Providence, Rhode Island may not be the first city you think of when imagining where a country singer grew up, but Charlie Marie is here to prove that “everywhere has a country side.”
Charlie Marie, like so many songwriters, was first introduced to country music by her grandmother. At the age of ten years old she was already hooked on Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn. Her admiration for their artistry has only grown stronger since and shines through in her own repertoire. With vocals that are reminiscent of “The Queen of Country Rock”, Linda Ronstadt, and current influences like genre breaking Margo Price, Charlie is bringing the trailblazers country music together with a modern day flair.
Charlie may have cut her song-writing teeth while living in Nashville for a few years, but it wasn’t until Charlie moved back home to Rhode Island in 2016 that she truly found her strength in her live performances. After becoming a staple at venues around her hometown, Charlie took to the road this past July for a two week tour that lead to a chance to record an album in a unique setting. An Airbnb unit where she and her lead guitar player were staying in Charleston, South Carolina doubled as the birth place of her new recordings. “The most important thing to me is that my fans are able to listen to my songs,” she says. “This live album allows them to do that in a raw un-produced way. I know that this isn't how my songs will sound once they're all grown up and find their wings in a studio setting with studio musicians, but their growth is something I want my fans to experience with me.”
"Wallowing on the white hot floors of hell, Ms. Marie's voice remind me that there is a heaven somewhere out there."
- Dustin Quinian
"Charlie Marie proudly stands on the shoulders of those who preceded her, staking her musical identity on timeless content
in place of trends. She reminds listeners that drama can be found in domestic life. Perhaps most importantly, her restrained yet soul-lifting
sound demonstrates that less can in fact be more"
- Carolyn Dixon
"Country music is who I am. Whem I'm on stage singing my own songs I feel free to be myself"
- Charlie Marie
"I refer to Charlie Marie as a "modern traditionalist" because from the moment the words left her mouth, there was history. There was Patsy, and Willie and all those artists and sounds that clearly influenced her, but don't define her. Honestly, Dwight Yoakam came to mind as she started to perform. And not just because of the hat. It was because Charlie was putting a cool modern vibe on a traditional sound, much like Dwight Yoakam."
- Carolyn Kruse (Kruser @ Country102.5)