Soulful, funky, original blues band from Little Rock, Arkansas fronted by powerhouse vocalist Charlotte Taylor. Performed on the Main Stage at the 2006, 2007, 2008 Arkansas Blues and Heritage Festival, opened for John Lee Hooker Jr., Michael Burks, Buckwheat Zydeco, Duwayne Burnside and More!
Charlotte Taylor Vocals
Matt Stone - guitar
Bruce Johnston- bass
John Roach - drums
John Wier - Trumpet
Brandon Dorris- bass
David Williams - sax
David Bishop Drums
An ecclectic mix of Blues, soul, funk. RB, and an occasional country twang, all with Rock and Roll attitude. Playing in the mid-south area that includes Beale St. in Memphis and Clarksdale Mississippi,Pine Bluff, Hot Springs and Little Rock, CTGR have performed their original rockin blues for almost a decade.
Charlotte recorded her CD on the famed Memphis label. HI Records in 2000 along with guitarist and co-writer George Martinez, Taylor and Martinz is an album that continues to recieve airplay and interest. All original songs, but for the classic Cry Me A River, the album is available on www.cdbaby.com
Charlotte Taylor and Gypsy Rain Have been the winners of several blues contests and have represented the Ark River Blues Society, The Spa City Blues Society, and the Sonny Boy blues society in the International Blues Challenge held yearly in Memphis.
Performing at the King Biscuit Blues Festival held the first weekend of October in Helena, AR. has been a highlight of CTGRs many festivals, clubs and events over the years.