Orlando, Florida, USA – Pinecastle Records has released Songs of the American Spirit, the final album by the recently departed Charlie Waller.
“Bluegrass legend Charlie Waller may be gone but will never be
forgotten. As our way of remembering him, we present his last album, entitled Songs of the American Spirit.” The album, available today , contains
twelve new tracks along with a re-recording of the classic, “Crying in the
Chapel.” This album reiterates that Charlie is one of the greatest voices in the
history of Bluegrass.Since starting the Country Gentlemen in 1957, Charlie has recorded countless
Bluegrass hits and has earned a place in the Bluegrass Hall of Honor. Songs of the American Spirit has the classic Country Gentlemen sound with a modern
spin. Contributing to the album are, Greg Corbett, Darin Aldridge, Randy Waller,
Les Deaton, and Ronnie Davis.
The album was recorded at Eastwood Studios in Cana, Virginia. It was produced by
fellow Bluegrass Hall of Honor member, Eddie Adcock.
A label representative said: “We will never forget Charlie’s legendary voice,
or his powerful stage presence. He has influenced a countless number of
musicians and will be missed by us all.”
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.