South Will Take Your Blues Away
Charlie Don't Shake are rock and roll fingerpainters. They take country blues and old school R&B songs and make grand messes out of them with meandering guitars, 80's keyboards and space echo. The result is gritty, super-rhythmic music that demands to be part of your next sing-along. Charlie Don't Shake morphed out of the Chicago-and-Lansing-based band The South. Originally formed in 2000 with Craig Schmidt and Jeremy Whitwam, the band spent most of 2002 and 2003 tightening their sound and pulling their musical tongues roughly halfway out of their cheeks. The result is the album The South Will Take Your Blues Away, released in April of 2004 on Rexrode Records. Craig and Jeremy recruited the help of group members from various regional bands such as The Fuzz, and Rexrode Records label mates Rosetta and Flatfoot. The South Will Take Your Blues Away was recorded at El Estudio Del Cacto Rojo in Lansing Michigan. The album was mastered by Brad Blackwood at Euphonic Masters in the home of rock n' roll, Memphis Tennessee. Charlie Don't Shake is currently playing shows around the Midwest.