Charlie Weathers: Scatterbrained Songwriter and Blues Butcher with Eyes in the Sky and Heels in the Dirt...
Songwriter/Pilot Charlie Weathers travels the globe with his guitar, keeping his head in the clouds with etherial songs and riffs and his butt on the ground with blues saturated Americana. All coming together in a musical patchwork of travel, love and retribution.
Charlie digitally released his first solo album MAYDAY on May 1 and will follow with a CD release in September. MAYDAY is bringing a bigger sound to the deck in what is promising to be a thrill ride for Americana holdouts in Europe and Russia and an overdriven train wreck back in the USA.
Charlie takes inspiration from overdrive tones and unorthodox sound stories. Holding true to heros like Billy Gibbons and Warren Haynes, and melodic word smiths Tom Waits, Neil Young and Eddie Vedder, creating intoxicating music that appeals to fans of any spectrum.
Growing up in St.Louis during the 80's, Charlie would be found sneaking into the riverfront blues bars and camping out for big arena shows. It was first love when Charlie picked up the guitar to swing into the world that was blowing his mind. Moving on to Tulsa, OK, the world changed to more southern country rock and jam bands and the roots sunk deeper. The ten years after Tulsa kept Charlie living out of a bag as a professional pilot, loving life in the friendly skíes which fed his wanderlust and kept him playing open sessions and feeding his ever growing guitar and amplifier collection.
More recent times have slowed him down to an orbit between Berlin and Moscow, where he plays with power trio Boot Heel, melodic string band Silver Plume, smokey acoustic duo Bare Trees, and solo shows. Both cities being vibrant, eclectic and aggressive, these eastern block capitols are blending Americana and countless genres like a Pollock mural.