It’s our first show of 2016. We’ll hope you come make it special with us.
Psychedelic Country Blues
“Take a healthy dose of John Prine, a dollup of Bringing It All Back Home electric Dylan, a pinch of early Tom Waits, a sprinkle of Charlie Poole, and a splash of Lightin’ Hopkins…the result might be as intriguing as Midwood’s first album, Shoot Out at the OK Chinese Restaurant.”
-Dustin Ogden, “Gospel Music for Inspired Barflies”, No Depression
While many artists may contentedly exercise their talents in one genre for the length of their careers and lives, others find renewal and inspiration by crossing bridges between what may at a glance seem apparent differences. Of these two categories, Evan Charles belongs to the latter: from the minimalistic yet psychedelic trio The Daze (Straightjacket Hymns, Bad Liar Bad Love) to the four-piece garage-country hybrid of The Sweet Nuthin (The Sweet Nuthin EP), to the more recent involvement as a multi-instrumentalist member of Nic Armstrong and the Thieves, and finally as a guitarist and vocalist in the rock & roll, rhythm and blues quartet The Happen-Ins, Charles has covered some ground throughout a decade spent in the Austin music scene. But none of these groups, despite their diversity, cover the rich landscape of the Folk/Americana tradition. It is to this tradition that Charles has now, with his solo project Altamesa’s most recent record The Long Ride Home, turned his long neglected attention.