Charlie Wood – New Souvenirs

‘Remember the first time you heard Dylan, or Springsteen, or Costello, or Waits? Charlie Wood delivers that same jolt...” The Jazz Times

If approval of you peers is important, then Charlie Wood's CV says it all. In his time on Beale Street, Memphis (for which he earned the Beale Street Brass Note, the freedom of the city, and a Charlie Wood Day) he tore it up with BB King, Albert King and Mose Allison to name but a few. A musicians' musician, he is one of those rare artists incapable of a lazy lyric or average playing. A long time friend of ours, and a songwriter and performer who has truly reached the top 1% of his genre. Here's just a few reviews...

"Remember the first time you heard Dylan, or Springsteen, or Costello, or Waits? Charlie Wood delivers that same jolt - Jazz Times
“I fell in love with this man’s voice the moment I heard it. He is the essence of soul and blues. I am so lucky to have sung on the same stage as him.” – Paloma Faith
“Charlie Wood is that rarest of combinations, a singer who’s as soulful as his songwriting is smart. He’s also a wicked piano and B3 player. He does it all, except ironing.” – Harry Shearer
“(Wood’s) writing is exceptional, the often-ruminative songs featuring well-honed, literate lyrics… written with the technical precision and linguistic flair of a classic from the Great American Songbook.” – Trevor Hodgett, R2 Magazine
“Remember the first time you heard Dylan, or Springsteen, or Costello, or Waits? Charlie Wood delivers that same jolt.” – Jazz Times
“…a lean, unblemished voice which has the high, lonesome timbre of a dedicated bluesman.” – New Statesman
“Grade-A natural beauty.” – Mojo Magazine
“Charlie Wood embodies hepcat worldliness and barroom empathy; he’s got style but also the wisdom that gives it heftiness.” – Jazz Review
“Every jazz fan likes to have a best-kept secret but if there’s any musical justice, we should see a lot more of Charlie Wood.” Mark Gilbert, Jazz Journal
“…the growl and moan of Eric Burdon, the otherworldly lilt of Donald Fagen, and the scorched majesty of Kurt Elling" - Jazzwise



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