Friday, October 14, 2005

Daniels still full of the devil

Northwest Indiana News: nwitimes.com: "Daniels still full of the devil:
Country rock cowboy to get down in Mokena tonight

BY TOM LOUNGES
Times Correspondent

This story ran on nwitimes.com on Friday, October 14, 2005 12:48 AM CDT

Two weeks from today, Charlie Daniels will turn 69 years old, but the country rock cowboy's enthusiasm for living and the energy level at which he still operates belies that fact.

With the exception of 1984 and 1986, Daniels has released at least one new album each year since his self-named debut LP hit retail racks back in 1971.

His latest being 'Songs From The Longleaf Pines.' a collection of Southern gospel bluegrass songs performed with special guests like Earl Scruggs, Ricky Skaggs and The Whites.

'I'm not sure what happened those years,' Daniels laughed in retrospect of the holes in his mid-'80s catalog. 'I guess I must've been on the road more those years.'

The road has been and remains a highlight of the big man's life.

'We do about 150 dates a year,' he says of his self-named, long-running Charlie Daniels Band. One of those dates for 2005 happens tonight at The Pearl Room in Mokena.

Next month, the CDB will issue their first live concert DVD. Aptly titled 'LIVE!' the show was shot on the Fourth of of July this summer on the Riverfront in Nashville before an audience of 100,000-plus."

This is a great article about Charlie - well written and full of information. Check out the full article!

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