A masterclass in Appalachian storytelling, How The Mighty Fall proves CWG to be a skilled wordsmith with a compelling, gritty delivery that is so captivating, you can’t help but be enthralled by every note.
One of the songs from the album is titled “Jesse,” which he wrote after seeing some spray-painted graffiti underneath a bridge while he was out on the run.
After reading the words “Are you thinking of me like I’m thinking of you?” under that bridge, Charles began to think about who could have written it – and why.
“I thought on those words the rest of my run and began to fantasize about who that might be about. Soon thereafter, ‘Jesse’ was started.”
And while I love the studio version, this acoustic version just hits a little different: