delivery was super quick with great communication. I couldn't be happier with my project. Looking forward to getting started on the next one!

  22. Review by Daniel
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    A true professional. Always a pleasure to work with.

  23. Review by Abed N.
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    The best at what he does as always extremely professional 100%%%% recommended!!!

  24. Review by Breena A.
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    Overall amazing. Knew exactly how to help me put my song together and I couldn’t be more happy with it.

  25. Review by Nathan Snow
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    From start to finish Justin was incredible! Talented is an understatement!

  26. Review by WILBUR
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    Justin was amazing to work with! An extremely talented musician and songwriter. I am so appreciative of his work on the project that I brought to him. I look forward to working with Justin again in the future. He most definitely brings the best to your project.

  27. Review by Abed N.
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    The Best as always!

  28. Review by Daniel
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    Very talented songwriter.
    Was a pleasure to work with.

  29. Review by Carl-Philip M.
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    He's a proffesional, it was pleasure from start to finsih as always.

  30. Review by Abed N.
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    Justin Gets the job done per usual!

  31. Review by Carl-Philip M.
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    He's a true proffesional!
    Great experience.

  32. Review by Ivan
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    Fast response and quality work.

  33. Review by Insolente
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    Quality work, very communicative and fast response.

  34. Review by Abed N.
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    Amazing work by Justin Has did exactly what was needed for my project (5 stars for sure!)

  35. Review by Abed N.
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    Great guitarist has a great ear for music!

  36. Review by David A.
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    WOW! love this song. Magic!

  37. Review by Micah
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    incredible instrumentalist and producer

Interview with Justin

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: I have a comfortable home studio filled with unique gear and instruments. I like to combine high end items like ATC monitors, Soundelux microphones, and an Apogee Symphony interface with vintage gear. Some highlights include a 1965 Ampeg Gemini II amp, 60's Silvertone Guitar with Goil Foil PU, 60's Fender P-bass, Fostex cassette 4 track, vintage Ludwig WFL drum set, and a Baldwin Acrosonic piano.

  3. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  4. A: I most commonly collaborate with clients as a producer, songwriter, and session musician. This always entails recording a variety of instruments and parts for the final track and often includes recording/editing all vocals and crafting the entire production of the song as a sole producer. Many times it also includes doing the final mix.

  5. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  6. A: A unique perspective and skill set - as an avid music fan and multi-instrumentalist with a degree in Ethnomusicology I draw on eclectic influences, sounds, and techniques

  7. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  8. A: Can you make it sound like "x"? My answer is, yes, of course, within reason. But let's use that as a jumping-off point to make something more unique and tailor-made for the project at hand.

  9. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  10. A: I like to think I bring a unique perspective and skill set to any project - as an avid music fan and multi-instrumentalist with a degree in Ethnomusicology, I draw on influences and techniques most people don't know about

  11. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  12. A: I have a professional home studio filled with unique gear and instruments. I combine top-end items like ATC monitors, API preamps, Soundelux microphones and a UAD Apollo interface with vintage gear. Some highlights include a 1965 Ampeg Gemini II amp, 60's Silvertone Guitar with Goil Foil PU, 60's Fender P-bass, 50's Ludwig WFL drum set, 60s Baldwin Acrosonic piano, and assorted percussion and more exotic instruments,

  13. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  14. A: I most commonly collaborate with clients as a producer, songwriter, and session musician. This always entails recording a variety of instruments and parts for the final production and often includes recording and editing all vocals and crafting the entire production of the song as a sole producer.

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Free Spirit by Khalid

I was the guitarist and songwriter in this production

Terms Of Service

Turn around within 2-3 business days. Each project gets 2-3 revisions, depending on the scale.

GenresSounds Like
  • Kacey Musgraves
  • Khalid
  • Blake Mills
Gear Highlights
  • Apogee Symphony Desktop
  • ATC Monitors
  • Vintage Silvertone Guitar
  • Vintage Fender Precision Bass
  • Vintage Ludwig Drum Kit
  • Baldwin Piano
  • Fostex XR-3 Cassette Four Track
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