Guitar hero Tracii Guns teams up with Nashville country rocker Charlie Bonnet III for new EP


Tennesee country rocker Charlie Bonnet III is set to release a new studio EP titled Sinner With A Song, on July 28th. After 8 solo albums and hundreds of live performances Charlie continues to bring his raw honesty to his music and it works, it works great!!

 “My stuff ain’t rocket science.  I’ve got a one, maybe two octave voice on a good day.  I know a few chords and can play a pretty decent blues guitar licks.  I’ve always been drawn to the storytelling of old country music, but I’ve never liked the over produced feel of it.  My personality leans towards more aggressive music, raw and with some attitude.  I like to rock out.”

Joining Charlie on this new EP is Los Angeles rocker Tracii Guns,  the Hollywood mainstay known for co-founding Guns N Roses, and later launching L.A. Guns into the mainstream. Charlie shares how Tracii teamed up with him on this EP,

 “I met Tracii a few years ago while doing another project, Late last year I hit him up to help me on this batch of songs, and fortunately it worked out.”   Guns originally signed on to mix and master the session, but didn’t stop there.  “Tracii actually plays B3 organ on the record.  He’s obviously famous for hard rock, but he’s done a lot of records that lean to more of a classic 70’s sound.  I told him what my vision was and he knew exactly what to do.  He really shaped the overall tone of the record and took it to another level.”  The result is Sinner With A Song, a 6 song slab of roots rock glory that is part Steve Earle and part Black Crowes, with a touch of 70’s era Aerosmith thrown in for good measure.  “We set out to make this thing vintage sounding.  We didn’t play to a click track.  There’s no pitch correcting on the voice.  It’s just raw and real.  Mic the room up and go for it.  Overdub a vocal and throw a guitar lead on it.  That formula worked for Skynyrd in 1975, so why wouldn’t it work for me?”

We look forward to the new EP, set for release on July 28th. You can catch Charlie out on tour with his power trio, The Folkin’ Gasholes. Make sure to visit the social media sites and stay up to date on the latest news.

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