Winslow-King announces soph CD
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
– Luke Winslow-King announced Tuesday the release of "Everlasting Arms," his sophomore release on Bloodshot Records on Sept.30.
Winslow-King is a guitarist/singer/songwriter from New Orleans by way of Cadillac, Mich. Following his Bloodshot Records debut, "The Coming Tide," last year, Winslow-King toured extensively in the U.S. and overseas with his singing partner (and now wife) Esther Rose and a mutating band (including the core of upright bassist Cassidy Holden, drummer Benji Bohannon, and trumpeter/keyboardist Ben Polcer).
The title track is the lead single.
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If Ray Lamontagne was a little less pretentious and a lot more hip he'd echo the multi-threat, blues-country-rock stylings of Luke Winslow-King. With a little gravel in his voice, some poison and playfulness in his pen and a mean slide guitar at his fingertips, the Delta blues influence he honed during his time in New Orleans is clearly evident. But a deeper peek is like a trip from the upper Midwest south to the Gulf of Mexico. Winslow-King crafts a tasty blend of his Cadillac, Mich. ...
Much like the way the Creole people of Southern Louisiana brought together a wide variety of flavors, ingredients and spices to create gumbo, which is now the signature dish of New Orleans cuisine, singer/songwriter Luke Winslow-King has borrowed from many of the Americana music traditions closely associated with The Crescent City to produce an album that immediately transports listeners to the French Quarter.
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Hailing from Cadillac, Mich., singer, songwriter, and guitarist Winslow-King has lived in New Orleans since 2001. Since living in the Big Easy, he's collaborated with a number of local musicians from John Boutte and "Washboard" Chaz Leary to Paul Sanchez. On this new album, he and his partner, singer/washboardist Esther Rose, deliver an electrifying blend of the sultry, dark, and celebratory rhythms of ragtime, jazz, blues, gospel, country and rock-and-roll that they've ...