C.R. Avery
Outlaw Hip Hop Harmonica Player Beatbox Poet Punk Pîano Player String Quartet Raconteur Rock & Roll Matador Playwright Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside ...
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DISCOGRAPHY

So It Goes (2011)

by C.R. Avery

1. Motel Room C.R. Avery 3:37
2. Folk Singer C.R. Avery 5:21
3. Tragic Figure C.R. Avery 4:49
4. Dungeon of Love C.R. Avery 3:10
5. Town to Town C.R. Avery 4:17
6. For Gangsters of the Highway C.R. Avery 3:49
7. Lemon Meringue Pie C.R. Avery 3:59
8. Channeling Frustrated Energy C.R. Avery 10:46
9. Planet Boiler Room C.R. Avery 3:47
10. Midnight Gold Mining C.R. Avery 3:44
11. Rain Falls C.R. Avery 3:06

Magic Hour - Sailor Songs (2008)

by C.R. Avery

1. The Boxer Who Just Returned From London C.R. Avery 4:01
2. Hell Of A Hotel Of Harm C.R. Avery 4:35
3. Moxie C.R. Avery 0:14
4. Down At The Café C.R. Avery 6:13
5. StMarie C.R. Avery 4:37
6. New Stanzas For Amazing Grace C.R. Avery 2:57
7. Planet Boiler Room C.R. Avery 5:09
8. Silvee C.R. Avery 1:28
9. Birdcage C.R. Avery 6:36
10. Black Bible Night C.R. Avery 5:30
11. The Ballad Of Charlie Parker And Patsy Cline C.R. Avery 8:21

VIDEOS

Dungeon Of Love
C.R. Avery - The Boxer
C.R. Avery, The Boxer Who Just Returned From London

BIOGRAPHY

Outlaw Hip Hop Harmonica Player
Beatbox Poet
Punk Pîano Player
String Quartet Raconteur
Rock & Roll Matador
Playwright

Whether performing to thousands at the Royal Albert Hall or the lucky few who made it inside the packed past capacity speakeasy, C.R. Avery is a unique, raw and dynamic performer. His genius lies in many genres - blues, hip-hop, spoken word and rock & roll. He is a one-man band, but one for this generation; with the rare ability to sing poetic verse while beatboxing simultaneously while pounding the piano and adding harmonica like a plot twist. A multi-talented front man for his Legal Tender String Quartet; a crazed lead singer/harp player for his rock & roll group The BoomChasers; a lyrical dynamo & the musical backbone of the spoken word trio Tons of Fun University.

From musical beginnings in his late teens, C.R. Avery has recorded over fifteen albums as well as writing & directing six hip-hop operas, which were mounted and performed from New York’s Bowery to L.A.’s South Central.  He has toured throughout Canada (including almost every major folk festival) the USA and Europe (headlining or opening for Billy Bragg, Buck 65, and Sage Francis) and garnered the attention of music peers the likes of Tom Waits (“...he’s blowin’ my mind”); blues harp trail blazer Charlie Musselwhite (“...no one plays harmonica like him… no one…”); and folk legend Utah Phillips (“...raw talent”).

His incredible live performances have been described as Bob Dylan in the body of Iggy Pop; colliding with Little Walter, the Beastie Boys and Allen Ginsberg.  Every show is all or nothing and his fearless approach to all genres of music both on stage and in the studio proves the longevity of this talented, astonishing creator has so much more to come.

 

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