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CJ Stranger Combines Australian Storytelling With Indie-Grunge Grit On New Album 'Coming Up For Air'

By Stevie Connor.

CJ Stranger returns with his highly anticipated new album ‘Coming Up For Air’.

Stranger combines Australian storytelling with indie-grunge grit and a constantly adventurous guitar style. He’ll draw you in with humorous comments on the absurdities of everyday life before making you feel like you’re the main character in an old folk-tale of woe.

His unique guitar playing has been widely recognized having worked with renowned Australian artists including William Crighton, John Schumann (Redgum), Middle Kids, Lisa McCune, Melody Pool, Coda Chroma, Angie Who as well as performing onstage in touring theatre productions such as ‘Girl from the North Country’ (Bob Dylan).

Stranger's 2020 album ‘Hey Stranger’ received critical acclaim and widespread airplay across the country including Triple J and Double J.

Listeners have often spotted influences such as Paul Kelly, Kurt Vile and Bob Dylan in CJ’s songs combined with a guitar sound landing somewhere between Ry Cooder and J. Mascis. CJ (the alter ego of Cameron Henderson) lives on Darug Country, Blue Mountains, Australia.



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