Laura Lockie & Charles King
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Laura Lockie & Charles King

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"Great American Music"

I host a weekly independent music podcaxt called The Great American Music Hour, available on iTunes, and have recently discovered the music of Laura Lockie and Charles King. This reminds me of classic American Blues and R&B. It's music at it's best, reduced to it's basic elements, yet elevated to new heights. If you love Blues and R&B, check out this album, you won't be dissapointed.
Jerry Jodice - iTunes

"Blues As Good As It Gets!"

There is a feeling and atmosphere on this recording that I am forever yearning for, and old-fashioned recording session with good music. This is blues and rock played by a man with passion and his heart in the right place along with a soulful woman churning out the lyrics as if it were the last show on earth.

Charles King & Laura Lockie bring us The Second Half, 10 tracks of the blues, interpreted, as it should be. Eight of the ten tracks are originals by the duo. One through ten are straight up gems, I cannot say anything negative about any of the tracks. Each track is something that caught my ear and deserved additional listens.

The very first track “Guilty” has a somber atmosphere hanging over it courtesy of some great organ music that provides a layer for the forlorn songstress to lay her vocals down on. This is da the blues baby, pure and simple, straight to the heart. The organ really does a nice job setting the tone as Lockie moans “I am guilty, guilty of luvin’ you,” which segues into the equally emotional music time after time. The next track “Something Good” is ablaze with King’s mean slide guitar licks, he really knows how to hammer the point home with his six-string and again Lockie does it all justice with some soulful vocals. It doesn’t end there, more of the same keeps coming at you after the soft ballad “I’ll Have To Go” gives the heaviness of the heart some more weight to carry but the music gets kicked down a few notches to let you focus on the vocals of Lockie. “Human” picks up the pace again, and it shows more of the polished side of this blues band intermingled with some rhythm and blues peppered with a smidgen of pop. So within the first four tracks, you get the entire spectrum of the blues and from that point forward, they just keep giving it up for the pleasure of your ears, heart, and soul.

Lockie’s vocals are indeed a featured element here but King’s slide guitar does not take a back seat for one minute. Both performers get equal time and divvy it up democratically and it all falls right into place just like this entire session was meant to be all along. It sure feels right when I listen to it and I get the feeling everyone that contributed to this recording felt the groove and knew something special was happening.

© Keith "MuzikMan" Hannaleck-

January 16, 2007


The Second Half is our first CD. We had fabulous musician friends like Albey Sholes, Jimmy Byrd, who produced, Joey Huffman and Bill Puett help out.
We are currently getting play on Whole Wheat Radio, The Great American Music Hour and radio stations and blues programs across the country.



We play alll over Atlanta as an acoustic duo and also as a high energy Blues Rock band with additional musicians, including the Atlanta Blues legend Big Al Jano of the Blues Mafia.
We have done large festivals in Mississippi, North Carolina and all over Georgia, We've played at Night Clubs like Blind Willies and Darwins, restaurants, and done local TV for Comcast.

One Club owner we work with says, " They can be background music for whatever is going on, or they can steal the show. They can do it all!"

Our CD is getting worldwide play on podcasts and radio out of France, Scotland, Canada, Belgium and Australia and we have been featured artists on Whole Wheat Radio out of Talkeetna, Alaska. Our song, "Simple Woman Blues" has been selected for the Acoustic Rainbow sampler that will be distributed to 1300 radio stations and podcasts in April this year.
We play a broad range of material from Duke Ellington to Fiona Apple. This command of all styles of American music from the past 50 years contributes to the songs that we write. People like our music because they can identify with our familiar sound and heartfelt, intelligent lyrics. Our cover material has been deconstructed and rebuilt in our own, all too human image to present just the essence of what makes a song work, that is what gets your toes tapping and what touches your heart. We aim to do both.