Charlie Loesel is a versatile singer-songwriter with a country-blues voice and deft hand for the acoustic guitar. Loesel's debut CD, Westfalia, chronicles six years of travels across the states in a Volkswagen camper. Westfalia covers a lot of American ground. Blues. Folk. Country. A craftsman at heart, Loesel ties it all together in songs about loving, drinking and dying.
Loesel developed his sound playing gigs around Traverse City, Austin, and Charlottesville. Starting out, he lived, camped and traveled in his Westfalia. The van was a songwriting retreat that carried Loesel on several trips across the United States. As a solo performer, Loesel mixed his upbeat originals with the cover material he was performing.
During an extended stay in Nashville, Loesel recorded his songs. The experience turned his focus from guitar to songwriting. Looking for a place to write away from the music business, Loesel moved to Seattle.
Loesel spent two years developing his material before hiring a studio band to record Westfalia. The project was mixed in NYC with an all-star lineup of sidemen to fill out the arrangements. The CD was independently released in May 2010 through Incochee Trail Music. Loesel tours and performs regularly in Seattle.
Empty Sea Studios
6300 Phinney Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103