Charlie Karp, Back To You,
was released June 7, 2019
on Red Parlor Records. www.redparlor.com

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REVIEWS

Charlie Karp was an enduring and soulful guitarist. He was Buddy Miles’ guitarist throughout his Them Changes period opening for Hendrix on the road… The music on Back To You is bulletproof. Each song is as tight and well executed as the last. Sounding effortlessly loose and fluid, the music belies the depth of feel and emotive sensitivity required to perform at such an organic and professional level. The musicians are a who’s who of side men and women culled from some of the most elite bands around including Johnny Winter’s former crew and the SNL band.” - Bucky O’Hare

Blues Blast Magazine

The more I played it, the more attractive it became and it is now one of my favorite releases of this year.” - Paul Mooney

— Blues & Rhythm Magazine, Scotland

On Charlie Karp's new solo album it’s quickly obvious he’s always gone for the deepest center of a song, whether he wrote it or not, and has a beautiful way of stripping sounds to their core and letting them glow. It’s almost uncanny how moving whatever he touches turns out.” - Bill Bentley

— Americana Highways

Karp was above all an excellent guitarist & composer, a creator of atmospheres at ease in soul blues, soaring country rock and funky blues rock. Back To You is a poignant disc whose diffused nostalgia embraces the listener a little more with each listening.” - Soul Bag

— France

Karp first emerged with the Buddy Miles Express in the early 70’s and later formed the bands White Chocolate and Slo Leak. This album, completed shortly before his death in 2019, serves as a valedictory. It showcases Karp’s weathered voice and instrumental talents as a soloist and accompanist.”

— Vintage Guitar Magazine

With the album, Back To You Charlie Karp gave us an impressive farewell…. The highlights include up-tempo rocking The Blame on which Karp receives vocal assistance from Rafe Klein (also on electric guitar), Without You - another beautiful soul ballad, and the guest vocals of Christine Oilman on the soul-soaked, Sure Thing are beautiful.” - Blues Magazine

— Netherlands