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Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse / Bio

Americana music encompasses a number of broad categories these days, but in the case of Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse, there’s only one defining factor -- and that is that it remain honest and authentic. Consequently, Charlyhorse deserve credit for creating a sound that shows a reverence for timeless tradition, while still managing to come across as fresh, vital and engaging. It’s an inherent ability that reflects their credence, skills, talent and dedication.
wded field, and it’s sometimes difficult separating the would-be contenders from those whose instincts are mostly second nature. Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse find a fit in the latter category, not only because their music sounds so authentic and familiar on first hearing, but also because their creative talents seem borne from the honesty and integrity synonymous with the heartland. They spin tales of rural environs, populated by fiery evangelists and homespun philosophers, the people that populate small Southern towns and places where optimism is often in short supply. They find resilience and resolve in the most unlikely circumstances, imparting lessons cobbled from tattered designs. Then again, the band’s commitment to craft has to do with more than simply making music. Their’s is a fiery mix of passion and purpose, a steadfast devotion to shared sentiments and an unshakeable bond with both their audiences and each other. It’s little surprise then that the North Carolina-based band’s new album, Barb Wire, factors in several seminal sources. It echoes with the sound of Americana’s original
musical mainstays and all the usual sources -- the Byrds, the Band, the Burritos, the Eagles, the Allmans, Johnny Cash, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle, John Prine and all those others who transformed a rugged sensibility into music with infinite appeal, making it feel universally human and humane in the process. It’s little wonder then that both their individual and collective efforts have reaped a fair amount of recognition, including such accolades as the Charlotte Music Award (Singer/Songwriter of the Year, Americana Artist of the Year), a pair of Music Guild Award nominations (Best Duo, Song of the Year), and supporting slots for a number of like-minded headliners (Keb’ Mo’, John Cowan, Reckless Kelly, Marty Stuart, Eric Taylor, Jonathan Byrd and Randal Bramblett among them). They’re also drawing audiences on their own in increasing numbers up and down the East Coast, from North Carolina to Washington D.C. to New York, New Jersey, New England and beyond. T

Chuck Johnson & Charlyhorse's Americana music encompasses a number of broad categories these days, but in the case of Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse, there’s only one defining factor -- and that is that it remain honest and authentic. Consequently, Charlyhorse deserve credit for creating a sound that shows a reverence for timeless tradition, while still managing to come across as fresh, vital and engaging. It’s an inherent ability that reflects their credence, skills, talent and dedication.

General Info

Band Members
Chuck Johnson - Vocals, Tom Kuhn - Bass, Dale Myer - Guitar, Dennis Johnson - Keyboard/Bass, James Brock - Percussion
Artist Name
Chuck Johnson and Charlyhorse
Profile Page
https://www.reverbnation.com/cjcharlyhorse
Active Since
01/02
Genres
Americana / SingerSongwriter/Americana / Acoustic

Contact Info

Location
Charlotte, NC
Manager
Debby Johnson