Charlie Cunningham Adds Dates To North American Fall Tour Ethan Tasch Opens
New Album Frame
“A hushed and plaintive Neil Young-like beauty.” – Sunday Times Culture
“His beatific, acoustic-led sound is endlessly melodic, his bittersweet inflections speaking of matters of the heart.” – Clash
“He has written a body of intimate, largely acoustic songs, quiet and melodic, which carve out space in time. Add in his intricate finger-picked guitar, and the results are arresting.” – WNYC New Sounds
“You can detect that Spanish warmth in his playing and writing, but its tempered by a quiet, gentle delivery, comparable to UK folk icon Nick Drake, or contemporaries like Ben Howard.” – Guitar World
‘’…lush instrumentation…knows how to make something delicate brilliant.’’ – 8/10 Line Of Best Fit
August 8, 2023 New York, NY – Charlie Cunningham will play North America in October and November in support of his latest album Frame, released earlier this year. He just finished a run of sold out shows across Europe.
Frame showcases another sophisticated sonic evolution for Charlie, who in collaboration with long-term producer Sam Hudson Scott, creates the fragility, power and tension found in timeless songwriting, reanimated through a modern lens with an album of lush, delicate songs brimming with poised references to art rock, golden era jazz, and neo-classical composition – channelling Charlie’s more direct influences in John Martyn, Nina Simone and Paul Simon – whilst fusing in his love of ambient artists Brian Eno and Harold Budd.
Lyrically Frame explores the major themes of the human condition: heartbreak, spirituality, grief and climate anxiety; universally relatable emotions that Charlie delivers with a depth of feeling and from the nuance of his own personal observations and experiences, making Frame Charlie’s most accomplished work to date.
Frame is released on a super limited edition Clear Smoky Vinyl and CD; Buy HERE.
Charlie was recently in the states playing two sold out solo shows in Los Angeles and New York. He also stopped by WNYC’s New Sounds to chat with John Schaefer and perform three songs. North American tour dates will be played with a full band and Ethan Tasch will open.
Watch Charlie perform for WNYC’s Soundcheck:
Oct. 15 – Washington, DC – Songbyrd Music Hall
Oct. 16 – Ardmore, PA – Ardmore Music Hall
Oct. 18 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
Oct. 19 – Somerville, MA – Crystal Ballroom
Oct. 20 – Quebec City CA – Octave-Crémazie @ Grand Theater
Oct. 21 – Montreal, CA – Corona Theater
Oct. 22 – Maberly, ON – Althorpe Bolingbroke Community Hall
Oct. 24 – Toronto, CA – Allied Music Center
Oct. 25 – Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
Oct. 26 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
Oct. 28 – Milwaukee, WI – Back Room @ Colectivo
Oct. 29 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
Nov. 1 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Nov. 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
Nov. 4 – Seattle, WA – Abbey Hall
Nov. 5 – Vancouver, CA – CA – Hollywood Theater
Nov. 7 – Portland, OR – The Old Church
Nov. 9 – Sebastopol, CA – Hopmonk Tavern
Nov. 10 – San Francisco, CA – – Great American Music Hall
Nov. 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge @ Hollywood Forever
Charlie’s story is as fascinating as his music. Despite his dyslexia making it near impossible for him to read music, Charlie earned a music degree, but by his mid-twenties was working a variety of odd jobs while writing songs in his free time. He took the unconventional decision to move to Seville, where he immersed himself in flamenco music – his initial three-month visit eventually turning into a three-year stay.
Returning to the UK, he made a modest living playing covers in bars in London and Oxford before adding his own compositions to the mix – the first step towards a career which has seen him become a truly under-the-radar success story; headlining iconic venues in the UK & Europe and connecting with a global fanbase, leading to over 500 million streams to date.