Charlie Greene

Charlie Greene

Charlie Greene

Charlie Greene

Country music continues to evolve, it’s become less distinctive and more a sound aimed a pleasing a wider and more pop oriented clientele. Newcomer Charlie Green has the suave and distinctive voice need to pull off the transition. He could just as easily land on his feet signing show tunes or Rat Pack influenced crooning. His lyrics certainly leave behind most of the white trash baggage; on “Honorable Woman” he’s not looking for a good woman or even a less than good one. Rather, he’s interested in the girl’s credit score and prefers the taste of Sandalwood to that of fried chicken. On “Two Sides” he taking “the path of least destruction” — that’s not country, that’s getting good grades in an MBA program. But while his lyrics are a bit suspect you’ll love him for his voice and when he turns on the country steel guitar you feel his heart is in the right spot. Behind him we hear a traditional rhythm guitar, drum kit and a coy female vocalist. A touch of profanity adds truck stop cred to his carefully crafted sound, and as each song ends I almost expect a country DJ to back-announce him with a jovial belly laugh. Charlie Greene’s voice is magic, and I believe he could make headway in any genre he touches.

Charlie Greene: charliegreene.bandcamp.com

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