Winslow-King is "Glad" about "Trouble"
Wednesday, July 6, 2016
– New Orleans-based musician Luke Winslow-King will combine his roots, blues and jazzy sounds on his third Bloodshot Records release, "I'm Glad Trouble Don't Last Always," coming Sept. 30.
Winslow-King also covers sounds of New Orleans, Delta blues, Memphis R&B and Chicago blues.
Winslow-King wrote and recorded while he and his newly formed band were on a 2015 summer tour in Italy (and later finished in New Orleans's Parlor Studios, mixed by Colin DuPuis, engineer for the Black Keys) and during a period of heartbreak and divorce.
Through nine songs, Winslow-King stylistically offers a rock growl on "Louisiana Blues" a cowboy country campfire ballad "Heartsick Blues" with fiddle from Matt Rhody, the Petty-inflected "Change Your Mind."
The band consists of Italian guitarist Roberto Luti, drummer Benji Bohannon, electric bassist Brennan Andes and keyboardist Mike Lynch.
The disc will be Winslow-King's fifth overall.
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