An Atlanta native, Charlie Greene is a guitarist and pianist in addition to a singer/songwriter and his writing and musical influences are as diverse as his songs; from Harry Nilsson, Merle Haggard, Ornette Coleman and Burl Ives to Chopin’s Nocturnes and Charles Bukowski, his style is a unique blend that defies categorization yet commands attention with a disarming show of lyrical firepower. To hear it for yourself, listen to Charlie’s latest track “Lost & Found” which can be heard to via Paste.
Charlie’s last album Wildfire Music, released in January of this year, was produced in part by one of music’s most talented and versatile professionals, Ed Cherney, who has worked with The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, and Buddy Guy, among many others.
Cherney notes, “When I heard Charlie for the first time, my heart nearly leapt out of my chest. I was driving home late, from working in the studio for 18 straight hours. I was tired and it would have taken a lot to get me excited about anything. Here was this big, pure voice coming out of the speakers in my car, singing songs that were brave in their honesty, framed by really sophisticated and compelling musical arrangements. Charlie’s songs are totally unique in their lyrical and musical perspective. In other words, it’s really cool music.”
Los Angeles natives can experience Charlie’s cool music in person as he will be playing at The Mint on August 25th; see details and RSVP via email below if you wish to attend.
08/25 – LOS ANGELES, CA – The Mint