Tuesday, August 9, 2016

C. W. Stoneking Sets New North American Tour Dates

ARIA Award-winning Australian artist C. W. Stoneking is set to tour North America throughout the fall in support of his critically acclaimed third full-length album, Gon’ Boogaloo, out now on his own King Hokum Records. See below for a list of dates, with additional dates to be announced shortly.

The album recently made its Billboard chart debut, reaching #9 on the Blues Chart, and just last week Relix premiered the video for the track “The Zombie;” watch the video here:

Hailing from Australia’s remote Northern Territory, Stoneking grew up listening to gospel, ragtime and Chicago blues, citing American musicians including Son House, Robert Johnson, Skip James and Bukka White among his earliest influences. “When I first heard it I thought it was kinda funny music,” Stoneking explains, “because it was so deconstructed and not really adhering to any rules that I’d been told music [should] fit into.” The Guardian notes that “you get the impression that he is so completely immersed in the era of the earliest folk recordings that his shambling, clattering sound is a default setting, not an artistic choice. Hearing Stoneking perform live is, somehow, like listening to an old ‘78 recovered from a dusty attic in New Orleans.”

Stoneking’s debut album, 2006’s King Hokum, garnered extensive critical praise in his native Australia. ABC Radio National’s “Breakfast” named it the 2006 Album of the Year and it was nominated for Best Blues/Roots Album at the ARIA Music Awards. His follow-up, 2008’s Jungle Blues, won the ARIA for Best Blues/Roots Album and was nominated for Best Independent Release, Best Male Artist and Best Album Cover Art. The album was also shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize and saw Stoneking perform the tracks “Jungle Blues” and “Jungle Lullaby” on “Later…with Jools Holland” during his European tour.


September 8 New York, NY Rough Trade
September 9 Boston, MA Café 939
September 10 Washington, DC Song Byrd
September 11 Philadelphia, PA World Café Live
September 13 Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor
September 15 Atlanta, GA The EARL
September 16 Tallahassee, FL Club Downunder
September 17 Mobile, AL Satori Coffee House
September 18 New Orleans, LA Hi Ho Lounge
September 21 Memphis, TN Hi-Tone
September 28 Kansas City, MO Record Bar
September 30 Ft. Worth, TX Lola’s Trailer Park
October 7 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge

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