Russell Morris. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Russell Morris. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Russell Morris Tells Australian Gangster History In Blues

by Paul Cashmere on April 1, 2012

in New Music,News

Russell Morris has created the blues album ‘Shark Mouth’ to tell some great Australian gangster stories.

Russell Morris. photo by Ros O'Gorman

Russell Morris. photo by Ros O'Gorman

The album features the stories of those colourful Australian characters of the early 90s. “From 1919 to about 1938, it is all stories about Australian characters like Squizzy Taylor,” Russell explains.

Historical Australian tales have never been told in blues before. “No-one’s ever done it this way,” he says. “They have only ever done it in a country or a bush music way.”

Russell has been working on the record for the past couple of years and will release his labour of love through iTunes. The ‘Shark Mouth’ band features Adrian Violi, Mitch Cairns and Shannon Bourne.

‘Shark Mouth’ is due in July 2012.

Get a sample of the album here:

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Russell Morris November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Russell Morris Performs At Brazil Music Festival

Australian music legend Russell Morris continues his tour of The America’s with two shows in Brazil on the weekend.

May 24, 2016
Russell Morris November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Russell Morris Plays Nashville And Has Four Albums In Australian Chart

Russell Morris has performed a showcase gig in Nashville serving up a selection of his blues trilogy for the fine folk of Razor & Tie.

May 17, 2016
Russell Morris November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Russell Morris Returns To Top Of Australia’s Blues Chart

Russell Morris ‘Red Dirt Red Heart’ is once again the number one blues album in Australia.

May 11, 2016
Record Store Day
Melbourne’s Basement Discs Lines Up Big Day In Of Record Store Day Music

Basement Discs in Melbourne will have a big day in for Record Store Day on April 16 with live music all day starting at 11am.

April 3, 2016
Tom Jones, Forum theatre Melbourne 2014, photo Ros O'Gorman
Bluesfest 2016, Watch The Highlights

Bluesfest had one of its biggest years ever with 82 band featuring 633 artists performing for over 100,000 music fans at Byron Bay on the Easter long weekend.

March 29, 2016
Russell Morris November 2015. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Russell Morris Sets A Stack Of Au Dates Before North American Visit

Russell Morris will head to the Americas in May but before that he has a stack of Aussie dates to play.

March 1, 2016
Russell Morris Red Dirt Red Heart
Russell Morris Red Dirt Red Heart Continues Blues Chart Dominance

‘Red Dirt Red Heart’, the third part of the Russell Morris blues trilogy, has spent seven of the last nine weeks at the top of ARIA Blues and Jazz Chart and ends the year as Australia’s no 1 blues album of 2015.

December 27, 2015