Charlie Mars’ recently released album, Like A Bird, Like A Plane is his fifth studio record, but can be best described as a new debut. Over 11 songs, Mars hits a groove that does not signify any specific genre but instead is hardwired to hearts and hips. This is an album that writhes through the headphones, which will ultimately be tossed in favor of a living room dance floor. Mars has sewn together tightly crafted songs with moods and melodies that pulse with sex, wonderment, and personal destruction – all themes that may clash on paper but in music suggest mysteries that are organic to us all.
We got the chance to catch up with Charlie before he debuts his new material to fans at Eddie’s Attic on Thursday, June 20. Take a look at what the singer-songwriter had to say!
What’s the first gig you ever attended?
David Lee Roth on the “Skyscraper” tour with Poison as the opener at Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. So killer!
What is the best gig that you ever performed?
Hard to say. I’ve played some memorable ones in Austin.
What is the best gig you have ever seen?
Probably R.E.M on the “Green” tour at UNO Coliseum in New Orleans.
Gig you would most like to play?
Red Rocks in Boulder.
What would be the lineup for your dream gig?
An evening with Bob Marley, JJ Cale, and Paul Simon.
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