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                                                  HAS PLAYED                                                                                                                 HAS PLAYED WITH

                                     Mainstage at Texas State Fair                                                                                            Michael Franti  |  Ron Pope

                               French Quarter Fest in New Orleans                                                                                         Kacey Musgraves | G-Love

                                      Bayfest in Mobile Alabama                                                                                                 Sister Hazel | Isley Brothers

                                   BMI Key West Songwriter Fest

                               Rombello Cruise with Michael Frant

official bio


Texas-raised, Nashville-based blues/rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Charlie Oxford creates his own blend of modern-soulful pop on his self-titled debut Charlie Oxford out September 25, 2015, independently with distribution through Tone Tree.

The 10 tracks on the debut mix Oxford’s butter-smooth vocals with horns, B3 organ and bursts of electric guitar. Co-written entirely by Oxford and produced by Adam Smith (Jordin Sparks, Lovedrug, the Veronicas), the album features plenty of A-list cameos — including the Horn Heads, whose work can be heard on albums by Prince, Chaka Khan and Tower of Power — without taking the spotlight off Oxford, whose voice swoons its way through tracks like the first single “Driving Me Crazy” and the second, “Letting Go.” It’s a record about chasing down your dreams, finding love and looking for your spot in the world.

“Charlie Oxford might seem young for a blues man, but his fingers play that fretboard like an old soul,” says Southern Living who premiered “Drive Me Crazy” as their Music Monday Premiere on 7/20. “His music, often confessional, bears the weight of a life long lived, even if the Nashville-based artist stands at the beginning of what’s almost guaranteed to be a successful career.”

It’s been a long road for Charlie Oxford to see light. After his first record deal went sour, Oxford regained the rights to Charlie Oxford, resulting in the album’s re-release in September 2015.

He kept writing, too, whipping up a pair of EPs (coming out in early 2016) that show off his strength as a live performer. The first is largely acoustic-based, pairing three stripped-down tunes from the self-titled debut with a new track, “Call Me.” The second finds Oxford turning up the noise and the tempo.

Check out Charlie’s latest single, “Letting Go“, a song that Baeble Music had high praises for: ““With its sweeping strings and lush pop production, it’s not at all difficult to imagine “Letting Go” climbing its way up the pop charts.

press quotes


“Charlie Oxford might seem young for a blues man, but his fingers play that fretboard like an old soul…His music, often confessional, bears the weight of a life long lived, even if the Nashville-based artist stands at the beginning of what’s almost guaranteed to be a successful career.”

-Southern Living

 

10 tracks that mix Oxford’s sly and soulful vocals with horns, B3 organ and assistance from Horn Heads, whose work can be heard on albums by Prince, Chaka Khan and Tower of Power. Although the record holds a tried and true theme about finding your dreams, finding love and looking for your spot in the world, Oxford approaches his themes with a novel approach that never sours but inspires with sweet idealism. A rousing composition that touches some of the best of Tedeshi Trucks Band and the modern day guitar gurus of Mayer and Joe Bonamassa.

– Glide Magazine

 

Soulfully including lyrics of eternal want and desperate curiosity, this gem of wanderlust is a must for all fans of Gavin Degraw, Rob Thomas, and all musicians who are adapting the hopeful aspects of blue-eyed soul.

– Blues Rock Review

 

With its sweeping strings and lush pop production, it’s not at all difficult to imagine “Letting Go” climbing its way up the pop charts.

– Baeble Music

 

He sings a combination of soul, blues and indie that is subtly complex and heartfeltOxford has really modeled himself after the likes of Mayer and other idols like Stevie Ray Vaughn and Eric Clapton – a singer-songwriter that understands the importance of shredding. In his new home of Nashville, Oxford is one of many emerging artists contributing to an unbelievable music scene

Windup Magazine

 

Oxford’s self-titled debut album feels very personal, yet strikes a universal chord. It is clear that he feels at home amid a wide range of styles and instrumentation. It is a collection of genre-crossing elements, held together by Oxford’s seemingly effortless vocals. He doesn’t leave anything out of his tool belt – jazz, folk, pop, rock – they’re all part of a whole to him.

New York Minute Magazine

 

Oxford’s slick, soulful vocals soar effortlessly, making everything he has to say inherently listenable. Oxford could probably read the ingredients list on the back of a jar of pasta sauce and it would still sound utterly seductive, which certainly helps this collection is bright, radio-friendly soul-pop go down like a spoonful of sugar…  It’s easy to imagine most of these songs finding their way onto the radio and worming their way into listener’s heads.

Culturefly UK

 

Oxford infuses elements of blues, funk, pop and brass into his music. “Waiting For” is this captivating blend of a funky bass line with interceding horns on top of a catchy pop chorus…Make you check out this talented young performer now, because this star is definitely on the rise!

– Elmore Magazine

contact


Erin Anderson | Olivia Management

erin@oliviamanagement.com

For PR Needs:

Monica Hopman | Think Press PR

monica@thinkpress.net

For General Inquiries:

info@charlieoxford.com