For its fourth album, Charmed & Dangerous, the Milwaukee-based quintet joined forces with Blind Pig Records, one of the world’s premiere blues labels. Produced by multi-Grammy-winner Tom Hambridge, the 13 tracks of original, contemporary blues prove worthy of the recent groundswell of acclaim. American Blues Scene proclaimed the album, “will be making huge waves… one of the year’s best!” The title track hit #1 on the Roots Music Report Blues Chart, is in regular rotation on SiriusXM’s Bluesville, and won “Song of the Year” at the 2018 Wisconsin Music Awards. The band was nominated for a prestigious Blues Music Award in the category of “Best Emerging Artist Album,” and recently won its second WAMI for “Blues Artist of the Year.” It’s 2014 album, Cryin’ Mercy, also won “Best Self-Released Album” at the International Blues Challenge.
Abu-Absi has gathered a large, revolving collective of some of Chicago’s most talented musicians; lively percussion, eclectic instrumentation, and rich harmonies all provide the backdrop, allowing Charlie to do what he does best – stunning guitar work, tapping into what seems a limitless supply of energy and enthusiasm for music.
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Schneider and his fans have taken over the country music conversation digitally, with a rapidly growing 57 million total streams on Spotify and 32 million video views. His current radio single, “How Does It Sound,” is nearing 13 million streams, evidencing the consumer demand for the track. Each release finds Schneider surpassing his peers and connecting with his listeners in a meaningful way, strengthening the foundation he has been building for years.