Meet Charlie. 

Break up songs aren’t supposed to go down easy. This one hits like a sweaty shot of bourbon.
— Jesse Feister, American Songwriter
Abbott’s latest is a four-pack of indie jams, polished but not too polished, shot through with a tinge of Southern rock
— Stephen Trageser, Nashville Scene
If rock’n’roll is dead, nobody told Charlie Abbott.
— Lesley Daunt, Huffington Post
Abbott is one of the hardest working musicians in Music City.
— Jacob Ryan, No country for new Nashville
Sounds Like: If Britt Daniel was currently cutting his teeth in East Nashville.
— Tom Melchoir, The Tennessean
... a four-song sparkler which is the embodiment of all things good about head-bobbing, toe-tapping, shimmering indie rock; even a cursory listen is a pleasure.
— Susan Hubbard, East of 8th

Charlie Abbott is a musical artist based in Nashville, Tennessee.

His songs have been been featured in tv and film by Showtime, CBS, MTV and Lionsgate Films.

In addition to solo work, Charlie was guitarist for short-lived but heavily buzzed about Nashville band, OJR. During their 1 year career the group toured alongside Grace Potter, Railroad Earth, Galactic and Rayland Baxter as well as performed on World Cafe Live which aired on NPR to over 200 Triple A stations. 

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Charlie grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and integrated into the local music scene while still in high school. He dropped out in his senior year and moved Minneapolis to pursue a rock band while living in a friends dorm at art school. At 19 he found himself in Portland, Oregon recording an album with Everclear frontman Art Alexakis producing. 

The album flopped and Charlie quit the group. In 2008, without ever having visited or knowing a soul Charlie landed in Nashville Tennessee to take a crack at songwriting. 

Many gigs, bands and years later we arrive in 2018 with the release of Charlie's 3rd LP, "Mise En Place." 

On "Mise En Place" Charlie returns to familiar turf with an easy, breezy dose of sparkling indie rock. "Burn Picture" is an uptempo skeleton of dark coated anguish reminiscent of old Death Cab For Cutie while "Pragmatic Patient" provides laid-back nihilism and some Grateful Dead inspired guitar work.

On album closer, "Let You Win" Charlie waxes '..the more I love myself, the more I love her back..' amidst an ethereal blend of shining guitars. 

Listen to 'Mise En Place' now on all streaming platforms. 

 

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