Goodwood Museum & Gardens, in conjunction with their friends at Aegis Business Technologies, are proud to bring you an evening of music, food, and fun with singer-songwriter, Charlie Mars. Join us on January 12th at 6pm as we gather for an intimate set of Charlie’s music and his stories of life, the road, love, and probably a great Jimmy Buffet story.
Mississippi-born singer/songwriter Charlie Mars is a country- and folk-inflected pop artist blessed with a warm vocal croon and a knack for crafting poignant, earthy songs. Born in 1974 in Laurel, Mississippi, Mars grew up listening to various styles of pop/rock, from Michael Jackson to the Violent Femmes. Just prior to his senior year of high school, Mars moved with his family to Jackson, Mississippi, where he attended Jackson Preparatory School and played in the band Adley Madidafus. After graduating high school in 1992, he attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. During this time, he began seriously pursuing a music career, often playing with fellow SMU student, singer/songwriter Jack Ingram. It was also while at SMU that Mars formed the Charlie Mars Band and released several albums, including 1995’s Broken Arrow, 1997’s Born & Razed, and 1999’s End of Romance.
Along with this early success came a hard-partying lifestyle and taste for alcohol that found him disbanding his group and entering rehab for a month. In 2001, looking to start fresh, Mars moved to Sweden where began writing new material. Re-energized, he returned to the United States where he spent time in Austin, Texas and eventually released his 2004 self-titled album on V2 Records. After settling in New York City in 2008, he began work on what would eventually become his “Texas Trilogy.” Recorded with producer Billy Harvey and a core group of musicians in Austin, the trilogy includes 2009’s Like a Bird, Like a Plane and 2012’s Blackberry Light. In 2014, Mars rounded out the trilogy with the release of his seventh studio album, the Harvey-produced Money. Charlie continues to record and play shows around the country and we are honored to have him in Tallahassee on his 2022 Winter Tour.
Goodwood is a 21-acre cultural landscape with 16 structures that reflect two centuries of history that is shared with visitors from across the country and around the world. As a museum without walls and a community greenspace, Goodwood shares history and arts through exhibits, performances, and educational programming. In April 2022, Goodwood began hosting monthly musical events to bring people together to enjoy music, food, and family-friendly games. The event has been embraced by community members of all ages and abilities who, after months of uncertainty, are looking for ways to celebrate the power of live music.
In 2022, Goodwood is elevating the music experiences with bigger and more diverse acts starting with Charlie Mars. On February 16th the Brazilian group Planeta Azul Samba Club will be celebrating the start of Carnaval month. Come on out and enjoy an evening (or two) with us!
Tickets available at the door or online: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/good-music-at-goodwood-with-charlie-mars-tickets-224341901667