Reeve Coobs is a singer-songwriter from the south – specifically, from Charlotte, North Carolina. She creatively blends folk, pop, country, and rock into an original sound of her own. Her lyrics are smart and real, and her voice is rich and haunting and leaves you wanting more. Reeve's songs can sometimes be uncomfortably honest, but that is what makes her such a moving performer. She has a very powerful voice but unlike most voices you hear today, Reeve knows when to keep it soft and light. Her thoughtful lyrics and voice joined with her tasteful guitar playing makes for an extremely rare talent. In 2005 Reeve won the Creative Loafing of Charlotte Reader’s Pick award for Best Female Vocalist.

The daughter of guitar maker Jack Coobs and ever-lovin' music fan Caydea, Reeve grew up immersed in music. She started singing around the age of three and performing on stage a few years later. In high school she joined the ecumenical touring show choir, The New Vibrations. They toured all around The Carolinas and also as far as Texas, Florida, Chicago, and New York. She and a few other "New Vibes" members formed the band Exit Up which she played with until she moved away for college. She went to King College in Bristol, TN on a vocal scholarship. She started writing more and more and playing with friends at local coffee shops. She began to fall in love with the idea of becoming a "real" singer-songwriter.

Charlie King

Charlie King writes songs that entice, calling listeners to think, to dance, to see. In his years of writing, both in bands and alone with an acoustic guitar, King’s music has taken many different forms, ranging from overdriven garage rock to vulnerable and simplified acoustic material. Having honed in on his sound, however, King unveiled his self-released debut EP entitled ‘I Am Here’ on October 1st, 2013. It is a record that “wades through the waters of love and trust, recognizing the ebbs and flows of each, and the tight web that connects the two.” With the contributions of fellow North Carolina musicians Matt Padgett (of Flagship) and Daniel Flynn (of The New Familiars), among others, the 7-track EP strikes an intriguing balance between the crisp bite of acoustic instrumentation and electrically generated atmospheric elements, bearing an acoustic guitar, banjo, and a delay-heavy electric guitar on tracks like ‘Measure Your Worth.’ The record even achieves a humid sound on ‘Summer Night’ through the orchestration of a dampened drum kit, guitar pads, and jazz trumpet. The timbre and instrumentation of each track may draw an audience, but it is the strength of melody and lyricism that keeps one listening again and again, with each line of text seeming natural and conversational, but also as if it was attained through labor. When asked what he wants his music to be, King simply answers “honest.” And as one fan puts it, Charlie King’s music is “relatable, enticing and transparent. The lyrics speak of life in a way that we can all relate and brings truth into perspective.”

King was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2009, he moved to Chapel Hill to obtain his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, graduating with a B.A. in Music in 2013. Though his love for songwriting began at the age of 13 when he joined his first band, it was in his college years that King developed a passion for more than simply attaching words to a melody and a chord progression; he discovered a love of composition, learning to very carefully, purposefully, and creatively set multiple moving parts in place to be received as one. After graduating, he married Ashley, his middle-school sweetheart, and moved back to Charlotte, where the two of them now live with their puppy, Sutton.

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Reeve with Charlie King

Thursday, January 30 · Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM at The Evening Muse