CHARLIE MARS ANNOUNCES FALL TOUR DATES
Mars Kicks Off Saturday Night Residency At Minneapolis’ Aster Café On August 22 And Plays City Winery In Both NYC (September 23) And Nashville (November 13)
The Mississippi Native Will Appear In “The Free State Of Jones” Starring Matthew McConaughey, In Theatres March 11, 2016
Photo Credit: Darin Back
Acclaimed musician Charlie Mars is heading back out on the road this month in support ofhis latest album, The Money. His spellbinding storyteller solo shows have been so popular in the Twin Cities that he will be playing the Aster Café in Minneapolis on three consecutive Saturdays – August 22, August 29 and September 5. His newly announced fall headline dates include shows at City Winery in New York City (September 23), at Symphony Center in Chicago (November 7) and City Winery in Nashville (November 13). See below for itinerary. Tickets and additional information are available at http://www.charliemars.comAmerican Songwriter
observed,”like the late Jesse Winchester, Mars is a master of subtlety and a songwriter of relaxed, easy elegance that he takes to the bank with wit and charm on The Money” while The Aquarian Weekly noted, “Reeking of wisdom, humor and chops, The Money…should appeal to hipsters and cowgirls alike.” “The Mississippi-based troubadour builds upon the distinctive musical approach he’s known for, employing supple grooves and ambient Daniel Lanois-inspired production to enhance the elemental force of his classic songwriting,” said The Tennessean. The Money is available HERE and the video for the title track can be viewed HERE.
Charlie, a seventh generation Mississippian on both sides of his family tree, grew up in Jones County. He can be seen in the film The Free State of Jones, set for release on March 11, 2016. Written and directed by four-time Oscar nominee Gary Ross (The Hunger Games, Seabiscuit, Pleasantville) and starring Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey, The Free State of Jones is an epic action-drama set during the Civil War, and tells the story of defiant Southern farmer, Newt Knight, and his extraordinary armed rebellion against the Confederacy. Banding together with other small farmers and with the assistance of local slaves, Knight launched an uprising that led Jones County, Mississippi to secede from the Confederacy, creating a Free State of Jones. Knight continued his struggle into Reconstruction, distinguishing him as a compelling, if controversial, figure of defiance long beyond the War.
Mars has been in Nashville recently, writing songs for his upcoming country/Americana album with such artists as Americana Music Honors & Awards winner Hayes Carll and Union Station’s Dan Tyminski. Charlie has been operating outside the confines of the major label world ever since self-releasing his breakthrough album, Like a Bird, Like a Plane, in 2009. Since then, he has had two Top 30 singles at AAA radio (“Listen To The Darkside” and “How I Roll”), sold 32,000 records independently, played more than 500 dates and licensed songs to shows like “Parenthood,” “Bones,” “How I Met Your Mother,” “Weeds” and “United States of Tara.” In addition to his outings with the Dixie Chicks, he has also toured with artists like Steve Earle, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Citizen Cope and his solo shows are often sell-outs.
CHARLIE MARS – UPCOMING TOUR DATES
8/15 – Jackson, MS @ Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Festival
8/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ Aster Café
8/27 – Ames, IA @ Bluestem Ames
8/29- Minneapolis, MN @ Aster Café
9/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ Aster Café
9/6 – Winnetka, IL @ ValsList concert
9/17 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
9/18 – Richmond, VA @ The Tin Pan
9/19 – Bowie, MD @ Old Bowie Town Grill
9/23 – New York, NY @ City Winery New York
9/24 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
9/25 – Albany, NY @ The Linda/WAMC’s Performing Arts Center
11/7 – Chicago, IL @ Symphony Center
11/13 – Nashville, TN @ City Winery Nashville
11/14 – Decatur, GA @ Eddie’s Attic