Charlie Starr


Watch The Black Crowes & Charlie Starr Perform ‘Twice As Hard’ At Stagecoach 2022: Pro-Shot Video

As reported, The Black Crowes were joined by Blackberry Smoke guitarist Charlie Starr on Sunday for their performance at the Stagecoach festival in Indio, California. Stagecoach organizers unveiled professionally-shot footage featuring “Twice As Hard” and “She Talks To Angels” from the Crowes’ set giving fans a chance to see Starr in action with the band.

Charlie Starr Performs With The Black Crowes At Stagecoach

The Black Crowes helped close out the Stagecoach Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio, California on Sunday. Blackberry Smoke guitarist Charlie Starr performed in the stead of Crowes guitarist Isaiah Mitchell. Isaiah is currently touring Europe with Earthless. The Black Crowes kicked off their set with “Twice As...
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Supersonic Blues Machine recruit Eric Gales, Sonny Landreth, Josh Smith, Ana Popovic, Charlie Starr and more for new album, Voodoo Nation

Blues trio Supersonic Blues Machine – which comprises bassist Fabrizio Grossi, drummer Kenny Aronoff and new guitarist Kris Barras – have announced their new album Voodoo Nation, for which they’ve assembled a gallery of blues guitar heavyweights. Due June 24 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group, Voodoo Nation will...

Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr Rocks Kenny Dubman's 'Old Dog'

New Jersey hard rocker Kenny Dubman has released a music video for his new single "Old Dog," which features Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke fame. The track comes from Dubman's forthcoming album, "Conflicted", which was produced by Kenny and Steve Deauctis and features additional guest appearances by Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society) and Scotti Hill (Skid Row).
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Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr: "Everybody wishes they could re-record their debut album – unless you're Led Zeppelin!"

The venerable frontman/guitarist looks back on 20 years on the road – and the rhinestones-meets-rock ’n’ soul formula behind their seventh studio album, You Hear Georgia. Earlier this year, Blackberry Smoke celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band with a new album, You Hear Georgia. It’s an appropriate title for the Atlanta-based group, whose sound evokes their home state’s rich heritage, with echoes of the Allman Brothers Band and country music mixed in lots of crunchy Rolling Stones- and Tom Petty-esque rock swagger.
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Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr on his greatest gear buys, regrets and why he's an enabler of impulse purchases

What was the first serious guitar that you bought with your own money?. “Now, ‘serious’ is debatable. I bought a 1985 Gibson Les Paul Custom, a Pearl White one. I bought it because it looked like the pictures I had seen of Randy Rhoads playing one. I bought it for $500 and I had to borrow the money from my sister. I kept it for about five years or so.

Charlie Starr & Benji Shanks (Blackberry Smoke) Bring All-Acoustic Session to The Funky Biscuit

Charlie Starr & Benji Shanks (Blackberry Smoke) Bring All-Acoustic Session to The Funky Biscuit. Longtime fans of Blackberry Smoke filled The Funky Biscuit to capacity for An Evening With Charlie Starr and Benji Shanks, a set of four shows over two nights on June 5 & 6 at the Funky Biscuit in Boca Raton, Florida. Charlie Starr serves as a founding member, frontman and lead guitarist for Southern rock band Blackberry Smoke, and last year the band added guitar virtuoso Benji Shanks as a full-time touring member. The two have played together outside of Blackberry Smoke before, several times in years past, so seeing both musicians smiling and genuinely having a good time was a welcome site to those who have missed live, in-person shows over the past year. During the relaxed jam session, both Starr and Shanks interacted and shared road stories both past and present. Starr returned to touring solo shows earlier this year; his last solo show was in Macon, Georgia, January 15, 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic put a hold on in-person live shows. Fans of both Starr and Shanks bought every table, standing space, and crevice available for the four shows, and the Biscuit provided an intimate venue to see the all-acoustic set by the two talented Southern rockers.

The JamBase Podcast: Blackberry Smoke’s Charlie Starr

Episode 81 of The JamBase Podcast, a partner of the Osiris Media Network, features an interview with Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie Starr. JamBase’s Scott Bernstein chatted with Starr about the recently released BBS album, You Hear Georgia, the band’s upcoming Spirit Of The South Tour, performing during the pandemic and more.

A Conversation With Charlie Starr (Blackberry Smoke)

Is there anyone red-hot Nashville producer Dave Cobb hasn’t produced? His latest in a long list of recent clients: Smyrna, Ga.’s Blackberry Smoke, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of You Hear Georgia (3 Legged/Thirty Tigers). A steadfast tribute to their home state and all its polarities and contradictions, the quintet’s seventh full-length shouldn’t surprise anyone familiar with its straight-down-the-middle blend of country, R&B, hard rock and Southern boogie. Relentless road hogs, Charlie Starr and the rest of the band know they’ve got a live one on their hands, with tracks like “Hey Delilah,” “Live It Down” and “All Rise Again” (with Gov’t Mule’s Warren Haynes) just begging to be aired out onstage in a post-COVID spate of touring.

Q&A: Charlie Starr and Blackberry Smoke roar out of the pandemic with album, tour

Blackberry Smoke has much to celebrate. This year marks the Atlanta band’s 20th anniversary together. The Southern rock group has continued to make music despite COVID-19, including a new studio album, You Hear Georgia, which is out today. The album features guest appearances by Warren Haynes, Jamey Johnson and the Black Bettys, and was overseen by Nashville’s hottest producer, Georgia native Dave Cobb.