Nominated "Best Folk" by the
Orange County Music Awards 2005
Charlene Johnson, "View From My Room" (Chaortic Music) -Blending alt-country, pop and folk with an ease that defies cliché, singer-songwriter Charlene Johnson's "View From My Room" is a 10-song disc that richly explores love, loss and anger in lyrical and musical layers almost as large as life itself.
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Love Music in that order...
"Charlene Johnson has seemingly approached things backward, at least when it comes to forging a musical career."
ROBERT KINSLER - Orange County Register
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I love the CD...Great stuff - Charlene's voice is beautiful, and the music has a good folk feel with a little bit of an edge to keep it honest. Very impressed! The cover of "Border Radio" is almost too beautiful to listen to. Great selection....listened to it all the way down to NY...
What people are saying about "View From My Room"......
I wanted to drop you a line to tell you how much I like your cd. You have one of the most beautiful & unusual voices I've heard. I esp. like Invisible & listened to it all the way down to NY.
Beautiful......Beautiful CD. From the gorgeous artwork to the top-notch writing and production, it's clearly a labor of love. I was particularly taken by "Laughing" and "Song I Sing." And of course, your soft-and-warm-as-cashmere voice.
I absolutely love your new CD!.....I listened to it and had it on repeat for about 4 hours. I can feel you pouring out your heartaches and joys in each song. Great Job. My favorite song is Blossom.
Have been a huge fan of your Rock, Country & Folk sound from your earlier days and since your first CD, "Blossom". I love all your music. Your songs are inspiring, very well written, and from the heart. Your voice, Charlene, is pure and comforting. Can't get enough of "laughing", off your "View from my room" CD....what a huge hit! Keep the music coming....you are extremely talented and wish you much success. Congratulations on your Orange County Award nomination!
An intuitive, sweet, natural, artistic talent....It was an honor to work with Charlene on this album. She's one of those artists that is beautiful inside and out. We had a great time arranging and drawing out the pure essences of these heartfelt songs. It all came very spontaneously and naturally. Track #6 "Song I Sing" is my personal favorite.
I have been waiting for something this good for A LONG time!!!
this cd reminds me of past folk heroes like joni mitchell or rickie lee jones.