C.W. STONEKING SETS NEW NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
NEW RECORD GON’ BOOGALOO OUT NOW ON KING HOKUM RECORDS, REACHES #9 ON BILLBOARD BLUES CHART
ALBUM RECEIVES CRITICAL PRAISE FROM NPR “ALL THINGS CONSIDERED,” “WORLD CAFÉ,” PRI “THE WORLD” AND MORE
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 at http://bit.ly/2abGoIt and share it via http://vevo.ly/eorL4o.
The media continues to praise Gon’ Boogaloo since its release:
“…makes me want to get up and dance.” –NPR "All Things Considered"
“Definitely rocking…like listening to a pile of old 78s.” –NPR's "World Cafe"
“[Gon’ Boogaloo is] incredibly well-crafted and true to both musical style and recording techniques of prewar blues in the South.” –PRI's "The World"
“[Gon’ Boogaloo is] a collection of upbeat, raw, visceral blues songs that not only takes you back in time, but straight to the dance floor.”
“This guy is the real deal.” –WXPN
“C.W. Stoneking is from Australia’s Northern Territory, but to hear him perform you’d think he was born in the Mississippi Delta around a hundred years ago…a big part of the timeless quality of his music has to do with the songs themselves…full of weird and possibly baleful imagery.” –WNYC's "Soundcheck"
“Classic electric chicken grease chords, a three-piece backup harmony, rhythmic bass and claps fitting for a jitterbug or bouncy two-step combine for a feel reminiscent of early Ray Charles.” –Stereogum
“the hottest—and most enigmatic—blues artist in Australia” –The Village Voice
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 as 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.
For more information, please contact Joe Cohen, Krista Williams or Carla Sacks at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
GON’ BOOGALOO TRACK LIST
1. How Long
2. The Zombie
3. Get On The Floor
4. The Thing I Done
5. Tomorrow Gon Be Too Late
6. Mama Got The Blues
7. Goin’ Back South
8. The Jungle Swing
9. Good Luck Charm
10. I’m The Jungle Man
11. On A Desert Isle
12. We Gon’ Boogaloo
C.W. STONEKING LIVE
*supporting Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
September 8 /// Brooklyn, 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 14 /// Bluffton, SC /// Roasting Room
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 19 /// Nashville, TN /// Ryman Auditorium*
September 21 /// Memphis, TN /// Hi-Tone
September 23 (time tbd) /// Nashville, TN /// MGM Showcase (Razor & Tie)
September 23 (10 p.m.) /// Nashville, TN /// AmericanaFest Showcase (12th & Porter)
September 24 (6 p.m.) /// Nashville, TN /// The Aussie BBQ (The 5 Spot)
September 27 /// Columbia, MO /// Rose Music Hall
September 28 /// Kansas City, MO /// Record Bar
September 30 /// Ft. Worth, TX /// Lola’s Trailer Park
October 1 /// Austin, TX /// Stubb’s Bar-B-Q*
October 2 /// San Francisco, CA /// Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
October 3 /// Houston, TX /// House of Blues*
October 6 /// Denver, CO /// Lost Lake
October 10 /// Calgary, AB /// Palomino Smokehouse & Social Club
October 11 /// Saskatoon, SK /// Vangelis Tavern
October 12 /// Winnipeg, MB /// Times Change High/Lonesome Club
October 16 /// Chicago, IL /// Beat Kitchen
October 19 /// Cleveland, OH /// Mahall’s
October 20 /// Columbus, OH /// Double Happiness
October 21 /// Louisville, KY /// The New Vintage