New Orleans’ Luke Winslow King is quickly moving on to the national scene with a sound steeped in retro sounds. King’s composition skills were first honed in his hometown of Cadillac, Michigan. In his teens, the future songwriter studied at the prestigious Interlochen Center for the Arts. Eventually, his education brought him to the exotic streets of the Crescent City, where he studied music theory at the University of New Orleans. While there, he received a scholarship to study in the Czech Republic. He returned to New Orleans and paid his dues playing on various venue stages and street corners.
King is on the road promoting his sophomore effort on Bloodshot Records, “Everlasting Arms.” The album’s title track reflects the diverse musical influences that King has gathered throughout his travels. The bouncing sway of the mellow song is driven by acoustic guitar and old school ragtime. In contrast, “Swing That Thing” takes the listener back to the early days of rockabilly and adds an infusion of gospel overtones.
Luke Winslow King
Date: Sunday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m.
Venue: Callaghan’s Irish Social Club, 916 Charleston St., www.callaghansirishsocialclub.com
Tickets: $8 at the door