Preview | CW Stoneking’s Jungle Blues Return To Belfast
The Blackbox, Belfast • Sunday 17 June 2018
By Cara Gibney
Last time I saw CW Stoneking I wrote he “was crooning ‘Jungle Lullaby’, while the swaying crowd sang along, all the words, back and forth, a tide on a desert island shore. Dressed for the part in bleached linen, and slicked back gentleman’s haircut, he even wore a vest underneath his laundered but vaguely jungle-crumpled white shirt. All of this in line with the 20s and 30s era tenor of the music emanating from the stage. The jazz, Dixieland, Boogaloo, ragtime, hokum/country/acoustic/Delta blues … it was all in line with the drawl and the croon and the National steel guitar.” (PopMatters)
Stoneking released his latest album, ‘Gon’ Boogaloo’, in 2014. More recently he appeared on Jack White’s third LP, ‘Boarding House Reach’, which arrived last month. Meantime though, he’s lined up a run of solo shows in Ireland, the UK, and the Netherlands in June and stops off at the Black Box in Belfast on 17th. Don’t miss the chance to catch up with him this time around, with special guest Angie McMahon. It’s been a couple of years now since he last brought his own jungle-bluesed hoodoo to Belfast in drag-step time.
Stoneking’s rare solo appearance in the Black Box is just one of a bevvy of acts that Strange Victory has lined up for us over the coming months, right up to October. Check out their website for the full calendar of events including Aidan Moffat & RM Hubbert, Frankie Cosmos, Wooden Shjips, Boy Azooga, and Mac DeMarco.
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