Wes Charlton

A semi-finalist in the 2005 International Songwriting Competition, this singer/songwriter from Virginia integrates his Americana roots with modern themes to create a poetic and at times haunting vision of relationships, the struggle to find yourself, and the pursuit of the “Promised Land”. Opening for artists like Tim Easton, Stephen Bruton, Michelle Shocked, Pat McGee Band, and Virginia Coalition, Wes plays to enthusiastic audiences everywhere. Past conference showcases include the Midwest Music Summit in Indianapolis and Americana Music Conference in Nashville. He was featured as the guest artist at NY Film Academy’s summer music video workshop, and was asked to complete a publisher-sanctioned recording project for Arc Music Group of some industry promos for John Lee Hooker and Sonny Boy Williamson. With proficiency on a variety of instruments, Wes blends his musicianship with sophisticated lyrics to paint a profound portrait of growing up in rural America, while maintaining a connection to contemporary youth through driving rhythms, electric guitar and the exploration of found-sounds. 






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  • Tuesday 6 February 2018   The Basement, Nashville, TN, US


  • Saturday 18 November 2017      Poe's Pub, Richmond, VA, US




  • Friday 11 August 2017      Poe's Pub, Richmond, VA, US


  • Sunday 02 July 2017          Black Cat, Washington, DC, US


  • Friday 30 June 2017           Savannah Joe's, Kilmarnock, VA, US




  • Tuesday 23 May 2017        The Basement, Nashville, TN, US