PressLiving Blues Article February 2016
By Frank Matheis
The Blues salvaTion of Charlie sayles
One can romanticize and fictionalize the blues, turn it into fables and pretend like you know it, but like Son House sang about the shakin’ chills,
“. . . Unless you had ’em, you never will.”
Charlie Sayles has the real damned blues!
Don’t try to romanticize the life of an itinerant street busker to Charlie. Don’t moan to him about how your baby left you or that your Chevy is broke down. You better not tell Charlie about the blues because Charlie is the walking blues..."
Charlie Sayles Review Links on Fetal Records
"Charlie Sayles and the Blues Disciples is a raw intimate set of originals that should garner the Washington DC-based artist wider notice."
Living Blues, December 2015
"Charlie is an under-appreciated talent who bubbles beneath the mainstream, and this CD would be a worthy addition to any blues lover’s collection. "
Blues Blast Magazine, 11/7/2015
"One of the best blues albums in recent years"
"...these ten songs and that, in my less than humble opinion, makes Charlie Sayles good for you."
Blues Bunny, 6/24/2015