Charlie Whitten with Thomas Csorba
Wed, Jun 13 7:00 pm
Charlie Whitten: Charlie Whitten grew up during the last gasp of the 20th century, a time when grungy rock bands and teen idols ruled the airwaves. You can’t blame the guy for looking back a bit, for rustling through his Dad’s collection of vintage records and finding some better music to soundtrack his life. Years later, the Nashville-based songwriter is rolling those influences into his own sound, a mellow brand of folk-rock that tips its hat to Pink Floyd’s psychedelic swirl one minute and Simon and Garfunkel’s acoustic wistfulness the next. Some would call him an old soul. Others would just say he’s got good taste. -by Andrew C. Leahey Thomas Csorba: Thomas Csorba is a singer/songwriter from Houston, TX who grew up listening to artists like Townes Van Zandt, Buddy Holly, and Woodie Guthrie. Soon after immersing himself in these artists' work, he felt compelled to start making music of his own. He released his debut EP, "Kentucky", in the spring of 2014. With this release, he secures his place among the storied voices of folk and Americana music. Melancholy and nostalgic, these songs are written for old souls. Csorba's songs -- rustic, honest, and as mournful as they are sweet -- recall the best of the artists he admired as a kid. "Kentucky", in that great tradition, is the offering of a man both weary and hopeful, a traveler on a long journey home. With the release of his sophomore album "Hard Truths and Noble Lies" the following year, Csorba continues to show his skills both lyrically and vocally.