C.W. Stoneking

Real Name:
Christopher William Stoneking
Profile:
Australian blues singer and songwriter, who plays electric guitar, banjo, and dobro.

Born in Katherine, in Australia’s remote Northern Territory, C.W. is the son of an American school teacher with a passion for music. He is influenced by Son House, Robert Johnson, Skip James and Bukka White, gospel blues, Chicago blues, ragtime, Hokum blues, calypso, early rock ’n’ roll, ’60s girl groups, and late-’50s R’n’B, among many others. CW taught himself the banjo and electric guitar, but his prized possession is a 1931 National Duolian dobro. He has recorded three complete albums of wholly original material: King Hokum, Jungle Blues and, his latest, Gon' Boogaloo. Stoneking paid tribute to some of his musical influences on his semi-official bootleg album, Mississippi & Piedmont Blues 1927-41, a limited edition release that was only available at his gigs, which features songs by Sleepy John Estes, Memphis Minnie and Blind Willie McTell sitting alongside obscurities by Bobby Grant, Geeshie Wiley, Joe Callicott, Mattie Delaney and Blind Blake.
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Albums

KHR-000 C.W. Stoneking - C.W. Stoneking And The Blue Tits album art C.W. Stoneking C.W. Stoneking And The Blue Tits(CD) King Hokum Records KHR-000 Australia 1999 Sell This Version
008 C.W. Stoneking - C.W. Stoneking album art C.W. Stoneking C.W. Stoneking(CD, Album) Not On Label 008 Australia & New Zealand 2000 Sell This Version
VRCD38 C.W. Stoneking - King Hokum album art C.W. Stoneking King Hokum (Album) King Hokum Records VRCD38 Switzerland 2005 Sell This Version
521-e271 C.W. Stoneking - Mississippi & Piedmont Blues 1927-41 album art C.W. Stoneking Mississippi & Piedmont Blues 1927-41(CD) King Hokum Records 521-e271 Australia 2006 Sell This Version
KHR - 02 C.W. Stoneking - Jungle Blues album art C.W. Stoneking Jungle Blues (Album) King Hokum Records KHR - 02 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
KHR-03 C.W. Stoneking - Gon' Boogaloo album art C.W. Stoneking Gon' Boogaloo (Album) King Hokum Records KHR-03 Australia 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

102 C.W. Stoneking - Rich Man's Blues / Maggie Mae album art C.W. Stoneking Rich Man's Blues / Maggie Mae (Single) The Evangelist Record Company 102 UK 2012 Sell This Version
none C.W. Stoneking - Silver Bells album art C.W. Stoneking Silver Bells(File, MP3, Single, Ltd) Not On Label none Australia 2017
none C.W. Stoneking - Silent Night album art Joshua Homme* & C.W. Stoneking Joshua Homme* & C.W. Stoneking - Silent Night (Single) Rekords Rekords none UK, Europe & US 2018 Sell This Version