Charlie Daniels Announces Funky New Album, ‘Beau Weevils — Songs in the Key of E’
Charlie Daniels has more than 40 albums under his belt, and he'll return with another new project this fall. The country singer is set to release Beau Weevils - Songs in the Key of E on Oct. 26 and says the new music is a blend of "downhome, swampy rock meets funk with a little taste of Delta-type of style."
The 10-track album features Daniels on lead vocals, guitar and fiddle with James Stroud on drums and percussion, Billy Crain on guitar, and Charlie Hayward on bass. Daniels co-wrote all 10 of the songs on the project, while Stroud and Casey Wood produced, with Daniels' manager David Corlew serving as executive producer.
"Beau Weevils - Songs in the Key of E is the culmination of a long held desire of James Stroud and myself to do a project together," Daniels says. "We had worked together, with James in the capacity of producer, which had resulted in some of our most successful albums for the Charlie Daniels Band, but James is one of the finest and most soulful drummers in the business and I figured we could get together, musician to musician, and come up with something special. We just needed a vehicle in the form of songs that would fit the bill."
Daniels says the project started when he was fooling around on his guitar and came up with the opening riff of "Mudcat." "That song set the style for the rest of the songs I would write, that all lent themselves to being played in the key of E, hence the title," he adds.
Fans can pre-order the album via Amazon.
Charlie Daniels' Beau Weevils: Songs in the Key of E Track Listing:
1. "Geechi Geechi Ya Ya Blues"
2. "Bad Blood"
3. "Mexico Again"
4. "Louisiana Blues"
5. "Oh, Juanita"
6. "Smokey's Got Your Number"
8. "Everybody's Gotta Go Sometime"
9. "We'll All Have Some"
10. "How We Roll"
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