Don't sleep on Spotify's Holiday Singles, Black Santa's Mixtape, Kaskade's late night Christmas, Bloodshot's irreverent holiday favorites-to-be, and new Christmas releases from Lindsey Stirling, Tav Falco and Sultans of String.
If there’s a knock against Luke Winslow-King’s blues, is that they sometimes betray study carrel pallor. He’s adept at swinging, acoustic pre-war blues, but that facility comes with some clear deliberation. Sadly, it took divorce-level heartache for him to find the more organic and sometimes heavy version of the blues evident on I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always, which is out today on Bloodshot Records.
The cover of Americana artist Cory Branan’s The No-Hit Wonderdepicts him boots up and asleep, napping through his potential big break, but nothing could be farther from the truth. Branan’s schedule for the rest of the year is for relentless touring.
Wednesday in Austin, Bloodshot Records will start its South by Southwest at The Continental Club, where new signing Luke Winslow-King will perform along with The Waco Brothers, The Deadstring Brothers and more. One of Bloodshot's most interesting new projects will be AWOL, however.
Today, Chicago's Bloodshot Records announced that it has signed Luke Winslow-King. The label made its reputation on "insurgent country," and while it still releases albums by Rosie Flores, The Waco Brothers and Kelly Hogan, it has broadened its horizons to include such artists as Firewater, Justin Townes Earle and now Winslow-King.