Award-winning blues artist Luke Winslow-King is returning to Saline’s Stony Lake Brewing, 447 E. Michigan Ave., for a solo show on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m., just days after wrapping up his latest European tour.
Born and raised in the Northern Michigan town of Cadillac, Winslow-King moved to New Orleans at 19 and spent the next 15 years fully immersing himself in the musical waters that flow through there.
All-Music Guide founder Michael Erlewine called him a “brilliant songwriter and composer,” and The New York Times described his music as “A boiled-down live, almost improvised sound that seamlessly melds Delta blues, gospel and jazz themes with personal, simplified lyrics.”
American Songwriter magazine heaped praise on his Blue Mesa, has his latest album. “On Blue Mesa, Luke Winslow-King reflects on his strengths, weaknesses and need to keep moving with the lyrical and musical integrity of a heartbroken journeyman who understands, believes in and respects the road ahead and behind.” It’s the follow up to his equally critically acclaimed 2016 release, I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always. Here’s a selection of tracks from both: Blue Mesa No More Crying Today One My Way Chicken Dinner
Opening the evening is Ypsilanti-based singer-songwriter Sam Corbin. With influences ranging from the thought provoking troubadours of Greenwich Village to the soul singers of Detroit, Sam writes honest and meaningful songs drawn from day to day life, such as Raging Storm Keep Pushing On His most recent album titled "Let The Fire Burn Strong" released in the early winter of 2016 was named by John Bommarito (Ann Arbor's 107.1 FM) as his #1 album of 2016.
There is a $15 cover at the door. 100 percent goes to the artists.