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:

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