The Charles Shaw Project
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The Charles Shaw Project


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"Smile, pretty EP Review"

The Charles Shaw Project's Debut EP "Smile, pretty" is an album that is more than a little folk-tinged. Basically it's just singer Aimee-Lynn Chadwick's amazing voice and TJ Nordaker's beautiful guitar work, though there are some percussion thrown in from time to time. Such a basic style is very refreshing after having to cope with one over-produced act after another being foisted on the radio-listening public. Along with this naked sound is a lady prepared to bare her soul to her listeners... - Folk Works


The "Smile, pretty" EP (2006)
"Daisy was a metaphor" LP (2007)

*The singles "smile, pretty" & "City of Lies" have been played on many college stations and podcasts.


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The Charles Shaw Project is an acoustic act hailing from Los Angeles California. Born in the chilling month of November 2005, the band is fronted by actress Aimee Lynn Chadwick (A CINDERELLA STORY, RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD 4 & 5) and cult film director TJ Nordaker (THE JANITOR), The Charles Shaw Project produces melodic, intimate and mournful songs that are constantly evolving. The songwriting is known for it's stark honesty and soulful introspection that resist classification, but, because of their mostly guitar accompaniment, have sometimes been catagorized as folk music or the hybrid class folk-rock. The "Smile, pretty" EP, their first public offering, was a self-released collection of early demo home-recordings that was surprisingly well received despite the crude recording quality. In 2006 the duo expanded their line-up by recruiting Kelly Kusumoto (drums) and Kate Keough (stand-up bass) to broaden their sound. With very limited promotion the band has managed to garner a genuine following that continues to grow and defy an age demographic. Watch out for their debut LP in late 2007.