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Charlie Shafter
    Thursday March 15, 2012 8:00pm - 8:40pm @ Skinny's Ballroom (115 San Jacinto Blvd. Austin, TX 78701)
    Sometimes you encounter a musical artist for a first time and find yourself
    experiencing a warm sense of déjà vu – not a feeling that you’ve heard it all before, but a
    feeling that you’ve reunited with a person you’ve known for ages, someone with whom
    you share a connection. That’s the vibe conjured up by Charlie Shafter, a young singer-
    songwriter with an old soul – and a knack for forging a connection with just about anyone
    who crosses paths with his songs.
    On his self-titled debut album, the 26-year-old Shafter weaves ten richly-toned
    tales that recall iconic writers such as Townes Van Zandt and Elliott Smith, songs that
    range into acoustic blues and the grittier side of country-rock on a panoramic trek through
    blue-highway Americana. Shafter doesn’t write songs that grab you by the lapel and
    shake you into listening; they’re more likely to throw an arm around you and whisper
    their way into your consciousness.

    Sometimes you encounter a musical artist for a first time and...

    Type Band, Official
    Hashtag #sxsw #CharlieShafter
    Tags 21+, Singer-Songwriter
    Website http://schedule.sxsw.com/2012/events/event_MS18625

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