Mon 29 Oct 2012 to Sun 4 Nov 2012

by Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk

For two and a half years, Chicken Walk was just Chris playing solo with just an open tuned sea foam green Danelectro and a Goldentone reverbmaster for company on stage. His annual pilgrimages with his wife to the Mississippi Delta facilitated his evolution from sitting in with the local living masters, to performing the prized Juke Joints with The Corn Lickers, Cameron Kimbrough, Cadillac John Nolden and Lightnin’ Malcolm.

“The first time I hopped off the bus in Clarksdale, Mississippi, I looked around me. I could see fields of cotton, corn and beans. It was so hot the crops were shimmering. The earth had such a presence that I could hear music in the silence. It was if musicians from this area – from Muddy Waters to Robert ‘Wolfman’ Belfour, had plugged their guitars straight into the soil and blues had come pouring out.” – Chris Russell

In December 2011, Chicken Walk grew to a ‘two-piece feed’, adding Dean Muller (Hoss, Cosmic Psychos) on drums and this newly evolved duo’s live sound begun filling rooms with hypnotic boogie and pulsating Northern Mississippi Hill Country Blues.

Their eponymous debut hits the shelves and the Juke Joints alike on October 19, on deluxe vinyl, CD and digital through Cobra Snake Necktie Records and Love & Theft Recordings, with the official launch November 5th at The Worker’s Club in Fitzroy.

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