When we recorded "Outside Looking In" there were a few tracks that never made the record. "A Friend" was a little different and at the time we thought that less sometimes is more so we left it off the CD. Now almost 2 years later I have decided to put the track on my website as a free download. Chris Zaloom plays some stellar raw and genius guitar solos and it is certainly a shining moment for him. The cut was produced by Julie Last and written by Marty Kupersmith, Chris Zaloom and yours truly. Turn out the lights and listen to it in the dark. I think you'll dig it.
I have also posted a few live shows as Concert Playlists. Both shows were shot by Nancy Catandella of Catandella Video Productions. The firs show is from Northern Country Music at The Bearsville Theater from December 5, 2011. These shows are put on by Peggy Atwood who is one of Woodstock’s major forces in promoting local music. This was a Singer in the Round Show” and I was accompanied by George Quinn on mandolin.
The second show is The Junkyard Angels set in it’s entirety from harmony Music, in Woodstock New York. The band is George Quinn on bass, Chris Zaloom on electric guitar, T. G. Vanini on fiddle, Rob Stein on pedal steel and CL on Rainsong Black Guitar and vocals. These shows are put on several times a year to raise money for people in need of paying small bills, doctor, dentist, rent, etc. The show kicked off the New Year and was on January 7, 2012.
I hope that you enjoy the new song and the videos.
I am writing for my next record and also working on a book of poetry if anybody wants to know where I’ve been among other things.
March 15, 2012
We are sad to report that Charles passed away in the summer of 2021. I am his website developer and will post more news as I receive it.