Road of Life
Release Date: 8/5/03. This is the debut album by Chris Charles, best known as the bass player and co-founder of the popular original surfabilly band, 'The Surf Cowboys' that rocked Portland (Or) in the mid 1980's. After a long break from the music business in the 90's, he has released this solo album. He calls it Anti-Nashville Country Folk Rock because it has all those elements, but he doesn't sound like a typical Nashville singer. And though you will usually find his albums in the country category, this is not a 'Nashville' sound. No steel guitars here! There's a retro sound to Chris' music. Not because he's trying to sound retro, but because he really is! Album Highlights: 'The Road Of Life': A metaphoric look at life. 'Red Cloud': A tribute to the only American Indian Chief who actually defeated the US Army. 'Waiting For Irene: Good old time rocknroll. 'At The Bottom Again': A good natured look at being bad off. 'Deranged': A little dark humor. Recorded at Twang Music Studios, Portland Oregon. Mastering by Ryan Foster at Freq Mastering. All Songs Copyright 2003 by Chris Charles, BMI All songs written, produced and performed by Chris Charles. All instruments and vocals: Chris Charles Artwork by: Nancy King Lawson Graphic design by: Damon Law Be sure to check out Chris Charles' other albums. All are available here at cdbaby, and you'll find all of them on the special $5.00 menu. Just click on the links to the left. Twang Music.