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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Luke Winslow-King Album Release Details, Tour + SXSW, Song Stream



[photo by Jason Kruppa – LINK]

Two months ago Bloodshot announced the signing of New Orleans-based artist Luke Winslow-King. Now, we have details on his new album, The Coming Tide, as well as dates for a pre-release tour and SXSW, and the launch of an exclusive song stream.

Click to listen to a stream of “You Don’t Know Better Than Me” over at CMT Edge. Feel free to re-post the SoundCloud link ( on Facebook, Twitter, etc. or embed it using the share button. We will also be launching a promotional MP3 download – the album’s first single – around mid-March.

Winslow-King’s Bloodshot debut The Coming Tide will be widely released on April 23. Leading up to the release date, Luke and the band – which most often includes singer/washboard player Esther Rose, bassist Cassidy Holden, and trumpet/piano player Ben Polcer – will tour from their home state of Louisiana through Austin for SXSW and up into the Midwest. You can see the collected tour dates as well as additional post-release shows HERE.


[album cover – LINK]

Recorded at Piety Street Studios in New Orleans, The Coming Tide brings together Winslow-King’s formal music education with a street-busking resilience, a proficiency on bottleneck slide guitar, the featured vocals (and washboard playing) of Esther Rose, and a cast of A-plus local players. The result is a vibrant amalgam of early 20th century jazz, Delta blues, American folksong, and Southern gospel.


1. The Coming Tide
2. Moving On (Towards Better Days)
3. Let ‘Em Talk
4. Staying In Town
5. Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning
6. You Don’t Know Better Than Me [LISTEN]
7. I’ve Got the Blues For Rampart Street
8. You & Me
9. I Know She’ll Do Right By Me
10. Ella Speed
11. I’ve Got My Mind Set On You



2.25 // New Orleans - Hi Ho Lounge w/ Shakey Graves

3.13 // Austin TX - Blurt Day Party 1pm - 1:30pm || Mouth By Mouthwest Showcase for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) TBA || Continental Club @ 08:00 PM to 08:40 PM **OFFICIAL SXSW Showcase
3.14 // Oxford America Showcase TBA
// Austin, TX - Bloodshot's Yard Dog Showcase


3.22 // Hattiesburg, MS – T-Bones @ 5:30pm || Thirsty Hippo @ 9pm

3.23 // Oxford, MS – Proud Larry’s @ 9pm
3.24 // New Orleans – d.b.a. @ 10pm
3.25 // Birmingham, AL – The Nick @ 10pm

3.26 // Florence, AL – Billy Reid In-Store (early performance) || the end theater – 10pm
3.27 // Nashville, Tn – Exit/In @ 9pm
3.28 // Terre Haute, IN – The Verve @ 10pm
3.29 // Springfield, IL- TBA
3.30 // St. Louis, MO – Blues City Deli @ 12pm ||
Broadway Oyster Bar @ 10pm
4.2 // Champaign/Urbana, IL – Iron Post @ 8pm
4.3 // Fennville, MI – Salt of the Earth @ 8pm

4.4 // Chicago, Il – Fitzgerald’s @ 9pm
4.5 // Three Rivers, MI – Rivieria Theatre @ 8pm
4.6 // Ann Arbor, MI - Hash Bash

4.7 // Grand Rapids, Mi – The DAAC @ 8pm

4.8 // Kalamazoo, MI – Old Dog Tavern @ 8pm
4.9 // Toledo, OH – Village Idiot @ 8pm

4.13 // New Orleans – French Quarter Festival
4.23 // Washington DC – Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
4.25 // Wilmington, DE – World Cafe Live at the Queen
5.4 // New Orleans, LA – New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival


Find out more about Luke Winslow-King:
Twitter: @LukeWinslowKing

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