Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hot upcoming gig: Luke Winslow-King, May 13, at the Royal American

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Posted by Chris Haire on Thu, May 2, 2013 at 4:13 PM

New Orleans ragtime aficionado Luke Winslow-King is swinging by the Royal American on Mon. May 13, and judging by his new album, The Coming Tide, it's a must-see gig if you're a fan of old-timey, shoe-shuffling songs, Charlie Chaplin movies, and brown-bag bath-tub hooch.

“I think living in New Orleans and being surrounded by a lot of older music just gets you into trying to speak the language and not trying to write something retro,” Winslow-King says. “We try to view it as a living form and write new songs to keep it that way and also try to do your part to make sure you know the original melodies and where things are coming from. And also really dig deeper and get into understanding the rhythmic sensibilities people had back then.”

We've got a full feature coming out on Wednesday, but we couldn't resist giving you the heads up. So, what are you waiting on? Hit play.

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