Meet: Charlie Marie, a singer/songwriter from Burrillville, RI
Have you ever been out to see live music and were so impressed you thought,"I would totally buy that artist's album?" That's what I thought hearing Charlie Marie for the first time, and even more so the second time. Impressive to say the least, this Rhode Island girl is on a musical island of her own. An island with roads paved by those who came before like Patsy, Patty (Loveless), Dolly, and Kacey (Musgraves). Charlie executes a blend of these traditional voices seamlessly with a cool, vibey modern edge that is uniquely hers. She is Dwight Yoakam in a dress. Or, at least, it's a similar modernistic approach to the traditional... with an Elvis snarl. Whatever you call it, it works. And it works because Charlie's voice carries it, with just the right amount of pain in her twang and sass in her soul.
Charlie Live In Studio
Charlie Marie had some new music to share and some exciting news! She'll be opening for Michael Ray October 15 in Nashville.
Proving you don't have to be from the country or the South to have country in your soul, this is "Countryside."
Another Charlie original that literally gave all of us in studio the chills. Listen to "Rodeo."
Now, the official studio recording of "Rodeo"
- What lead you to music: One of my grandmothers favorite singers is Patsy Cline. She would play her music and I'd try to sing along
- How old when you started: Ten years old
- Instruments played: Guitar
- How would you describe your sound: Classic country with a modern twist
- Biggest influences: Patsy Cline, Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson
- Who have you opened for: I opened for Andrew Ripp, a singer songwriter from
Nashville a while back. Recently we opened for Cris Jacobs at the Fete Music Hall
in Providence, RI; it was a blast
- All- time favorite country song (or songs): I’d have to say “Crazy” by Patsy Cline. There’s something about the simplicity and Cline’s delivery of the song that gets me teary eyed every time
- Favorite country concert: I lived in Nashville for a while and when I was there, I won tickets to see Kacey Musgraves at the Ryman. Best concert I’ve ever seen. She's very inspiring!
- First Country concert: Willie Nelson
- What songs do you like now on Country 102.5: My two favorites are “She ain’t In
It” by Jon Pardi and “Broken Halo” by Chris Stapleton. I really love their sound
- If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing: I’d probably become a
professional dog walker
- Most proud moment: When I first moved to Nashville, I met Rose Falcon Atkins. We immediately hit it off since my accent reminded her of home. We set up a co-write and wrote “Daddy.” This song has made such an impact on who I am as an artist. Whenever I need to be grounded, it takes me home
- Craziest thing that ever happened in your music career: I sing at the Galactic theatre in Warren, Rhode Island
every Thursday. One of the regulars named Chris wrote me a very beautiful, full-page, poem. It was an awesome feeling making such a positive impact on someone
- Fun facts: I still wear my retainer, I like Elvis, I love me some blue suede shoes, and when I see a cute baby, I have to wave and smile (makes my day)
The Charlie Party
- October 10th @7pm- The Coachmen's Lodge - Bellingham, MA
- October 13th @3pm- Rockwood Music Hall - NYC
- October 15th @7pm- Concert For A Cure - Nashville, TN (w/ Michael Ray)
- October 16th @8pm- Honky Tonk Tuesday Nights - Nashville, TN
- November 8th @7pm- The Coachmen's Lodge - Bellingham, MA
- November 17th @ 7pm- The Fete - Providence, RI
- December 14th @8pm- Hope & Main - Warren, RI
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