Rolling Hills Radio / Episode 67 – Austin “Walkin” Cane & Bess Greenberg
Starts from: 20pm31UTC_f8200Thu, 20 Mar 8200 15:09:38 +000003pm31
Start Time 6:30 pm End Time8:30 pm
Austin ‘Walkin’ Cane
In the tradition of the greatest of blues players such as Mississippi John Hurt, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and Leadbelly, Austin Walkin’ Cane plays delta blues on the slide guitar and sings in a richly captivating baritone. His music blends soul, rock and roll, jazz, folk, and of course, the blues. The award-winning Cane tours constantly and widely, having played in such places as Nepal, Australia, Germany, France, England, Wales, and Columbia as well as the USA from Alaska to Louisiana. He has played with or opened for such blues all-stars as Johnny Winter, Robert Lockwood, Jr., Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, and Greg Allman. His most recent cd, entitled One Heart Walkin, is comprised almost entirely of tunes composed by Austin and songwriting collaborator Chris Allen, the album is reminiscent of BB King, Fats Domino, T-Bone Walker, Louis Armstrong, Skip James, Bukka White, and Howlin’ Wolf.
“Austin Walkin’ Cane arrives bearing not only a cool blues calling card but a commanding voice and fiery Delta chops.”
The New Yorker
“If you like Muddy Waters, go see Austin Walkin Cane.” Washington Post
Bess Greenberg has a history of following her heart. Past pursuits include basketball, having played in college and professionally abroad, photography which included a Master’s degree and work at the New York Times, as well as a curator and show producer. Her heart has now led her to music. As a bassist, singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Bess is fully engaged in touring around the East, including prestigious clubs and some of the most well-known festivals, such as the Great Blue Heron. With her first solo album coming out soon, she has attracted the attention of some of Upstate New York’s Americana royalty such as Driftwood and Donna the Buffalo.