Vintage Guitar - June 2018 - open - 100
Charlie Starr: Scott Willis.
"IT'S HOT! 77 DEGREES," exclaims Charlie Starr from a hotel
room in Augusta, Georgia, a few hours before the third date of his
band's latest tour. Even better than winter's respite is the hint of
its wane. "Everybody in our touring party is praising Hallelujah
because it's finally not so cold." ★ Along with the change of seasons, Starr and his blood brothers in Blackberry Smoke - Richard
Turner (bass, vocals), Brit Turner (drums), Paul Jackson (guitar,
vocals), and Brandon Still (keyboards) - have just introduced their
ever-expanding fanbase to new music in the form of Find a Light - an
album of 13 songs written by Starr with help on a few by sacred-steel
guitarist Robert Randolph (profiled in the September '13 issue of Vintage
Guitar), Americana vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Amanda Shires, and
fellow guitar zealot/Buckcherry co-founder Keith Nelson (VG, March
'08, May '13, October '15), whom Starr has known for 20 years.