Aubrey Haddard - Charley
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posted 17 Aug 2018 by Krister Axel
It is Blues, it is Soul, and it is the clear synergy of both a strong writer's point-of-view and a kickass backing band.

I struggle to reference anyone else who sounds this good fronting a three-piece band; I really can't find a reason why Aubrey Haddard doesn't deserve Band of Gypsies type credit at this point. It's a fantastic sound, it's her sound, and she does it with such a skeleton crew. You need to dig pretty far back to find that kind of soul power: until now I thought only someone like Bonnie Raitt can fill space like this.

I don't want to understate: Audrey Haddard is exactly the artist that the world needs right now - driven, authentic, unique, and possessing unquestionable pedigree. Her Tiny Desk entry for this year makes it clear: there is a lot to love. It is Blues, it is Soul, and it is the clear synergy of both a strong writer's point-of-view and a kickass backing band.

Aubrey Haddard is a Blues and Soul artist from New England. This song is featured on our Roots Collection playlist.

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist