Über Charlie Robison
Charlie Robison is a native Texan and you can hear it in his hickory-smoked Americana. He and his brother grew up with equal parts Black Sabbath and Gram Parsons playing on the bedroom record player so it's no surprise that his music is equal parts rock and country (sans the satanic overtones). At a young age, Robison moved to Austin where the music scene was thriving and after playing in a few ragtag roundups, he contributed to albums by alt country legends Kelly Willis and Alejandro Escovedo before cutting his first solo album in 1995. Steeped in Texan twang, Bandara set the tone for the rest of his recordings and helped land him a hearty following (and a Dixie Chick girlfriend).