King of the Bach

by Anna Purdy

The date: April 15. The time: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The place: Parc Sans Souci. The performer: Luke Winslow-King. The players: you and everyone you know

Not every time does it turn out like this: In a now legendary story, Luke Winslow-King was traveling through New Orleans when his car got stolen with all of his equipment inside. After studying music since the age of 14, this now 19-year-old lad waited around to sort out the awful car business and decided that this was the place he had to do some learning. King had been studying music at the Interlochen Academy in Michigan, so how this white kid from an even whiter state fell in love with the sleazy easy Dixie jazz sound is a mystery (or is it?). But after a few forays studying music in Prague and teaching in New York City, he's back in the Crescent City to stay. Now working on his third album, King has become a young aficionado of an old sound.

He brings that sound to Friday's Bach Lunch, helf from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Parc Sans Souci. As always, chairs and blankets are welcome. Leave your four-leggeds at home unless they are crawling babies.

You can pack a picnic or enjoy fare from either Johnson's Boucaniere, Ema's or The Hot Dog Man. Or enjoy fare from all of them! No one's gonna judge. We're all friends here, it's cool.