C.W. Stoneking - Lee's Liquor Lounge101 Glenwood Avenue Minneapolis,MN
10/18/2018 8:00 PM - 10/18/2018 10:00 PM
Australian blues singer and songwriter, who plays electric guitar, banjo, and dobro.
Born in Katherine, in Australia’s remote Northern Territory, C.W. is the son of an American school teacher with a passion for music. He is influenced by Son House, Robert Johnson, Skip James and Bukka White, gospel blues, Chicago blues, ragtime, Hokum blues, calypso, early rock ’n’ roll, ’60s girl groups, and late-’50s R’n’B, among many others. CW taught himself the banjo and electric guitar, but his prized possession is a 1931 National Duolian dobro. He has recorded three complete albums of wholly original material: King Hokum, Jungle Blues and, his latest, Gon' Boogaloo. Stoneking paid tribute to some of his musical influences on his semi-official bootleg album, Mississippi & Piedmont Blues 1927-41, a limited edition release that was only available at his gigs, which features songs by Sleepy John Estes, Memphis Minnie and Blind Willie McTell sitting alongside obscurities by Bobby Grant, Geeshie Wiley, Joe Callicott, Mattie Delaney and Blind Blake.