I hope my shyness has never been a denial
Petr Lutka was born on June 28, 1952 in Hranice na Moravě. However, he spent most of his childhood in Lipník nad Bečvou, where his family came from. He has been involved in music since he was a child. He made a good use of his talent for the first time at the age of sixteen as a guitarist for a local big beat band. But rock music bored him over time, he lacked the warmth of the message. Gradually, therefore, he moved to acoustic guitar and to songs composed for him by his classmate Jiří Zych. Right at the first performance in Uherský Brod, he was noticed by Jaroslav Hutka, who motivated the young performer to move to Prague. Petr did it without much hesitation and in 1971 he started studying at the University of Economics. However, he performed tirelessly and soon became an integral part of the Prague folk scene. He soon joined the emerging song association Šafrán alongside the aforementioned Hutka, Vlasta Třešňák, Dagmar Andrtová-Voňková and other authors. However, the recorded joint LP of the Šafrán Association with Lutka’s songs was never officially released, after some protagonists signed Charter 77. In 1981, Petr Lutka adopted the Catholic faith, which was significantly reflected in his work and the way of life. Before the revolution, he took part several times in the pilgrimage to Czestochowa and the expedition to Rome on the occasion of the canonization of Agnes of Bohemia. He sees all this today as a herald of the political change in the Eastern bloc. From the 1990s until today, he still gives concerts and continues on the set lyrical trajectory.