Luke's songs were collaborations. On some, he wrote the lyrics, on others the medley . But he collaborated with his bandmates, friends and pretty much anyone who wanted to learn and play with him. As a result, many musicians in Victoria knew some of the more popular tunes like Tuesday Morning/Just a Thought (Rachwalski), I'll be Back (Rachwalski/Bachman) and Genie (Rachwalski, Venoit, Ransford, Bachman, Douglas, Anstey) .
Unfortunately, there aren't any really high quality recordings so we are hopeful others will continue to jam, play, improve, and eventually record the body work. For more information on copywrite or if you want the lyrics, send us a note.
Below is a sampling of music from Criss Cross and The River band in collaboration with David Douglas, George Anstey, Ashton Bachman, Peter Ransford, and Devon Venoit. Later on the page are some really interesting prog-rock/jazz recordings from Canvas with JImi James Fraser, Devon Venoit and Peter Ransford. While Luke loved all genres, he didn't want to categorize the music Canvas made. He referred to it as "sexy rock and roll", a blank canvas which like all great live music is painted differently everytime.
Criss Cross and the River