There are so many guys and gals out there killing it right now in independent country, you can be guilty of overlooking what Charles Wesley Godwin has got going on, which would be a shame.
Just like Tyler Childers, Arlo McKinley, John R. Miller, and others from the depressed regions of Kentucky and West Virginia, Charles Wesley Godwin’s stories are forged through the authenticity of a local experience, but are worthy of being enjoyed by a national and international audience. When you hear Charles Wesley Godwin sing, there is no need to power cycle your sense of disbelief. The sinewy roots of West Virginia’s hardscrabble existence seem to be intertwined with Godwin’s very fiber.
He’s already made a big name for himself while mostly touring as a solo acoustic artist after leaving his band Union Sound Treaty a few years back. But now with a full band and a new van, he’s ready to hit the highway hard and heavy, and bring his version of earnest songwriter country to the rest of the world.
Touring throughout July and August, it includes an appearance at the Back Country Bash in Joseph, Oregon, and opening for Ward Davis at The Shed in Maryville, TN on July 17th. Also rummaging around on Godwin’s social media, it appears he’s been listening to vinyl test pressings lately, so don’t be surprised if the announcement of new music doesn’t come soon.
All dates can be found below.
Full Band and New Van Tour:
Jul 23 – Joe’s Honky Tonk – Kearney, NEJul 24 – Buck’s Bar and Grill – Waterloo, NE