Dylan Charles

Dylan Charles

Brooklyn, New York, USA
BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

From Folk to Funk, singer/songwriter, storyteller, and guitarist Dylan Charles delivers dynamic performances with a full band and as a solo act. His songs blend the down-home feel and lyrical depth of American roots music with funky grooves, soulful vocals, and rock ā€˜nā€™ roll energy.

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Biography

From Folk to Funk, singer/songwriter, storyteller, and guitarist Dylan Charles delivers dynamic performances with a full band and as a solo act.

Dylan's skillfully crafted songs blend the down-home feel and lyrical depth of American roots music with funky grooves, soulful vocals, and rock n roll energy.

In addition to frequent regional performances, Dylan has shared the stage with 2010 Grammy nominated blues icon John Hammond, Texas guitar virtuoso Junior Brown, been featured as Local Pick-of-the-Week on 91.3 KXCI Tucson Community Radio, and plays Mandolin with multi-award winning Tucson bluegrass band The Dusty Buskers.

Dylan began his music career at a young age writing songs and performing in Ann Arbor, MI before studying jazz at the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.

In 2007 Dylan fell into the vortex of Bisbee, AZ where he was enchanted by the desert vibrations that now permeate his unique brand of Americana. In 2009 he released his debut solo album Time For Breakfast recorded at WAVELAB studios in Tucson, AZ with producer Craig Schumacher (Calexico, Devotchka, Neko Case).

He recently returned from a national tour promoting 2009 release "Time For Breakfast" which had Stephen Seigel of the TUCSON WEEKLY exclaiming "A darn good album ... impressive!" Festivals he has performed in include: South by Southwest (Austin, TX), Midpoint Music Festival (Cincinnati, OH), Earthworks Harvest Gathering (Lake City, MI), Bisbee Blues Festival(Bisbee, AZ), Tucson Street Fair (Tucson, AZ), 9th Annual Concert for Peace (Ann Arbor, MI), Pick-A-Mania (Silver City, NM).
He is currently in the studio working on a new album scheduled for release in Fall 2011.

Lyrics

Sophia

Written By: Dylan Charles

You want something
to fill
that space
don't you Sophia
Need someplace
to call
your home
don't you Sohpia

And you're so
delicate
for all your reckless abandon
So delicate
for dealing love this strong

And you hit me at the speed of light from the other side
speaking the tongues of strangers
from every ocean
And you had me so hypnotized I rolled the dice
even though I knew there were dangers
in every motion

If you learn to read the signs
your dreams will tell you everything, everything
and if you look to the stars
know the sky is never ending, never ending

Fly On The Wall

Written By: Dylan Charles

Wherever you decide to go
when you walk out the door
I could be watchin'

Wherever you hide when your eyes
dart to the floor
I could be waitin'

If only I was a fly on the wall for it all

However you twist your heart
to turn it cold
I could be feelin'

However deep a cut you have
into your soul
it could be healin'

If only I was a fly on the wall for it all

And I could be dreamin'
maybe it's all in my head
But whatever your feelin'
you were burnin' in bed
but i could be dreamin'
maybe it's all in my head

If only I was a fly on the wall for it all

If only I was a fly on the wall
if only I was a spy
just a fly on the wall
a fly on the wall for it all

Fly On The Wall

Written By: Dylan Charles

Wherever you decide to go
when you walk out the door
I could be watchin'

Wherever you hide when your eyes
dart to the floor
I could be waitin'

If only I was a fly on the wall for it all

However you twist your heart
to turn it cold
I could be feelin'

However deep a cut you have
into your soul
it could be healin'

If only I was a fly on the wall for it all

And I could be dreamin'
maybe it's all in my head
But whatever your feelin'
you were burnin' in bed
but i could be dreamin'
maybe it's all in my head

If only I was a fly on the wall for it all

If only I was a fly on the wall
if only I was a spy
just a fly on the wall
a fly on the wall for it all

Discography

Dylan Charles & Karl Kerfoot "Six Days On The Road" (2007) EP
Dylan Charles "Time For Breakfast" (2009) LP
"Lavender Pit" (2011) Single
Songs are available for streaming and download on WWW.DylanCharles.COM, and are frequently played on local radio stations like 96.1 KBRP Bibsee, AZ., 91.3 KXCI Tucson, AZ., 91.5 KRUX Las Cruces, NM.

Set List

Mostly originals with covers mixed in (John Prine, Wilco, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Paul Simon and traditional songs). Plenty of music for any occasion.