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The Sounds of New Orleans

Luke Winslow King is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow King’s work consists of an eclectic mix, encompassing delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime and rock and roll, and juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era.

It is no secret that Winslow King is a student of the arts and an ambassador for New Orleans’ rich and colourful culture. As a teen he attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts near his hometown of Cadillac, MI. Later he studied music theory at University of New Orleans and eventually received a scholarship to study music abroad in Prague, Czech Republic.

Following a chance 2001 move to New Orleans after becoming stranded when his tour van was ransacked, Winslow King’s education continued, this time with on the job schooling from frequent, skin-thickening gigs on Royal Street, club performances at various spots along Frenchmen, and pick-up/recording sessions with local standouts including John Boutte, Roberto Luti, “Washboard” Chaz Leary, Little Freddy King, and George Porter, Jr. In 2013, Winslow King was nominated as best male performer by Offbeat Magazine, alongside Dr. John and Boutte

His style of music is a synthesis of energetic jazz, country, blues, ragtime, gospel, cabaret and retro folk.

In this video

Luke Winslow King
Roberto Luti
Mikael Blak
Brennan Andes
Behind Camera
Gintas Berzinskas
Tomas Gorbačas
Post Production
Gabriel Orentas
Dora Plataunaite