MP3 Chris Charles - The Road Of Life
Anti-Nashville Country Folk Rock
10 MP3 Songs
COUNTRY: Country Rock, ROCK: Folk Rock
Release Date: 8/5/03.
Born and raised in New Jersey, Chris Charles began his music career as a drummer back in the 60''s playing in bands in the New York, New Jersey area. Learning guitar along the way, and relocating to Portland Oregon in 1971, he was a very active participant in the early 70''s acoustic music scene that thrived in Portland at that time.
After the acoustic music scene died out in the 80''s, he retreated to the studio, emerging later in the decade as the bass player and co-founder
of the popular original surfabilly band, "The Surf Cowboys."
(Whose album can also be found on cdbaby)
After a long break from the music business in the 90''s, he has released this solo album. He calls it Anti-Nashville Country Folk Rock because it has all those elements, and as Chris says "They didn''t like me in Nashville and I didn''t like them much either. I don''t sound like a typical Nashville singer."
This is not a "Nashville" sound. No steel guitars here! There''s a retro sound to Chris'' music. Not because he''s trying to sound retro, but because he really is!
"The Road Of Life": A metaphoric look at life.
"Red Cloud": A tribute to the only American Indian Chief who actually defeated the US Army.
"Waiting For Irene: Good old time basic rocknroll.
"At The Bottom Again": A good natured look at being bad off.
"Deranged": A little dark humor.
Be sure to check out Chris'' 2nd album titled "Lone Wolf," and his 3rd album titled "The Folk Code. Both are available here at cdbaby. Just click on the links to the left.
Two years ago Chris Charles teamed up with former Surf Cowboys members Tim Otto and Brad Pharis to form The Peacemakers Band. This exciting album is also available here at cdbaby!