Singer/songwriter Luke Winslow-King was born in Cadillac, Michigan, and began learning to play the guitar before adolescence.
He attended Interlochen Arts Academy, then studied music theory and composition at the University of New Orleans. While there, he won a scholarship to study Czech music at St. Charles University in Prague. He has also studied with avant-garde composer "Blue" Gene Tyranny. He picked up blues and folk music playing live on the streets of New Orleans as an accompanist to jazz singer John Boutte. He has written scores for theater and film productions, and worked as a music therapist with the Institute of Applied Human Dynamics in the Bronx, New York, in 2004. He also taught music at the La Velle School for the Blind. Moving to New Orleans, he co-founded Earthwork Music and performed on the label's albums, releasing his self-titled debut in 2006. In 2009, he followed it with Old/New Baby, issued through Fox on a Hill Productions. The Coming Tide appeared in 2013 from Bloodshot Records. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi