Bright Examples - Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion
"…the steel guitar of Charlie Rose is perfect."
-John Heidt, VintageGuitar.com
Fossils - Aoife O'Donovan
"[Charlie Rose's] pedal steel has an almost trademark appearance throughout the album, like an anchor…"
- Alex Galacher, Folkradio.co.uk
Since joining Elephant Revival in 2015, Charlie has stayed busy touring, performing, and recording with them and others including The Mike and Ruthy Band and Barnstar!
Emerging as a songwriter and solo artist in 2014 with his debut album, “Stowaways,” Charlie Rose already has a long list of credits as a multi-instrumentalist and studio musician. He has worked with many well known artists, including Aoife O'Donovan, Sarah Lee Guthrie, Johnny Irion, Jonathan Edwards, Jocie Adams, Josh Ritter, and Rose Cousins.
He has played pedal steel, guitar, banjo, upright bass, horns, cello, and sung on records produced by Jeff Tweedy, Patrick Sansone, Tucker Martine, Zachariah Hickman, Bruce Kaphan, and many others...
“Stowaways” is an extraordinary first effort, a fully-realized vision by a songwriter coming into his own. Over the years, as he crisscrossed the globe with various artists in a variety of contexts, Rose amassed an impressive collection of material. Like stowaways tucked away in the belly of a vessel, the songs just needed to be coaxed out of hiding, brushed off, and shown to the world.
The title track is a yearning piano pop ballad in waltz time in which Rose sounds a bit like Rufus Wainwright, but with a banjo. On the other end of the spectrum is “Me Vs. the Minibar,” a wry, up-tempo honky-tonk number. In between, Rose stirs up memories and feelings with the skill of a seasoned troubadour, bringing intricacy and a sense of wonder to a set of deeply personal songs.