1st October 2018
Whilst the past nine months or so has been relatively quiet (this was due mainly to visa difficulties for US tour) the time has been spent putting together new material and revamping the performance to reflect the increasing influence of Americana. Charlie has found himself astride both the Folk and the Americana camps without a firm footing in either. Maybe that's what makes his shows so enjoyable to such a broad church. We are also in discussion with a new management team.
16rh Feb 2017 - Summer/Autumn European Tour announced covering UK, Netherlands, Germany and possibly Denmark. Now filling dates - see Contact Page. The working title for 2017 tour is " So Lonesome In The Saddle", or to give its full title "It's Been So Lonesome In The Saddle Since My Horse Died". The solo show features the 2016 album Wasted and Wounded in addition to new material from Charlie's own pen, as well as that of good friend Raymie Wilson and plethora of influences including Canada's 11 times Juno Award Winner - Paisley born Murray McLauchlan (he left Ferguslie Park in 1953 aged 5). Watch local press for further details.
SINGLE VIDEO - due for release Mon 22nd August 2016.
MORNING TRAIN - new single released on 5th August is available to download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3, etc.. This track is dedicated to Glasgow's own Asad Shah, Jo Cox MP and their ilk - "Everybody's riding on this train"!
A new single is due for release this summer. Somewhat different from the back to basics of Wasted & Wounded, the new single will reflect the more edgy direction and bigger sound of Charlie going forward. Watch this space!
CELTIC MUSIC RADIO - 95FM
Album of the Week
Wasted and Wounded
1 hr feature Sat 9th Apr @ midday and midnight, and again at 7pm Mon 11th.
THE STAR CLUB - Charlie will play Tue 1st March 2016 (7.30pm). The venue is Downstairs @ The Admiral, Waterloo St., Glasgow G2 7DA. He will be performing track from his new acclaimed CD Wasted and Wounded.
Charlie performed tracks from Wasted and Wounded at Terrington Village Hall (nesr York) on Saturday 27th February to a full-house!
WASTED and WOUNDED launched 21st February @ Babbity Bowster. Glasgow
NEW ALBUM LAUNCHED ON iTunes - 1st February 2016
Medicine Hat Records MHR000721 - Wasted and Wounded.
Formal launch scheduled for 21st February in Glasgow. Venue, etc. tbc.
NEW ALBUM UPDATE
This effort is proving to be quite eclectic; sometimes I think I am in Greenwich Village in the sixties (I couldn't have been, I had to go to school). Then I remeber that Liam Clancy was a neighbour for a short time when I lived in Calgary. Oh, then I'm a cowboy (not a proper one though - I'm no good with horses).
Some of the tracks I've got down already include: The Lady Came From Baltimore, Whisky Basin Blues, Sporting Life Blues and Jimmie Rodgers' Waiting For A Train. Then I think I'd better do something Scottish and started scouring Ord's Ballads - Van Diemen's Land I love but I got the arranegement from Davy Stewart of Fife.
Of course no peformance nowadays is complete without a bit of Tom Waits. Nearly forgot - we have a new voice on the Glasgow scene I just love, as well as some of her songs - Mary Jean Lewis (her uncle is the one and only Jerry Lee Lewis - it's a long story). :-)
"Wasted and Wounded"
Amazon, iTunes, etc.
Currently working on a new recording featuring songs by the likes of Glasgow's very own Frankie Miller, Canada's Murray McLauchlan and Utah Phillips.
YouTube video over 44,000 views and >2k likes.
MORNING TRAIN - single.
4th January 2017:
#1 Americana UK
#2 Americana Worldwide
after 11 weeks in the charts
MORNING TRAIN - single is available to download on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3, etc.. This track is dedicated to Glasgow's own Asad Shah, Jo Cox MP and their ilk - "Everybody's riding on this train"! This track is NOT on Wasted and Wounded. MHR000722
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