C R Avery

This guy is just awesome…he did a gig for us at The Shell House Gallery up the road and was incredible…beatboxing, banjo, blues and beat poetry.  Check out his records, poems and paintings – I love his album ‘Chainsmoking Blues’. 

Here’s a sample from his book ‘Some Birds Walk For The Hell Of It’…

As I grabbed my suitcase

your desk played a silent note

like a diamond earring dangling from a peasant girl

pretending to be a princess

or a tv on mute

glowing with the historic images

of those black leather pioneers of rap

or a photograph of my grandfather, who I never knew.

From ‘Mantelpiece Locomotive by C R Avery