Charles Wesley Godwin • The Morning Bird
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West Virginia is far more than meets the eye. A native of Morgantown, singer-songwriter Charles Wesley Godwin paints a rich and honest portrayal of his homeland and its people with his debut album. Seneca is a moving snapshot of his 26 years of life and well-soiled roots in the Appalachian hills, a backdrop that has given birth to some of the most intelligent and hard-working people in the country.
When you partake in his gripping storytelling, it comes as no surprise that Godwin’s shared bills with the likes of Shooter Jennings, Tyler Childers, Colter Wall, Luke Combs, Aaron Watson, David Allan Coe, Sundy Best, Waymore’s Outlaws and Nicholas Jamerson. Godwin is truly at home on stage and alongside like-minded musicians who go against the grain and shake up the status quo.
“This album will give people a really good look into what it’s like culturally in Appalachia. People have a way-off view from the outside of what we’re all about, what our priorities are and how smart we are,” says Godwin. The record is steeped to perfection in gentle mountain streams and a way of living that is surprisingly universal. Through earnest, sinewy craftsmanship, he mitigates the stereotypes that plague the state and reconfigures expectations.
The Morning Bird
The Morning Bird will release their debut EP entitled “Lonesome Leaving Sound” independently on Friday July 12, 2019 on all major streaming services in addition to physical CD’s available at concerts and through the band’s website. The album was recorded and mixed with Terry Geer at Apparatus CLE in Cleveland, Ohio and mastered with Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio in Cleveland, Ohio.
The album features a collection of five songs that are an exploration of soundscapes from folk, rock and country. The songs are all original compositions by the band’s singer Jeremy Taylor.
15711 Waterloo Rd
Cleveland, OH, 44110