Wednesday, 8 September 2010

C.W Stoneking at Charlotte Street Blues

Back in May El Nino (of Black Cotton Club and Lady Luck) organised a night at Charlotte Street Blues in London featuring the Australian songwriter C.W. Stoneking. Adam and I were very excited, and perhaps rather naively booked tickets despite knowing he was playing the night before we were due to fly out to America. Needless to say, we didn't make it. Packing took priority and the stress of getting ready to go out did not bode well amongst the stress of getting ready to fly to another continent. Although excited to leave for America we were disappointed to be missing C.W. as being from Australia the visits aren't terribly frequent.

Fastforward to August 30th and hurrah! El Nino has come up trumps again and organised for C.W to play at Charlotte Street on Bank Holiday Monday. This time Adam and I had no excuse, and it being the day after Adams birthday we decided to go as part of the celebrations. C.W. is great live, far exceeding the recordings. He's a great storyteller in the spirit of 30s blues, although he has the strangest Australian accent I've ever heard. I understood about 50% of what he said when he was talking! Anyway, here are some photos from the night. He has a couple of tracks on spotify you can check out too.

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