Luke Winslow-King (Record Release) with Al Scorch, Rory Sullivan Following his critically acclaimed Bloodshot Records debut The Coming Tide in 2013, LWK (for brevitys sake) has been as hardworking a musician as they come. Subsequent tours in the United States and overseas with his singing partner (and now wife) Esther Rose and a mutating band (including the core of upright bassist Cassidy Holden, drummer Benji Bohannon, and trumpeter/keyboardist Ben Polcer) landed the group in front of larger audiences while sharing the stage with the likes of Jack White, Pokey Lafarge, Taj Mahal, Chris Thile, and Rebirth Brass Band. Winslow-Kings second release for Bloodshot in as many years, Everlasting Arms finds inspiration in the developmental experiences of life and has LWK & Co. building upon previous creative efforts with a wider scope, exploring a sonically and stylistically panoramic songwriting vision.It is no secret that Winslow-King is a student of the arts and an ambassador for New Orleanss rich and colorful culture. As a teen he attended the Interlochen Center for the Arts near his hometown of Cadillac, MI. Later he studied music theory at New Orleans University and eventually received a scholarship to study music abroad in Prague, Czech Republic. Following a chance 2001 move to New Orleans after becoming stranded when his tour van was ransacked, Winslow-Kings education continued as he was schooled on the job from frequent, skin-thickening gigs on Royal Street, club performances at various spots along Frenchmen, and pick-up/recording sessions with local standouts including John Boutte, Roberto Luti, Washboard Chaz Leary, Little Freddy King, and George Porter, Jr. In 2013, LWK was nominated as best male performer by Offbeat Magazine, alongside Dr. John and Boutte.
Sounds Like: Ray Lamontagne, James Taylor, Ryan Adams, David Gray, Marc Cohn
Bio: Growing up with small-town roots, between big city living and backcountry roads, it’s no wonder Rory Sullivan developed a unique mix of musical taste. His blending of sounds, ranging from the versatile guitar and songwriting of James Taylor, husky voice of Marc Cohn, and contemporary pop sensibil...See Full Bio
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Q: Hi Rory. When you are writing a song, do you hear other instruments in an orchestration, or do you maintain just vocal and guitar? Thanks!
A: It's kind of a mix of both for me. The first few times I play it I'm really just focused on writing the melody. I start to think about orchestration closer to recording, unless it's a very strong candidate.
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