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"The first thing people usually ask us is 'What's it like as
a husband and wife playing music together?,'" says Chris Masterson.
"We always say that the lows are low, but the highs are really high."
There are plenty of highs on Good Luck Charm, the second
album by The Mastersons, the collaboration that Chris shares with his marital
and musical partner Eleanor Whitmore. Generously filled with infectious
melodies, instinctive harmonies and vividly insightful lyrics, Good Luck
Charm embodies the uncanny rapport that singer- guitarist Chris and
singer-violinist-guitarist Eleanor have developed in their experiences living,
touring and making music together.
The Austin, TX-based duo's lilting songcraft and charismatic chemistry
have already won over listeners around the world, thanks to the couples ongoing
status as members of Steve Earle's band The Dukes, their frequent opening sets
for Earle, and their critically-lauded 2012 debut album, Birds Fly South.
Although Good Luck Charm is the Mastersons' second
album, in many ways it's their first full-on collaboration. Whereas Birds Fly
South consisted largely of songs that they'd composed individually, all of Good
Luck Charm's material was co-written by Chris and Eleanor, giving the material
added depth as well as a powerful collective lyrical identity that's matched by
their expressive harmonies.
"This is a more purpose-driven record," Eleanor states.
"The first record was kind of his/hers, but this one is entirely
"Playing a few hundred shows has really solidified us as a
band and focused our vision for the new record," Chris observes.
"Every song is crafted for the two of us. When we made Birds Fly South, it
just seamed like a good idea to do a record. Now we know it is."
Good Luck Charm – recorded with noted producer/engineer Jim
Scott, whose resume includes work with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Wilco
and the Dixie Chicks – raises the stakes with 11 emotionally precise new songs
that are firmly rooted in sometimes-harsh reality, yet which radiate with hope
and optimism….Read more at http://www.themastersonsmusic.com/
Charlie Overbey has been a staple in the Los Angeles Music Scene since the early 1990's and is considered one of the most notorious and promising " Somehow Undiscovered Singer/Songwriters" of his time.
Charlie is a storyteller, a realist and a survivor in the truest form and writes from a place of experience, truth and hope.
With a new full length album on the way Produced by Grammy winner Ted Hutt ( Old Crow Medicine Show, Lucero, Dropkick Murphys, Gaslight Anthem) and many more Charlie states " I feel like I am right on track with where I am meant to be right now and sometimes the wonderful things in life just take time".
Charlie's new highly anticipated Solo album entitled " Trouble Likes Me Best" is set to be released this Summer, 2017.