The Coming Tide is Luke Winslow-King’s third full length album and first on Bloodshot Records.
Recorded at Piety Street Studios in New Orleans, it weaves together elements of jazz, delta blues, folk, rock, and southern gospel into original songs that are unique and well crafted. Esther Rose is featured on vocals and washboard, as much of the album is performed in vocal harmony. Ben Polcer adds complimentary improvisations on trumpet and piano with Rick Trolsen on trombone. Cassidy Holden and Rich Levinson hold down the rhythm section while Chris Johnson, Bruce Brackman, and Tom Saunders round out the album performing King’s arrangements for saxophone trio. Engineered and co-produced by Earl Scioneaux III.
“A boiled-down live, almost improvised, sound that seamlessly melds Delta blues, gospel and jazz themes with personal, simplified lyrics that speak to [Winslow-King's] personal and artistic evolution. It also makes for one heck of a road trip companion.” – New York Times
“The Coming Tide, which is an organic mesh of country blues, traditional jazz, gospel, ragtime, folk, and a dash of rock & roll, somehow emerging as both ragged and elegant all at once.” – AllMusic.com
“Fresh vintage Americana…gorgeous.” – All About Jazz
“One of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today.” – American Songwriter
“Bloodshot has struck gold with another young troubadour.” – Hear Ya
You Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya
‘You Hear Me Talkin’ To Ya’ is a live 7″ EP recorded live in the French Quarter. It features two original songs and two traditional standards, played on electric slide guitar, piano, upright bass, and washboard/percussion. The personnel includes: Rich Levison, Cassidy Holden, and Shaye Cohn. Digital download cards are also available.
Luke Winslow-King’s ‘Old/New Baby’ is comprised of 15 original songs that marry traditional New Orleans music with contemporary songwriting. Although the music has an undeniable tie to the ragtime tradition, the writing and arrangements are authentic and original. Many of the songs are collaborations between Winslow-King and longtime partner Ji Un Choi. The album features Rick Trolsen of Bonerama, Bottle-neck maestro Roberto Luti, and members of the Loose Marbles Jazz Band.
“Cutting-edge songs, the swing of old New Orleans, and the voice and guitar work of Luke Winslow-King – Just Perfect!” – Michael Erlewine, Founder All-Music Guide
“Old/New Baby captures the heart of the Midwest and the soul of the Big Easy. Luke Winslow-King has again found a way to capture the magic of Dixieland while crafting a truly unique voice all his own. ‘Old/New Baby’ is a mark of great songwriting.” – WIDR Kalamazoo, MI
Luke Winslow-King’s debut album marries people’s music with elements of poetry and classical composition through his songs for strings, guitar and voice. The bold, yet graceful tone of his steel-bodied National Reso-Phonic guitar coupled with the traditional voicing of a string quartet is both rustic and elegant. The foundation of the album lies in the balance of fingerstyle guitar with violin, viola and cello, though supplementary instrumentation of bass, piano, Hammond organ and whistling are simple, elegant complements to these compositions.
“A brilliant songwriter and composer, Luke Winslow-King has earned his grit playing live on the streets of New Orleans. Not to be missed!” – Michael Erlewine, Founder All-Music Guide
“Winslow-King’s voice has a quiet, haunting quality to it, reminiscent of Neil Young (if Neal were a great singer).” – Kate Shepard, Minor 7th
“Imagine a somewhat more soft-spoken Leadbelly singing “Goodnight Irene” with a string quartet.” – Phil Wintermute, Eldery Instruments