LUKE WINSLOW-KING & HIS BAND
Luke Winslow-King is a guitarist, singer, composer, and lyricist known for his slide guitar work, and interest in pre-war blues and traditional jazz. Winslow-King’s work consists of an eclectic mix, taking in delta-folk music, classical composition, ragtime, and rock and roll; juxtaposing original songs with those from a bygone era. Originally from Cadillac, Michigan, Luke Winslow-King moved to New Orleans by chance in 2001. During a decade in New Orleans he honed his sound and earned respect as leader among the young traditionalists and collaborated with a revered list of local musicians, including: John Boutte, “Washboard” Chaz Leary, and Paul Sanchez. In 2010, Winslow-King formed a four-piece made up of singer/washboard-player Esther Rose, bassist Cassidy Holden, trumpet/piano/bass-drummer Ben Polcer. “They’re one of the most professional, staunchly original, and true-to-their-core bands working today.” –American Songwriter
National touring artists Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway and Pat Wictor have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters. But Brother Sun is no songwriter’s round. The trio’s harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. From three major points on the map – Chicago, Boston, and New York – Joe, Greg, and Pat celebrate the amazing power of singing together, their rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki and piano. “The real breakout artists [at Falcon Ridge] this year had to be Brother Sun…who’ve come together to form a trio that’s all about harmony – in their music and in their lives. Their joyful music making earned them a standing ovation in their main stage set.” -John Platt, WFUV.