Singer, Songwriter, International Performer with 3 UK tours under his belt, Guitarist, One-Man Band, Bard of the Great Plains, Emissary of The Prairie. Charlie plays a mix of originals and puts his own twist on well-known songs that will sometimes bring a tear to your eye and sometimes get your feet stomping. A consummate entertainer, Charlie’s motto is have a good time every time. Charlie has been making his living playing music for over 30 years. You may be familiar with his work with the Irish folk group Ring of Kerry. He also is associated with his own group The Healers, Kurt “Lightning” Rodman, and Tommy Vee, among others. He has recorded 7 Cds/records with such greats as Sam Bush, Michael Bland among others, 6 of which are still in print.
Highly influenced by the storytelling of Texas songwriters and his past efforts have likened him to Jerry Jeff Walker, Guy Clark, Townes VanZant and others in that tradition. It wasn’t until he joined the Celtic band 3 years ago that he immersed himself in the musical traditions of the British Isles. Charlie’s last record ‘Broken Ground’ went to #6 on the Euro Americana charts and garnered him two European tours and both times it brought him to the highlands of Scotland. There are two traditional Celtic songs ‘Wild Mountain Thyme’ and ‘Jolly Bold Robber’
“story telling of the highest order, Charlie Roth is a name to remember” Ralph McLean show BBC in Northern Ireland
“He has an honesty to his voice, a been-there, lived-it nous that lends his tales credibility and raises his music up a notch or three” Americana UK on Charlie Roth http://www.americana-uk.com/reviews-cd-live/latest-cd-reviews/item/charlie-roth