× Luke Winslow-King back in Europe promoting "Blue Mesa"

Luke Winslow-King back in Europe promoting "Blue Mesa"


Luke Winslow-King is one very fine guitarist singer composer and songwriter. Formally trained in musical composition and an accomplished jazz guitarist he is able to fuse blues gospel R&B folk and jazz into a hugely entertaining and quite original rootsy style. Luke Winslow-King has been drawn to the blues since he was a kid growing up in Cadillac, MI. At 14 years old his namesake blues band was playing clubs and festivals around the Midwest. Whatever he lacked in life experience he made up for it with prodigious guitar work and an easy stage presence. Yet any lingering innocence would have eventually fallen away following 15 years of living in New Orleans spiked with a couple of international tours.

Now in his mid-30s Winslow-King’s pedigree in the blues is far more defined after enduring a divorce the loss of his father a couple of friendships falling apart and the deaths of more than a few musical influences. In other words he’s no longer just a boy with the blues. In fact Blue Mesa is Winslow-King’s first album since he moved back to Cadillac from New Orleans last year. Considering what he’s been through his writing offers a streak of hard-won optimism in songs like “Better for Knowing You” and “After the Rain” elevating Blue Mesa beyond just another breakup record.

With Blue Mesa Luke Winslow-King is doing a round of European touring in August and September.

22/08: Tønder, DK - Tønder Festival
23/08: Tønder, DK - Tønder Festival
24/08: Tønder, DK - Tønder Festival
25/08: Tønder, DK - Tønder Festival
27/08: Stockholm, SWE - Brooklyn Bar
28/08: Oslo, NO  Krøsset
29/08: Helsingborg, SWE - The Tivoli
30/08: Kristianstad, SWE - Kulturkvarteret
31/08: Hamburg, DE - Nochtwache
01/09: Krefeld, DE - Kulturrampe
02/09: Zürich, CH - El Lokal
04/09: Nürnberg, DE - Zentralcafé im Künstlerhaus
06/09: Bilbao, ESP - Kafe Antzokia
07/09: San Sebastian, ESP - Altxerri Bar & Jazz
08/09: Vigo, ESP - Sala Rouge
10/09: Santiago, ESP - Riquela Club
13/09: London, UK - Nell's Jazz & Blues
14/09: Lier, BE - Ripspiqué
15/09: Amen, NL - Café de Amer
16/09: Recklinghausen, DE - Creative Outlaws
17/09: Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
18/09: Berlin, DE - Quasimodo
21/09: Ibiza, ESP - Back To School - Sant Jordi Music Festival
22/09: Ibiza, ESP -  Playing for Change