Charlie Ray & Linda Washington

Charlie Ray & Linda Washington

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Country - Alternative | Victorville, California, United States
Total Song Plays: 421   
Member Since: 2003
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Let It Burn

Our 1st CD. The standout tracks are Let It Burn, Lemme Play Guitar! and Back Of His Hand.

Suburban Legend

Suburban Legend is the second album by Charlie Ray & Linda Washington. Here's quick run-down of the tracks:

SEVEN DEADLY SINS: An...

Suburban Legend

Country - Alternative

Suburban Legend is the second album by Charlie Ray & Linda Washington. Here's quick run-down of the tracks: SEVEN DEADLY SINS: An uptempo country-rocker. The chord riff is stolen from the Flying Burrito Brothers' "Christine's Tune" THESE FOUR WALLS: A romantic tune with a "Garden Party" feel. Written for my wife and our wedding anniversary. 18 MILES FROM HER MEMORY: It's a lost-love story song -- with a little twist in the final verse . . . UNSAFE HEART: A traditional country weeper, composed at 2AM. Sometimes there's just no sleeping until you get 'em out. DANCE WITH THE DEVIL: The music and the chorus lyrics are mine, but the verses are a poem by Bonnie Parker of Bonnie & Clyde. When she wasn't killing people she wrote poetry. Nice girl. LET IT BE ME: The Everly Brothers tune, featuring some tasty steel guitar. The only cover tune, this is a staple of our live performances. ROSES IN THE FIRE: A moody country rocker, and a cheatin' song too. The lyrics were inspired by Gram Parsons' "We'll Sweep Out The Ashes". SUBURBAN COWBOY: A pop-country stomper written on the back patio with a buddy, Dexter Carlson. Dex handles all the vocals on the track. LET'S TALK ABOUT US. Linda solos on this "bimbo-in-a-bar" tune. It's last call for alcohol . . . and you're buying, Big-boy. MY FAVORITE WORD FOR BROKEN HEART (IS YOU): Inspired by Dwight Yoakam. I could hear him singing it in my head when I wrote it. And if I could hear him sing it on the radio I'd be in much better financial shape. WAYWARD ANGEL: My favorite track on the album -- three-part harmony; a bittersweet, nostalgic lyric, and a beautiful organ track by Dave Zierenberg. Sometimes everything just falls into place. Sometimes. AN ANGEL GRIEVES AGAIN: My tribute to Gram Parsons. GP fans should catch references to his band, two albums titles and other Gram-a-bilia hidden in the lyric. Written after a trip to Joshua Tree, CA. And my first attempt at playing lap-steel.

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