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Charlie Mars

Charlie Mars - FUV Live - 2014

by Alisa Ali

This modern troubadour from Mississippi has been making music since 1997. He takes a minimalist approach to his songs, stripping back any unnecessary sounds and getting right to the heart of the matter with his thoughtful lyrics and expressive voice. Mars explains his approach by saying, “I want to write records that are handwritten letters, not emails. I want to be a part of people making music and connecting, not computer tricks.” Charlie's new album, The Money, is out today and we’ll hear my conversation with him and some live performances of the new material on this episode of FUV Live.

Charlie Mars - Words and Music - 2012

by Rita Houston

Mississippi's own soulful rocker, Charlie Mars, has been taking the long view in his career, and it shows. The songwriter and guitarist unveils a gorgeously-evolved sound on his sixth album, Blackberry Light, and he joined me in Studio A to perform a few of the songs live. 

Charlie Mars - Words and Music - 2009

by Alisa Ali
Photo by Danny Clinch
Charlie Mars' fifth album 'Like a Bird, Like A Plane,' has recently been released, and the Mississippi-originated singer-songwriter stopped in for an acoustic performance and conversation with Alisa Ali over at FUV's studio A. He talked about the constant touring of his early days, and how it wasn't till he struck a jackpot--not on tour--but at a casino that he was able to find some time to focus more on his songwriting and the direction of his sound. (6/24/09)