STROKE – Songs For Chris Knox album and Release Show
On June 11 this year musician, artist, father, writer, film critic & jandal wearer Chris Knox suffered a life-altering stroke at his home in Grey Lynn.
Everyone wanted to do something to help. So a bunch of his muso mates from NZ and around the world have gotten together to do what they do best to celebrate Chris' music by recording versions of his songs.
The resulting album is a chance for Chris' many fans and friends to contribute to his future.
The double CD 'STROKE - Songs For Chris Knox' is being released in New Zealand on Monday November 16.
The album will be released on Chris' own label - A Major Label & distributed by Rhythm Method. The stunning cover was designed by Chris' fellow Tall Dwarf, Alec Bathgate and uses Chris' favourite colour combination of yellow & black.
Songs are covered from all of Chris' musical career - The Enemy, Toy Love, Tall Dwarfs, solo, & his most recent band The Nothing.
The album features tracks by such artists as Jay Reatard, Shayne Carter, The Mountain Goats, The Verlaines, Boh Runga, David Kilgour, Don McGlashan, Will Oldham and many more - 32 tracks in all.
There is a party & benefit gig for Chris to celebrate the release of this album Friday November 20 at The Kings Arms.
The line-up is Dimmer (featuring Shayne Carter's back catalogue), Don McGlashan, David Kilgour, The Bellbirds, & The Pyjama Party (featuring Neil Finn). Entry is $30 which includes a copy of the double CD 'STROKE - Songs For Chris Knox'. Doors open at 8.30pm. No pre-sales.
All proceeds will go to assisting Chris with his recovery.
STROKE - Songs For Chris Knox Record Release Party and Benefit Gig
November 20, 8.30pm
Kings Arms, Auckland
$30, including a copy of the double CD