× Luke Winslow-King starts first European tour on "Blue Mesa" tonight

Luke Winslow-King starts first European tour on "Blue Mesa" tonight


Luke Winslow-King’s latest album is an example of craftsmanship at the highest level, radiating a warmth and timeless elegance. Adept at mixing country, blues, R&B, rock ‘n’ roll, and folk influences intuitively and masterfully, Luke shapes a mood from many sources and shepherds it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope. Blue Mesa is both stately and approachable, manifestly proficient but deeply personal.

What sets this album above the singer and guitarist’s previous work is how he’s absorbed the offerings of a life in music. Born and raised in the Northern Michigan town of Cadillac, he moved to New Orleans at 19 and spent the next 15 years fully immersing himself in the musical waters that flow through there. Now that he’s moved on, it is the larger world, and the people and places in it, that enthralls him. From these travels and friendships comes a deeper and richer perspective on the American musical traditions he fell in love with at an early age. 

Blue Mesa was recorded across the globe in the Tuscan fortress village of Lari, Italy and features long-time collaborator and Italian blues guitar dynamo Roberto Luti, Chris Davis of King James and the Special Men, and Mike Lynch (Bob Seger, Larry McCray) on organ, among others. Luke Winslow-King and his band are coming over to Europe twice this fall:

23 AUG: Tønder (DK) - Tønder Festival 
24 AUG: Tønder (DK) - Tønder Festival 
25 AUG: Tønder (DK) - Tønder Festival 
26 AUG: Tønder (DK) - Tønder Festival 
27 AUG: Hamburg (DE) - Nochtwache 
28 AUG: Berlin (DE) - Quasimodo 
31 AUG: Quintana Martín Galidez (ESP) - Festival Valle de Tobalina 
01 SEP: Amsterdam (NL) - Paradiso - Sugar Mountain
02 SEP: Venlo (NL) - Grenswerk º
03 SEP: Krefeld (DE) - Kulturrampe 
04 SEP: London (UK) - Bush Hall ^
05 SEP: Bristol (UK) - The Hen and Chicken 
06 SEP: Oxford (UK) - The Jericho Tavern 
07 SEP: Chester (UK) - St Mary`s Creative Space 
08 SEP: Scrooby (UK) - Scrooby Village Hall  
09 SEP: Stanford Hall (UK) - Long Road Festival - early afternoon
09 SEP: Old Portsmouth (UK) - The Square Tower - early evening

18 OCT: Arnhem (NL) - Luxor 
19 OCT: Middelburg (NL) - Doopsgezinde Kerk 
20 OCT: Groningen (NL) - Oosterpoort &
21 OCT: Den Haag (NL) - Paard 
23 OCT: Santander (ESP) - Sala BNS 
24 OCT: Aviles (ESP) - Factoría Cultural 
25 OCT: Madrid (ESP) - Cool Stage 
26 OCT: Zaragoza (ESP) - Sala López 
27 OCT: Valencia (ESP) - Loco Club 
28 OCT: Barcelona (ESP) - Rocksound 
30 OCT: Ingolstadt (DE) - Neue Welt 
31 OCT: Mannheim (DE) - Blau  
01 NOV: Chatenay Malabry (FR) - Theatre Firmin Gemier 
02 NOV: Rouen (FR) - Le 106  
04 NOV: Breda (NL) - ROOTZZ 

º w/ David Ramirez
^ w/ Tami Neilson
& w/ Anthony D'Amato