Charles Wesley Godwinrecorded his recent major label debut album Family Ties at Echo Mountain in Asheville, North Carolina, and has been putting out some awesome, live performances over the last several months from inside the studio that are incredible.
And today, he put out one of “The Flood,” which he previously teased on Instagram at the beginning of this year:
He says the story was inspired by a story about his mom driving over a broken bridge to get home during the devastating floods, known as the Killer Floods or the Election Day Floods, that hit his home state of West Virginia in 1985.
Charles’ haunting vocals of course make the song feel even more authentic and heavy than it already is, and per the usual, he tells a true story of life in Appalachia that makes the region so unique and special, and helps keep the great country music from artists like him flowing.
And seeing him perform live with his entire band, who are each incredibly talented musicians in their own right, takes it up a whole other notch and gives it an even more brooding, suspenseful feel.
I’ve said it before and I’m convinced and more with each of these videos, we need CWG to put out a live album with these recordings too…