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Charles Law and Jagged

           2012 International Songwriter & 2009 Mavric Awards Nominee

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Choices

 

Santa Paula

Corrupted Sophistication

That's Why

 

 

Jan 24- Agricultural Museum-Santa Paula

Oct 27-Firestone's 805 Music Series - Garman's Pub, Santa Paula, 4-7pm

Aug 14-Bombay's Ventura with Tommy Marsh and Bad Dog

Aug 3-The Kitchen, Oxnard / No Cover Magazine Party, 10:15pm

July 26-Citrus Classic Balloon Festival, 5pm

June 30-Pierpont Inn, Ventura, 1:00pm

June 29- The Kitchen, Oxnard 8:15pm

June 15- Ventura, CA, Roadshow Revival - A Tribute to Johnny Cash

June 11 - Museum of Ventura County screening of Charles Law and Jagged music video "Corin", directed by Russell Kostner

May 14 - NYC, NY, Bowery Electric, 7pm

May 11 - Chattanooga, TN - Barking Legs Theatre, 8pm

March 30 - 1880 Art Gallery, Ventura 6-9pm

March 29 - Ventura, CA, Amigo's,  9:00-11:30pm

March 23 - Ventura, CA, Pacific View Mall,  4:00-6:00pm

March 15-16 - Austin, TX, SXSW

March 10  - Ventura, CA, The Tavern, 4:30-7:30pm, CD Release Party

Amazing musicianship and clever songcraft brings Charles Law acclaim from fans, radio DJs  and press.   ***   NEW RELEASE    ***  "CHOICES" out Feb 14, 2013 ***  "SANTA PAULA" digital single "  ***

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSIC RELEASES

CHOICES
Third release
Release date: February 14, 2013
Label: AFIRMRecords
Produced by Christine Ellis

Stevie DiStanislao - drums

Christine Ellis  - bass
Greg Godfrey - keys

Bruce Lett - bowed & upright bass

Tim GIbson  - bass
Kevin McCormick - bass

Robert Rachelli - drums

Jeff Scott Evans  - backing vocals
Ken Eros - backing vocals

Chris Hendrich - preproduction grooves

Delaney Gibson - duet vocals
Amanda Peacock - photography
SANTA PAULA
Single
Release date: February 28, 2012
Label: AFIRMRecords
Produced by Christine Ellis
CORRUPTED SOPHISTICATION
Second release
Release date: January 15, 2003
Label: AFIRM Records
Produced by Christine Ellis
Bradley Buley - drums
Jeff Scott Evans - backing vocals
Lauren Evans - backing vocals

Jim Christie - drums

David Bianco - mix
Julie Christensen  - backing vocals
Johnny Dickenson - banjo
Dave Stewart - drums
Nathanial Morgan - saxophone
Suzanne Paris - backing vocals

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great quality, great sound, great stuff” Ross Emery, Raging Arb & The Redheads

"Beyond loving the sound here, the melody is good and the musicianship / production is exceptional. Very creative with a definite adventurous vision involved" Taxi

A 2012 International Songwriter and 2009 MAVRIC Music Awards nominee, Charles Law performs his own brand of "California outlaw" music and writes for others. Charismatic stage presence, clever alternative/country songcrafting and a crazy hand-slapping guitar technique make Charles Law and Jagged unique.


Charles' songs have spun nationwide on NPR & CMJ radio stations and went to #1 in Brooklyn, NY, #3 in Whittier, CA and #6 in New Hampshire.

Performances at San Francisco's Union Square, SXSW, Citrus Festival, Balloon Festival, Burning Man and Ventura Theatre opening for Neville Brothers are highlights for this hard-working songwriter whose consistent performances have garnered enthusiasm of fans, local DJs and press.

The buzz started with Charles' unique guitar spanking technique, reminiscent of Michael Hedges. Charles Law and his band Jagged became favorites of local radio station show 95.9 Octopus Rock Revolution, and soon were teaming up with 95.1 KBBY's club promotion of 'The Drink'. Noted veteran musicians began flocking to Charles' performances to sit in and jam a tune or two. Steve DiStanislao (David Crosby, CPR, David Gilmour), Christine Ellis (Martha Davis/Motels), Jimi Christie (Lucinda Williams), Julie Christensen (k.d.lang), keyboardist Tilford Jackson & producer David Bianco have recorded or played shows with Charles Law.

