Louisiana Artists Spotlight: Luke Winslow-King
The sound of singer and guitarist Luke Winslow-King unifies many American music traditions–blues, country, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll. Born and raised in Northern Michigan, Luke moved to New Orleans at the age of 19, where he was immersed in the local culture overflowing with music. Now, his many travels and the people and places he encounters enriches his perspective on those same American music traditions he fell for in his youth.
As far from New Orleans as he travels, it has an unbreakable hold on Luke’s music. This is especially the case in his many collaborations with New Orleans legends and virtuosos, including Dr. John, John Boutté, Luti, Little Freddy King, Washboard Chaz, and Meschiya Lake. In addition to holding down residencies at numerous venues and releasing four studio records over the course of nine years, he has toured extensively in North America and Europe, appearing on notable stages such as Austin City Limits, New Orleans JazzFest, Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Paradiso (Netherlands), Maverick Festival (UK), and countless more.
Check out this video of his performance of “Cadillac Slim” at WWOZ’s studios: