Luke Winslow-King, Making Movies

Luke Winslow-King is a New Orleans-based guitarist, singer, composer, producer, and songwriter. His work is an eclectic mix that combines Mississippi delta blues, folk music, traditional jazz, and roots rock & roll. His alchemical songs blend contemporary ideas with styles from bygone eras producing a sound that is rustic and urbane, elegant and entirely his own. It is a sound that looks to the past to move to the future. This along with his burgundy voice, dapper attire and versatile guitar playing have earned him a reputation as a musician who delivers soulfully energetic and dynamic performances.

Luke Winslow-King has collaborated with New Orleans legends and wunderkinds alike, including Dr. John, John Boutté, Roberto Luti, Little Freddy King, Washboard Chaz, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and George Porter Jr. In addition to holding down residencies at numerous notable venues on Frenchman Street and releasing six studio records over the course of nine years, he has toured extensively in North America and Europe, appearing on notable stages such as Austin City Limits, New Orleans Jazz Fest, Azkena Rock Festival (Spain), Paradiso (Netherlands), Maverick Festival (UK), and countless more. According to the Austin Chronicle, “[Luke] doesn’t shy away from biting into his heartbreak with gusto…he demonstrate[s] a wide range of songwriting worthy of comparison to Jason Isbell and John Fullbright.”

Luke Winslow-King’s latest album, Blue Mesa, 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 shepards it to a unifying place of acceptance and hope.

Latinx rock'n’rollers and activists, Making Movies, released their third album ameri’kana May 24th and its apparent why Rolling Stone says, “this band is breaking down walls in the United States.” Collaborating with legends Los Lobos Rubén Blades and the late Lou Reed has NPR Music placing 'ameri'kana' on its Best Music of 2019

Salsa icon Rubén Blades has joined forces with the band to release three singles on ameri’kana: No Te Calles, Cómo Perdonar (ft. Flor De Toloache) and Delilah a song co-written by Blades and Lou Reed. Grammy.com called Delilah an “epic musical collaboration brought together by the topic of immigration” and NPR Music placed “No Te Calles: on its Best Music of 2019 (so far).

The band has toured extensively, appearing with the likes of Arcade Fire, Los Lobos, Hurray For the Riff Raff, Bomba Estereo, Galactic, Jesse & Joy, Flor De Toloache, Thievery Corporation and will be joining Rubén Blades for some tour dates fall 2019.

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