C.W. Stoneking surprises first-time listeners, throws curveballs at long-time fans, and everything he does contains at least some background level of bafflement for all involved.
A 1920s pre-war blues sound is key, but there’s almost equal helpings of New Orleans jazz, jug band music, hokum, country and calypso, and he’s lately brought in elements of jump jive, early rock’n’roll and gospel. His gift is that he brings them all together without anything sounding out of place.
When so many on the blues scene are trying to sound ‘authentic’ – whatever that is – it’s that unity of sound that allows Stoneking to actually achieve it, and with apparent ease, too. Back in the day, no-one was ‘just’ a blues musician, or a jazz or country musician, and so neither is he.
Lunch & Bar available from 12.30pm
You can book accommodation via Spring Bay Mill here.
Use code ’STONEKING’ to receive 10% off accommodation at the Mill on either Sat 25th or Sun 26th.
Music commences 2.30 pm
Door sales if available $60