He’s coming in ahead of his 5th studio album scheduled to be released in September. Could be while he’s on our stage he might relate what the title is going to be. Anyways, every time this guy leaves the city limits of the Big Easy for another visit to our shores you’re in for some real fine vintage blues and jazz music. It’s as simple as that. Performed with voice and a slow-handed slide guitar that rivals the best in the business.
Luke was born 1983 in Cadillac, Michigan and it might have been that car that got him driving down to New Orleans sometime later and where he still lives. Could’ve been the tasty jambalaya and sultry weather or whatever makes the heart beat faster down South that made him stay just the same. As stated upfront he plays a mean slide guitar but composes, sings and writes the lyrics as well. Fact is, he’s a traditionalist but his wide musical interests have led him to open to sources as diverse as Bela Bartok and Woody Guthrie and to become integral parts of his unique own take on his art. He’s shared the stage with Taj Mahal, John Anderson, Tower of Power, Buckwheat Zydeco and Jack White. Both his second to last album «The Coming Tide» and the most recent «Everlasting Arms» show this artist perfecting and peaking with his Big Easy and multi-faceted Delta blues.
Winslow’s married to his wife Esther Rose, she performs in his band and has co-written songs for his records since early on in their union. They’re both known as sharp dressers on stage and off, Esther Rose’s a great seamstress as well and has a fashion line at the Ben Castor store in New Orleans. Somebody wrote that «Everything comes out in the music of the blues. Pain, struggle and joy. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance. Blues is about a man and a woman.»