This country-folk duo take what is seemingly simple and turn it into musical magic with compelling lyrics and intuitive musicianship, not to mention great style and tonality. Matty Charles was at the forefront of the old-time & folk music resurgence that began in Brooklyn, NY in the early 2000’s. Who recently the duo Matty Charles and Katie Rose of Portland, Oregon has seen action know that they have a solid hanging ingot traditional country music. That is evident in the sphere of their debut album 'Catching arrows', although the music is partly filled in by the duo without further help - Matty on acoustic guitar and vocals and Katie on vocals alone. On most songs there is help of electric guitar, mandolin, fiddle, bass, drums and shaker. The twelve songs were all written by Matty, which proves that he is a gifted songwriter. Katie wrote only bring in 'Julia'. The pleasant laid back atmosphere of the CD is for me very well received, harmony vocals also. Sweet, quiet, pleasant, subtle. My favorite is the unadulterated country song "One hundred years" in which most instruments can be heard and the fiddle next to an electric guitar country plays an important role. Great waltz "Hey, pretty birds 'and the funny closer' I belong to heaven (and the World belongs to me)" may be there. Matty has a weakness for women, at least female names, witness song titles like 'Julia' and 'Maryanne'.
Tracklist: 1. What I Want 3:36 2. Julia 4:12 3. Steady & True 3:18 4. Maryanne 3:43 5. Hey Pretty Birds 3:53 6. One Hundred Years 2:58 7. Where They're Gonna Bury Me 4:14 8. Glorieta 3:33 9. Standin' On The Corner 3:16 10. Long Gone 3:15 11. Stars That Shine 4:08 12. I Belong To Heaven 3:09