Charlie recently chatted with the fine folks of Relix Magazine
. Find out what he had to say about recording The Whippoorwill
"Don’t expect Charlie Starr, frontman of Blackberry Smoke, to cut his hair anytime soon. Although Starr might not fight lions—as Samson did when he lost his strength after his hair was cut according to the Bible—he and his bandmates have battled for years to rise through the musical ranks. So the hair thing, well, why take chances?
“That one guy has his hair cut,” says Starr. “And we know how that turned out.”
After more than 12 years of bumping along back roads and highways and playing 250 gigs annually, Blackberry Smoke has gained some musical traction. In the early days, Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top and Kid Rock were names on their iPod playlists. Now, members of those bands are among the friends and fans of Blackberry Smoke. The band, which took its name from a suggestion by The Black Crowes’ Chris Robinson, is touring behind its new album The Whippoorwill
—their first for Zac Brown’s Southern Ground label—and the buzz is good."
Read the rest of Charlie's interview HERE.Watch
the guys perform "Everybody Knows She's Mine" from the Relix offices in NYC: