Saturday, 27 June 2009

Crosstown Lightnin' debut gig: Charles Shaar Murray plays blues

The Cowboy, the Punk and the Queens of Funk

For all you NME babies and blues fans out there, Charles Shaar Murray's new band, Crosstown Lightnin', features the Cowboy, the Punk and the Queens of Funk: CSM on guitar and vocals, Buffalo Bill Smith on harmonica, the sublime Max Doray on bass and JoJo Ruocco bashing the hell out of her drumkit.

Following a 30 minute warm-up at Mitchum festival the other week, the band played two 45-minute sets at the Green Dragon in Croydon for their very first gig on Thursday 18th June 2009 and delighted all the old blues fans as well as assembled bright young things.

Here they are with their opening number, Freddy King's classic instrumental Hideaway.

More videos to follow.


Steve McIntosh said...

That sounds great - can't wait to see the band live!

harpymarx said...


I really enjoyed yesterday, the jamming sessions were brilliant. Thank-you for inviting me.

Wonderful music on a warm summer evening. And I can't wait to see the band live as well.

Madam Miaow said...

Hopefully we'll have more throughout the sumer if the weather holds up. Had a lovely time and will post a vid soonish.