"Corrupted Sophistication", Charles' 2nd release (2003) went to national radio, spinning on college/CMJ, NPR, internet & community radio stations and went to #1 in Brooklyn, NY, #3 in Whittier, CA and #6 in New Hampshire. Charles Law and Jagged's song "Darlin'" was also included on CMJ's "Certain Damage" nationwide in-store compilation CD alongside Elvis Costello, Cassandra Brown and Massive Attack.

"Choices", Charles' latest release (2013) includes guest artists Kevin McCormick (Jackson Browne, Melissa Etheridge, David Crosby) on bass and Stevie DiStanislao (David Crosby, David Gilmour) on drums, and a duet with Delaney Gibson.

 

VIDEOS

The Charles Law Band video "Corin", directed by Russell Kostner, was premiered at the Hollywood International Student Film Festival.

    

BIO

CHARLES LAW | Singer / Songwriter / Guitars

At 13 years old, Charles would sneak into his neighbor's house to play guitar. Charles received his own guitar after agreeing to play Johnny Cash songs for his family. By 15 years of age, Charles was playing latin-style jams with the Latino 13th Street boys in Santa Paula, California. Charles is an accomplished singer/songwriter and an exciting acoustic guitar performer. In addition to the reputation for his intense vocals, guitar slapping technique and screaming electric guitar leads in his former rock band "Zero Discipline," Charles also plays a variety of stringed and percussive instruments.

MEDIA

 

 

 

 

"NO COVER MAGAZINE" cover

 

KVTA "805 With Tom and Sandy"

 

BuzzRadio Interview

 

Museum of Ventura County screening of "Corin"

 

VCBuzz "Musician Of The Week" April 26, 2013

 

"Corrupted Sophistication", Charles' 2nd release went to national radio, spinning nationwide on college, NPR, internet & community radio stations and went to #1 in Brooklyn, NY, #3 in Whittier, CA and #6 in New Hampshire.

 

RADIO CHARTS click here nationwide CMJ radio

 

MTV  "Made" Season 3, Modern Dance Barking Legs Theatre - background music

 

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERED AT HOLLYWOOD INTL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
"Corin" was premiered at the Hollywood International Student Film Festival. A panel about the video was featured and director Russell Kostner answered questions. Russell says "'Corin was well received and really stood out, it got a great audience response".

 

PRESS

"Choices ... rockin' new CD" Mark Wycoff, Ventura County Star

 

"Artist of the Week - April 28, 2013" - VCBuzz Magazine

 

After Dark, "Highly Recommend" - VCReporter

 

"Soulful rock to melodic funk, a percussion genius and natural 'funkstress' bass that dabbles in soothing bass lines - 'soul-rock" Boris Federov, KSCU 103.3FM, Santa Clara

 

"Singer-songwriter-guitarist Law is best known for his intense vocals and tendency to unmercifully assault his acoustic guitar ... sounds better than the usual bar fare." Matthew Singer, The Reporter

 

"Monster sexy"   April Theriault, Green Man

 

CMJ Certain Damage Radio / In-Store Play compilation with Charles Law and Jagged, Massive Attack, Elvis Costello, Cassandra Brown, CrankCaller, volume 128

 

Really liked the CD - has a "Days of the New" feel with mainstream lyrics. Bass is fluid and punchy.  No picks, cool. Charles has much emotion in both lyrics and voice - drummer plays tastefully - bright, staccato, never overplaying. The overall production quality is great - a nice blend. This band has potential" - AJ Von Wolfe, Grey Wolfe Productions

 

"Imagine the acoustic funk of Dave Matthews combined with the raw vocal energy of The Man In Black himself, Johnny Cash. Now throw in some kickass bass riffs (female bass players rule!),  slammin'  drum licks, and a "monster sexy" (April Theriault, Green Man) guitarist who switches between Jimi Hendrix-style electric guitar and a merciless assault of slapping the freakin' sh*t out of his poor ol' battered Martin acoustic -- tuned way down below buffalo hell -- and you'll start to get the idea. Just listen to the album and see what I mean!" Ken Eros

 

"Jagged and Corrupted - a reputation for acoustic guitar slapping, Charles has developed a reputation for the manner in which he slaps his acoustic guitar"  The VC Star

 

"Hot tickets"  Bill Locey, Los Angeles Times