Originally from Albany, New York and active on the fringes of various American underground music, art and poetry scenes since the 1990's - Charles Tillman is now establishing his musical vision with a conceptual, acoustic guitar-centered project that he's been conceiving for 20+ years.
With just acoustic guitar, raw vocals and powerful lyrics; Charles Tillman strips his music down to fundamentals: simplicity, rhythm, harmony and melody and fuses innovation and experimentation with passionate storytelling -- using elements of all that has inspired him: Folk, Disco, Country, Gospel, Alternative, Minimalism, Experimental, Hip-Hop, Punk Rock, Performance Art, Free Poetry, Soul, Psychedelia, Mystical and R&B music - to achieve his own unique sound. Charles considers his music genre-less.
Charles Tillman has been a featured performer at:
The Poetry Project - Manhattan, New York City.
The Old American Can Factory - Brooklyn, New York.
Club Valentines - Albany, New York.
Sacred Grounds Cafe - San Francisco, California.
Cafe Prague - San Francisco, California.
Paradise Lounge - San Francisco, California.
The New College of California - San Francisco, California.
Folsom Street Foundry - San Francisco, California.
The Stork Club - Oakland, California.
In 1999, he was featured with other Bay Area artists on the spoken-word and music compilation album, "Word Debris".
(Recorded @ Found Sound Studios in San Francisco, California. Released ~ Spring 1999).
His music has been heard on:
FCC Free Radio in San Francisco, California.
Berkeley Liberation Radio - Berkeley, California.
BFF.fm San Francisco
KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles, California
89.5 FM Voice of the Valley - near Canberra, Australia.
He currently lives and works in San Francisco, California.