Our tastebuds were first tickled pink back in 2013 when we were introduced to Luke Winslow-King via his Bloodshot Records’ debut, The Coming Tide.
Michigan-raised, having spent over 15 years in New Orleans, he recently re-settled to Spain, and the move has suited him well.
Renowned for blending contemporary ideas with styles from bygone eras to produce a sound that is rustic, urbane, elegant, and entirely his own, he has issued seven solo albums. Some singles have received over seven million plays.
His relocation to this side of the Atlantic led him to be reunited with Tuscan slide guitar master Roberto Luti, whose unorthodox, angular, and evocative style is based on Mississippi and Chicago blues and influenced by soul and African roots traditions. During his almost decade-long residency in New Orleans, Luti became an integral part of international recording project Playing For Change (PFC) laying the original tracks for One Love, Higher Ground, and Gimme Shelter, which have accumulated over 100 million plays on YouTube. In the process he collaborated with artists of the calibre of Taj Mahal, Keb’ Mo’, Keith Richards, Ringo Starr and Manu Chao.
Luke and Roberto had engaged in various projects together for close on twelve years and toured extensively in North America and Europe, appearing together at events such as Austin City Limits, New Orleans JazzFest, Tønder Festival, Glastonbury and countless more. The pair add so much meat to the bone it’s a juicy musical brotherhood like no other.
Recorded in Memphis, Tennessee, Winslow-King’s latest full-length album If These Walls Could Talk was released in 2022, featuring Roberto Luti, Rev. Charles Hodges (Al Green), and Fat Possum recording artists The Sensational Barnes Brothers.
It was produced by Dominc John Davis (Jack White).
We will be offering Luke and Roberto as a double-header package for medium-sized arts centres and theatres, as well as a full band line-up for larger venues and festival stages. The band features drummer Geoff Lewis, organist Mike Lynch, Christian Carpenter (bass), and percussionist Randall Moore.