Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Charlie and the Foxtrots - “The Man I Am"

A meeting of seven musical minds, Charlie and the Foxtrots originally conceived in a small Georgia town, and now relocated to Nashville, Tennessee is comprised of Chas Wilson (vocals/guitar), James Varner (drums/vocals), Matt McClure (bass), Jeremy Webster (piano/vocals), Andrew McPheters (banjo/mandolin/trumpet ), Josh Ramos (guitar/harmonica/banjo/mandolin), and Rob Hutchison (fiddle).

They released an EP 'The Evergreen' in June 2013 which one of my favorite go to bloggers, Leicester Bangs stated.
The production is clean and wholly sympathetic, and the result is a collection that’s fresh and bright sounding, and emphasizes their talent for ambitious, accessible pop writing, while effortlessly avoiding the clichés of the form.
All six tracks are worth getting to know, and as an introduction to the band, they work beautifully. Launch track “Mademoiselle” is a doozy and vocalist Chas Wilson has a perfect voice for the song; rootsy yet urbane, with the slightest hint of fragility. “Leaving It Behind” is an upbeat floor-filler, and must surely be a live favourite, and “Thumping” adds a little twang to their sound.
Now, they introduce their poppy, energetic writing intertwined with country/folk vibes on the single, “The Man I Am,” from their forthcoming debut full-length album due out in early 2014.

Charlie and the Foxtrots – The Evergreen EP released June '13

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