Start Time: 1pm
Venue: The Bain Marie
Venue Address: 189 High Street, Northcote 3070
Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk play low down, down home, juke joint blues. Cementing their reputation as the hardest working blues combo in the country, 2013 has already seen Chicken Walk receive the famed golden boot at Golden Plains, tour the nation twice with Tony Joe White and Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes, as well as share stages with everyone from Jimmy Cliff to Santana to Gary Clark Jr. Somehow amongst all of this, the irrepressible combo found time to write and record album number two.
Whereas the first album was famously built on the foundation of a mere handful of shows, the new album Shakedown sees a road-matured Chicken Walk displaying a newfound focus and heartworn confidence, propelled by the extramural themes of shining sun, pouring rain, rivers, roads and trains. Catch them as they help celebrate Grand Final day at Music Feast!
“It’s the sound you hear blaring like neon from a country juke joint as you crawl on your hands and knees through a moonshine-lit Australian cotton field.” - Rick Saunders, Real Deep Blues
“Chicken Walk is equally at home in a back Mississippi juke joint and a back-alley Melbourne bar and I know ’cause I’ve seen the Chicken fly in both of ‘em. It’s dirty music, buried up to the neck in Mississippi mud and empty VB tins. It’ll make you holler and moan and get down with your bad self.” - Matt Frederick, PBSfm