Charlyhorse is what Americana Music has always strived to be. A group of outstanding musicians and modern day troubedours who weave tales of small southern towns and the roads they have traveled. Vivid stories in sound, populated by trailer-park queens, hellfire preachers, shuttered cotton mills and down-home philosophers.
The music of Charlyhorse is firmly anchored in the Americana roots tradition. Influences from rock, country, bluegrass, R&B and soul gives each tune it's own unique feel.
Onstage, the upshot is compelling, soulful performances — spirited rockers paced with wistful ballads of lost love, life and death. Chuck Johnson’s presentation, salted with wry humor, and band camaraderie invites the audience into the act.
Charlyhorse, American made.
Chuck Johnson: head troubadour, lead vocals, guitar
Tom Kuhn: bass, mandolin, backing and harmony vocals
Dale Meyer: guitar, dobro, backing and harmony vocals
James Brock: drums, percussion
Chuck Johnson, Lead Vocalist, Guitarist, & Song writer is more than comfortable as frontman and most recognized face of Charlyhorse. Someone once said "If Tom Sawyer had grown up to be Woody Guthrie the result would be Chuck Johnson" He draws his stories from the lore of the land. You can hear his influences of Chuck's song writing musical hero's woven throughout his work:John Prine, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark and Townes Vanzandt. Chucks warm whiskey vocals, and dry wit bring the stories of Charlyhorse alive, and the audience becomes part of a huge family gathering where favorite relatives tell tall tales and spin yarns.
Charlyhorse has recently played at the venues:
Festival in the Park - Charlotte, NC
Americana Music Festival - Lake City, SC
The Double Door Inn - Charlotte, NC
Roof Top Bar - Columbia, SC
Oktoberfest - Hickory, NC
The White Mule - Columbia, SC
The Evening Muse - Charlotte, NC
The Peace Center - Greenville, SC
Tilman Arena - Greenville, SC
The Loft - Helen, GA
Greenville Alive - Greenville, SC
Smokey Joe's - Charlotte, NC
Heritage Music Festival - Lake City, SC
Thirsty Beaver - Charlotte, NC
The House 5 Points - Columbia, SC
Piedmont Interstate Fair - Spartanburg, SC
Neighborhood Theater - Charlotte, NC