• michellecello

    Best music-related article that I have read in a while, thank you for sharing and writing it! I have deep respect for a musician that allows themselves to be honest with their listeners, it allows for a much deeper understanding of their songwriting and emotions. Music is pretty great that way and so is this artist, Luke Winslow-King, for telling his tale.

  • Robert Allen Randow

    When did Offbeat become the #nationalenquirer???

  • Reaganite

    I ran into Esther Rose at the d.b.a. earlier this year and asked about Luke, not knowing they had divorced. She was reluctant to talk about him. Now I know why.

    • Michael V Magro

      you dont know anything

  • Rachael Cronin

    needed to drag the woman’s name through the dirt publicly? Publishing cheating accusations?

  • W.e. Murray

    Way to sink to a new low for publishing that irresponsible dirt. I’m embarrassed for you but also deeply enraged that you would so willingly attempt to sully a woman’s reputation. Watch how this very woman takes the high road, y’all could use a fine example.

    • maud gonne

      Facts reported…well known facts actually.

      • Joy Patterson

        Actually, very one sided. And, I agree with Magro, boooooo for being a terrible judge of that.

      • W.e. Murray

        Were you there with your fact finding machine?
        Additionally facts may be as they are and then there’s human decency, that part is a little tricky. Especially when you’re a writer living outside of this community interviewing someone who’s hurt.

        • maud gonne

          A fact can be true without using a machine to test it. While I was nt there…I was around…enough. This is not about the writer, having an affair is human, humiliating the person you are cheating on is …weak.

  • Michael V Magro

    boooo

  • Joy Patterson

    I think that printing an article where it’s ok to publicly slander Luke’s ex-wife Esther, in a town where she is still a working musician, with a story that isn’t even true just turned your magazine into a rag. How embarrassing for you to lose credibility in the community in that way. This is not good reporting, and it won’t fly for most of the musicians in this town.

    • maud gonne

      Where is the Slander? It’s all true and most people know the story already.
      What is appallingaboutthe story is not the sex, things happen, relationships come to amend…it’s the lying and the coldness that hurts. The way you move on from someone you have loved is the measure of your decency as a person . That is the real focus in the songs and the interview.

      • Joy Patterson

        You are kidding, right? Seriously?

        • maud gonne

          It is possible to respect someone you no longer want to share your life with by showing a little spine and telling them what you are feeling and what is going on. By letting someone find out from others and lying, you cast a shadow on all the good feelings that brought you together and came before. No I am not kidding, Yes I am serious maybe that is why I take the treatment of others…seriously.

          • Joy Patterson

            Maybe you should actually get the whole story. Plus the point is is that it’s not ok to discuss any of this in print without the consent of the other party involved, regardless of the details. Until consent is given, this is just heresay, and slander. Not good reporting. It’s gossip. And I never thought- until this was put into print- that the Offbeat was that kind of magazine. I will never pick up a copy again.

          • maud gonne

            It is a little late to start setting forth the “Rules of proper behavior” they were broken awhile back. Strange that decorum starts to matter now. Luke is entitled to his feelings about what happened and also his own account. His experience may be the “whole story” as far as he is concerned. Because the pain of the break up belongs to him and is the basis of his most recent creative endeavour, it seems reasonable to include it in this article. As for needing to “ask permission” of the other party… now that is an ironic and sadly funny. He gets to go by the rules and the other party…not so much. Punishing OFFBEAT is your prerogative.

          • Joy Patterson

            Wow, apparently decency no longer matters to you. Thanks anyway. I will no longer be wasting my time in responding or reading your responses as they are delusional.

  • andymacdonald

    It was a thrill to get to talk with Luke when he played in Scrooby, UK. I think he is a great musician & up there with the few. If he wants to talk about how his pain informed his songs, then the magazine will print it. It ain’t pretty for anyone involved, I guess, but life is like that sometimes.