Don’t expect Charlie Pierce to extinguish the flames, buddy. It’s all about the intensity, every step of the way. The front man and pianist for local band Choctaw Wildfire wields the power of a mighty honky-tonk boogie that will rattle the floor boards of any juke joint on earth. Then, there’s the other side of the coin, just as intense, but able to pierce the soul with the most heartbreaking of ballads. The latter is what the gents are delivering on their new album, Nowhere, with all the rustic beauty and soul of classic country jams. This album’s the one to take on the road with you.
Don’t miss Choctaw Wildfire at their release show tonight at Stay Gold, 1910 E. Cesar Chavez. It’s the perfect room to hear all the new tunes. Recommended.
– Photo courtesy of the artist.