Charles Ellsworth, the southwest born and raised Brooklyn transplant escaped the harsh NYC winter to return to his roots in Arizona and record his first release since his 2015 Wildcat Chuck Charles EP. Ellsworth teamed up with producer Bob Hoag (Courtney Marie Andrews, The Format, Gin Blossoms) and the result is Cesaréa. This new record stands on the shoulders of the folk/alt-country/Americana sound that Charles has become known for, while thoroughly exploring different areas of the psychedelic and post punk worlds he has only flirted with in the past. Cesaréa is set to be released on Burro Borracho Records on May 26, 2017.
The first single titled "50 Cent Smile" was inspired by John Steinbeck's East of Eden and features the talents of Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case, Calexico, Jakob Dylan) on pedal steel. "50 Cent Smile" is available to stream on Spotify or as a digital download with a preorder of Cesaréa. Pre-Orders for the album are available for Vinyl/CD/Digital formats through the official Charles Ellsworth website as well as iTunes and Amazon.
Born and raised in the White Mountains of Arizona, Charles is no stranger to the struggles of the working class men and women who populate his songs. Much of his adult life has been spent on the road, always with a guitar in arms reach, talking his way onto bar stages and out of traffic tickets. He's taken to heart the advice of Roberto Bolano, "Make new sensations appear…subvert daily life…give it all up again," an author who has heavily influenced Charles's work and who created the character that the album is titled after. Ellsworth's songs wind down a familiar highway, a road more traveled but less explored. His vivid lyrics and near-familiar melodies weave to tell stories of heartbreak and loneliness while shining a light on the perseverance of the human spirit.