Modern Mississippi Troubadour
For over fifteen years Charlie Mars has toured successfully, opening shows for R.E.M. and Steve Earle while searching for his own voice. With his latest record, Blackberry Light, his artistic vision is clearer than ever. With the assistance of producer Tchad Blake (The Bad Plus), Mars has sewn together tightly crafted songs with moods and melodies that pulse with sex, wonderment, and personal destruction – all themes that may clash on paper but in music suggest mysteries that are organic to us all.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“big emotional rock from Mississippi… a knack for hooks, and the hooks here have real barbs: They tug at you and just might draw some blood.” -Rolling Stone
“Faulknerian mojo… his achingly soulful, Gram Parsons-like drawl and langorously meditative songs.” -Uncut Magazine