Turn the Music on
Charlie Lang knows the piano keyboard better than most of us know our own next-of-kin, and his singing voice has a mystical chameleon quality that shifts with grace and subtlety as he brings warmth and passion to a set list that rivals your favorite jukebox. His original tunes are poignant, romantic and often soul-stirring. His covers include classic favorites from Billy Joel, the Beatles, Phil Collins, Sting, Steve Winwood and a seemingly endless host of others. From fine restaurants to street fairs, to the concert stage, Charlie Lang sets a mood that makes any gathering sound and feel better. Charlie has shared the stage with the likes of Maria Muldaur, Cliff Eberhard, Little Sammy Davis, and the Ken Durland Ochestra. At 16, he caught the ear of noted producer,Ken Topolsky, and was invited to record at Phil Ramone's legendary A&R recording studio. At 17, he was accepted at Boston's world famous Berklee School of Music, where he majored in piano, voice and film scoring. Summers, Long before it was all-the-vogue, Charlie Lang turned his home into a project recording studio where he has helped dozens of hopeful musicians make demo recordings. Charlie currently has two original CD's out, Turn the Music On and Walking Through Portraits. Both CD's are soulful, poignant celebrations of an extremely sensitive and observant songwriter's take on Life, the Universe, and Everything. Turn the Music On is almost cinematic in it's sweeping themes and powerful ballads, and Walking Through Portraits is an intimate gallery tour of souls we have all meet and emotions we have all experienced, but never hoped to capture and communicate as lovingly and as accurately as Charlie Lang has done. Because of it's soul-stirring poignancy and it's almost seamless thematic flow, this CD is often compared to Nora Jones' recent Grammy-winning release. Steve Israel, long time music writer for the Times Herald Record, acknowledged Lang's unique talent like this: 'No doubt about it, Charlie Lang is one of the most talented singer-songwriters in the mid-Hudson. When I first heard him, he wowed me with his words...but now his voice and music also deliver knockout punches. His quivering vocals have so much depth they sound like soul music. His synthesized music evokes the passion and poetry of that voice. So when Lang moans about having oxygen in his veins, the music is so chilling it makes you shiver.'