Charlie Faye’s latest album, You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely, has a Fleetwood Mac-by-way-of-Stax sound that provides a backbone for the emotionally raw songs. The album has won praise from American Songwriter, CMT Edge, the Austin Chronicle and The Bluegrass Situation, and Faye recently taped a session on NPR’s venerable Mountain Stage show.
The majority of You Were Fine, You Weren’t Even Lonely was recorded at the home studio of Jay Bellerose and Jen Condos in Los Angeles. The ace band assembled around Faye – Bellerose on drums, Condos on bass, Mike Thompson on keys, and Will Sexton and Greg Leisz on guitar – buoys the songs and lends the album a delicious cohesiveness.
Charlie is known for doing things her own way. In 2010, she did a very unconventional tour, putting down roots in ten different cities, each for a full month. In every city, she put together a band of local musicians, played shows, and wrote and recorded a new song. The album recorded on this journey, Travels With Charlie, gained critical acclaim and reached #7 on the Americana Radio Chart.