austin walkin’ cane

Biographical Info

Austin Walkin’ Cane has traveled the world singing the blues with only a guitar & suitcase in hand. The singer/slide guitarist says “B.B. King • Live at the Regal was the album that led me to the blues at fourteen years old. B.B.’s voice & guitar blew my mind! Then I started digging deeper & found Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Robert Jr Lockwood, who lived in Cleveland, Ohio as well. A few months later, Robert Johnson • King of the Delta Blues Singers Vol. I & II fueled my obsession with slide guitar.”

Austin and Chris Allen, another Cleveland based singer-songwriter, began writing songs together as teenagers. That songwriting partnership has reaped many musical dividends and the two team up once again for Cane’s eighth blues album, Austin Walkin’ Cane • Muscle Shoals. 

The album was recorded at the legendary FAME Recording Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Legends such as Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett & Otis Redding recorded hits in Studio A. The Allman Brothers had their first jam in Studio B. Cane says, “I was leaving to perform at a Memphis house party when a friend mentioned that Muscle Shoals was only three hours away. I immediately booked a session at FAME.” Fifteen songs of Austin with his National Resonator Guitar were recorded that afternoon. The slide guitar heavy album was rounded out with the talents of legendary producer Don Dixon at SPA STUDIO.

Austin Walkin’ Cane • Vocals & Slide Guitar
Recorded live in the studio • no overdubs

Austin Walkin’ Cane Albums:
Muscle Shoals • 2023
MUSO • 2020
One Heart Walkin’ • 2014
World of Blues • 2011
Murder of a Blues Singer • 2008
706 Union Ave. • 2003
Radio Cafe • 2001
Help Yourself • 1996

National Resonator Guitars
Ernie Ball Strings
Dr. Z Amps

Band/Artist Genre

  • Blues
  • Country Blues
  • Folk

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