Featured Tracks above:
“You Mine” (2016) Chris Okunbor & David L. Graham
“The Lowlands” (2016) Chris Okunbor & Jonathan Beckenstein
Chris O is a solo blues artist from the Blue Mountains in Australia playing acoustic blues, with a real roots flavor. Travelling like a pack pony, she carries her “band” around with her – lap slide, dobro, ukulele, and even a few plain ole guitars. Cooking up the sounds of the Delta from greats such as Memphis Minnie, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Skip James, Big Mama Thornton, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Son House, she also creates and stirs in a whole load of her own songs of our times.
2014 saw the release of her blues CD “Peckman’s Plateau”, which shot into the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts, staying there for five months. In 2016 she released the Awards Nominated album “Wailin’ & Raggin’ the Blues”, which also appeared in the Australian and British Blues Charts.
She completed two successful blues tours of Europe in 2014 and 2015, and, as NSW Solo Blues Performer of the Year for 2016, traveled to Memphis to represent the Sydney Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge, USA. In 2016 “Wailin & Raggin’ the Blues” was nominated as a Finalist for the Best Self-Produced CD Award from the Blues Foundation of America, as part of the International Blues Challenge Awards.
Chris O guarantees a show full of vintage jellyroll and jinx ~ both covers of the classics and originals.