Luke Winslow-King – The Coming Tide [album review]

by Woody on April 23, 2013

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Bloodshot has struck gold with another young troubadour. And like Justin Townes Earle, I assume we’ll be shortening his moniker to three initials as well, LWK. In addition to each carrying three names, there are other similarities as well, they both appear to be snappy dressers, both are amazing guitarists and both play a brand of music that slowly seeps into your soul. While JTE’s brand of music is influenced by the sounds of Nashville; LWK’s is influenced by the sweet sounds of New Orleans.

The influences are subtle and don’t hit you over the head; it lets his God given talents shine through without really thinking you’re listening to someone else. Just as New Orleans is a blend of so many cultures, LWK’s music is a blend as well – combining Americana, ragtime and blues. Luke has timeless voice that sounds like it came from another era, and on many tracks he rounds it out with the sweet harmonies of his lady-friend, Esther Rose.

Kudos to Bloodshot for bringing LWK to a bigger audience. His subtle nature and lack of flash makes it east to imagine a scenario in LWK was one of those amazing acts that you stumbled across on Frenchmen Street; only to forget his name the next day. With the release of The Coming Tide; I don’t see too many people forgetting the name of Luke Winslow-King.

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pop beats 2013 May 2, 2013 at 1:18 am

This is so organic. Their voice sync so well with each other along with the guitar. This is beautiful.

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