Charlie Barnett, Tommy Barrick and Marilyn Older of Chaise Lounge.
Chaise Lounge, who came to Charleston back in November '09, has announced that a new album is coming in the spring. If you haven't heard their albums, Second Hand Smoke or The Early Years, you are missing some great music. Here's my interview with bandleader, Charlie Barnett.
I emailed Charlie about the new album and asked for some hints. He was very gracious! It's called Insomnia, consisting of 15 tracks, a mix of originals and covers. He writes, "We are really excited about Insomnia. It is a spare, very live sounding CD. Next to no overdubs. There is, if this makes sense, a lot of air in the recording. I think that it really reveals the character of each musician in the band."
In January, the group played the Kennedy Center. Here's the link to that concert.