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Singer and Guitarist

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Local Address:  United States
Blackberry Smoke
2075 Market Street
Duluth , Georgia 30096
United States

Company Description: The official site for Blackberry Smoke.

Employment History

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Charlie Starr of Blackberry ..., 8 Sept 2015 [cached]
Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke
The Fillmore, Detroit, Mich.
"Yeah, we do get pigeonholed by ..., 13 Feb 2014 [cached]
"Yeah, we do get pigeonholed by that term a bit, but we don't consider it an insult," said Charlie Starr, singer and guitarist with Blackberry Smoke, one of the latest bands to carry the Southern rock label. "But we're not a throwback act or a tribute band. We love those (Southern rock) bands, but for us it's about trying to write good songs that resonate with people."
In fact, Starr says, his list of songwriting heroes is long and diverse.
asked Starr, naming Williams' 1951 tune.
Starr, 39, grew up in Lanett, Ala., a small factory town near Auburn where generations of his family worked in textile mills. His dad played music, bluegrass mostly, and taught him to play guitar.
But Starr says more importantly, his father warned him against a life of mill work.
"It's a bad deal, bad for your ears, bad for your lungs," said Starr of textile work. "My dad always said to me, 'Don't even think of working there.' "
After high school Starr moved to Atlanta to get work as a guitar player. He didn't think of himself as songwriter yet, and mostly just wanted to focus on guitar.
He played in cover bands and eventually teamed with the other future members of Blackberry Smoke, including Richard and Brit Turner, Paul Jackson and Brandon Still. They were together in the backing band of another musician, Starr said.
"I think we just all got sick of being in his band and wanted to be in our own band," said Starr. "So we fired him from his own band. We started playing songs we had written, that he never wanted to hear."
As Blackberry Smoke, Starr and his bandmates got their big break when fellow Atlanta resident Jesse James Dupree of the band Jackyl took an interest in them.
He took us on tour with him and gave us studio time to make an album," said Starr.
Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie ..., 18 Oct 2013 [cached]
Blackberry Smoke frontman Charlie Starr on the Marshall Tucker Band
When I recently spoke by phone with Blackberry Smoke lead vocalist and guitarist Charlie Starr, much of the conversation revolved around Spartanburg's most famous southern rock export, the Marshall Tucker Band.
"Like so many other people my age, obviously, the radio hits were what I heard first," Starr said of his initial exposure to the Marshall Tucker Band.
He then proceeded to tell a story that revealed just how excited he can get when sharing the depth of the Marshall Tucker Band's musical vision with others.
"I've got a friend from Los Angeles who came down and stayed with me for a couple of days at my house here in Georgia," Starr said.
I later mentioned to Starr that I had enjoyed watching YouTube clips of Blackberry Smoke covering the Marshall Tucker Band's "Take the Highway. To view one of the clips, click here.
Starr replied, "Yeah, man, we've done that several times here and there.
Before our conversation ended, Starr shared a somewhat humorous anecdote about an experience that Blackberry Smoke had with the Marshall Tucker Band.
"The last time we played with Tucker was, I think, in upstate New York," Starr said.
Categories:Country, Jam, Rock 'n' roll, Southern rock, Uncategorized | Tags:Blackberry Smoke, Blind Horse Saloon, Charlie Starr, Doug Gray, Justin McCorkle, Marshall Tucker Band, Southern Boys Band
North Shore 104.9FM Radio - HomePage, 21 Mar 2006 [cached]
Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr on Working With Springsteen Producer Weekend Rock Question: What's the Funniest Movie of the 2000s?
"We were like, 'Well, hell, let's ..., 11 May 2015 [cached]
"We were like, 'Well, hell, let's just film another show,'" lead singer Charlie Starr revealed of the DVD.
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