Charlie Rae is more than just the quintessential artist. One part vulnerably whimsical, the self-taught guitar and piano singer songwriter is also equally a bad-ass bluesy rocker chick. It is this seemingly paradoxical combination that creates the perfect stage for Rae’s sinewy, textured, and soulful voice that will impress even the most discerning musical critic.
Charlie Rae’s quirky yet commanding on-stage presence perfectly mirrors the yin and yang that live in the undercurrents of her music. Garnering much attention and respect early on, Rae’s talents have already allowed her to share the main stage with many musical greats including Heart, Pat Benetar, Leon Russell, Sheryl Crow and Chris Isaac.
Unwilling to recline into just one genre, Charlie Rae’s music flirts with Blues, Reggae, Rock, Soul, Folk, even Country. At times playful and others serious, the consistency of her music exists in the delicate subtleties of her expertly executed cadence and crisp clean vocals.
Championed for her songwriting abilities, Charlie’s lyrics contend with those of two of her greatest influences, Tracy Chapman and Ray LaMontagne. Inspired by pain, jealousy, happiness, infatuation and love, Rae’s lyrics transform the spirit of human emotion into relevant unambiguous song.
Having already established a loyal fan-base in her hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, her talent and frequent live appearances have earned her an indie following throughout the West Coast and present city, San Diego. Her dedicated supporters eagerly anticipate her upcoming tours and album release.
Written by Jennifer Kerns
NOTE: Charlie Rae provides her own sound equipment
Acoustic, Alternative, Reggae/Island