Brooklyn transplant Charles Ellsworth escaped the harsh New York City winter to return to his roots in Arizona and record his new album, Cesaréa, set for release on May 26th via Burro Borracho Records.
Ellsworth joined forces with producer Bob Hoag (Courtney Marie Andrews, The Format, Gin Blossoms) to create Cesaréa, which embodies his signature country-Americana sound, yet pushes those boundaries into the psychedelic and post punk worlds he has only flirted with in the past.
The first single, “50 Cent Smile,” inspired by John Steinbeck’s East of Eden, features the talents of Jon Rauhouse (Neko Case, Calexico, Jakob Dylan) on pedal steel. The song paints wide brush strokes of road-worn country color across a vast Americana canvas, making it all the more vividly scenic. Give it a spin: