Slinging a small-but-powerful arsenal of instruments, CJ Stranger crafts his distinctive sound using an old weathered resonator, a weird vintage organ, and his beloved purple guitar Frankenstein-ed out of discarded bits and pieces. This array of re-purposed musical antiques allows CJ Stranger to sculpt a vivid and honest landscape for his musings.
CJ Stranger dwells in the mountains, pickn’ on the balcony, humming a tune, chasing a story. A strange purple frankenstein guitar assembled from bits and bobs, an old rusty resonator, a weird old vintage organ. These elements create a landscape for thoughts: sometimes deep yearning, sometimes a stream-of-consciousness ramble. Some say they’ve seen him on the road lurking on stages in bands, others say nothing (what are they hiding?). Equal parts troubadour and guitar slinger CJ Stranger brings you ‘old soul’ indie-folk songs.
These days based in the Blue Mountains while regularly Sydney-side, CJ’s 2016 debut album established his prowess as a singer, songwriter and guitar player, but it was a different kind of animal. CJ Stranger is an exaggerated and more nuanced side of Henderson, brought forth by exploring this new artistic persona.
A singer-songwriter through and through, CJ Stranger’s captivating voice, tell-all lyrics and natural feel for fingerpicking walk together in perfect synchrony.