A sound as unique as anybody in the business, and yet, it harkens back to the familiar days of old. Cohesive but eclectic, Charley will give you a little bit of country, a little bit of blues, soul, some Cajun influence, Tejano, and everything in between.
Released in 1974, “I Can Help” was the debut single from Swan, who prior to that had written songs for Conway Twitty, Mel Tillis, Waylon Jennings and more. He also played bass on the road with Kris Kristofferson.
And while Swan did have a number of radio singles, “I Can Help” was really the only big hit of his career. It’s been covered Elvis, Aaron Tippin, The Replacements, and now Charley, who does it as well as anybody.
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