Building on the success of his previous albums and tours that have taken him all over the world, bluesman Austin Walkin' Cane Charanghat has released One Heart Walkin', his most ambitious work yet. The New Yorker had this to say about the album, "Austin Walkin’ Cane arrives bearing not only a cool blues calling card but a commanding voice and fiery Delta slide-guitar chops.”
Austin Walkin’ Cane has toured relentlessly from Australia, Nepal, Colombia, France, Germany, England, Wales, and throughout the US, from New Orleans, Louisiana to Juneau, Alaska with only a guitar and suitcase, spreading the blues gospel. His latest, One Heart Walkin', was recorded over two days at the historic G.A.R. Hall in Peninsula, OH. Built in 1850, the former schoolhouse and Civil War Veteran's hangout set the perfect mood for this album and the mood was perfectly captured in the recording. Listening to Cane's most recent album is like being a passenger on the old Illinois Central Railroad. These “Damn Fine Blues” take the listener from the south side of Chicago through the deep South along the Mississippi Delta. You’ll stop in Memphis, Jackson and Natchez until reaching the end of the line in New Orleans.
Music should move you...provoke some type of emotional response. The more primitive the reaction the better. One Heart Walkin’ does just that - capturing the excitement and raw energy of veteran blues musicians working together. From the haunting “Trouble Woman, Troubled Man,” the feel good “Doin’ the Lindy Hop” to the New Orleans Brass Band sound of “Who’s Gonna Love You?”, this is an album that transcends the clichés of the genre and establishes Cane as a premier blues artist of the next generation.
All of the songs were co-written with songwriter and guitarist Chris Allen. The album of Allen/Charanghat originals came to life with the help of legendary producer and bassist Don Dixon, harmonica player extraordinaire Dave Morrison, Allen on acoustic guitar, Freddie Perez-Stable on drums, and members of the Revolution Brass Band bringing in the sound of New Orleans.
released April 3, 2014
austin walkin’ cane - vocals, electric & acoustic guitars
chris allen - acoustic guitar, vocals
don dixon - bass, vocals, percussion
dave morrison - harmonica
freddie perez-stable - drums, congas percussion, 12" lasko fan, cowbell
the revolution brass band:
jacob “weezy” wynne - trumpet
kris “skinny k” morron - trombone
davey “gravy” kasper - sax
matt “cutty” calhoun - sousaphone
all songs 2014 © allen/charanghat
produced, engineered, mixed & mastered by: don dixon - spa studios
recorded at: g.a.r. hall, peninsula, ohio
album design & layout: pat sandy
tintype photo front cover: drew tanner
austin walkin’ cane is sponsored by:
national reso guitars, ernie ball strings
dr. z. amps, rocky mountain slide co.