Melbourne's own Chris Russell's Chicken Walk (http://chickenwalk.com.au/) are launching their second album 'Shakedown' today, this being hot-on-the-heels of an east-coast tour supporting Clairy Browne & the Bangin' Rackettes.
Chris Russell's Chicken Walk take all the musical goodness from the American Deep South, and combine it with an Australian twang, to deliver a delta-blues inspired Chrississippi-styled foot-stompin' good time. Chris is most-ably supported with the zydeco-sounds of Gator Queen (http://www.facebook.com/GatorQueen) and the country-soul-rock of Saint Jude (http://www.facebook.com/saintjudeaus) (a personal fav). So, be ready to foot-tap your way through the entire afternoon from the get go. All the details you need are the Northcote Social Club (https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/1512-chris-russells-chicken-walk---matinee) website.
o Catch a few CRCW clips from premier blues blog 'Real Down Blues (http://realdeepblues.blogspot.com.au/2013/06/chris-russells-chicken-walk-dirty-two.html)',
o Listen in on some CRCW tunes from the official website (http://chrisrussellschickenwalk.com/music/),
o Boogie to CRCW recorded live at Golden Plains (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6yV5HOn0dI&t=0m14s), and
o Dance with CRCW's 'Skinny Girl' recorded live at Cherry Bar (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7H3uPIvFtq4).
o Listen to Saint Jude's latest album online (http://saintjude.com.au/) streaming online.
o Listen to some Gator Queen tracks from reverbnation (http://www.reverbnation.com/gatorqueen).
I reckon this'll be a great way to blow off any lingering cobwebs gathered the-night-before-the-morning-after. And as CRCW have developed a good-sized following in the Melbourne scene for engaging live shows, i'd STRONGLY ADVISE PRE-PURCHASING TICKETS (https://corner.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/1512-chris-russells-chicken-walk---matinee). Word has it this gig is likely to become sold out midweek.
Meet around 1:45pm inside the bandroom. Early on, i'll endeavour to get our group inside the 'triangle' of the merch-desk, seat-bench, and stage-left. So look for the merchandise first up if you haven't met me previosuly. My number is[masked] if you're lost - although I am recognisable by my profile pic. Also - based on a prior meetups - we've seemed to kick on and chat over drinks post-gig for a while, so look for us again somewhere near the merchandise stand afterwards if you like.