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Reckless Records in Chicago, IL
Flat Black & Circular in E. Lansing, MI
CD Warehouse in E. Lansing, MI

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charlie don't shake
Charlie Don't Shake are rock and roll fingerpainters. They take country blues and old school R&B songs and make grand messes with meandering guitars, 80's keyboards and space echo. The result is gritty, super-rhythmic music that demands to be part of your next sing-along.

Charlie Don't Shake was formed in 2004 by Craig Schmidt and Jeremy Whitwam. Together they wrote and - with help from scores of Lansing-and Chicago-based talent - recorded The South Will Take Your Blues Away, which was released in 2004. Craig and Jeremy have since recruited Andy LeRoy (drums) and Chris Muffet (bass) to bring their sounds to the masses in a town near you.

If you would like to contact the band please send an email to charliedontshake @ gmail.com
 
:live shows:
03.03.06 - Cal's Bar in Chicago, IL (RoundEye)
09.08.05 - The Sights @ The Temple Club in Lansing, MI (The Sights, The Minor Fall)
07.30.05 - Sound System Benefit @ Macs Bar in Lansing, MI (Calliope, The Fuzz)
07.02.05 - Kellys Riverside in Marshall, MI (100 Watt Head, Hugh Jorgan Luau Band)
06.25.05 - Shenanigans in Parma, MI (Hugh Jorgan Luau Band, Ingham County Regulars)
06.09.05 - The Temple Club in Lansing, MI (Speakerphone, Bad Faces Clan)
05.07.05 - The Blanks CD Release @ Mac's Bar in Lansing, MI (The Blanks, Scouts Honor)
04.30.05 - All Ages @ The Modern Exchange in Detroit, MI (Speakerphone)
03.25.05 - Phyllis Musical Inn in Chicago, IL (Flatfoot)
03.17.05 - St. Patricks @ Mac's Bar in Lansing, MI (American Cosmos, Hydrophonic, HJLB)
02.11.05 - Oades Hidden Camel in Lansing, MI (Wanderjahr, The Fuzz, The Chirps)
01.19.05 - The Temple Club in Lansing, MI (The Fluoride Program, Speakerphone)
11.20.04 - Cals Bar and Liquor in Chicago, IL (Arena Venus, The Socials)
11.12.04 - The Temple Club in Lansing, MI (The Dirtbombs, The Minor Fall)
10.29.04 - Halloween @ Macs Bar in Lansing, MI (Flatfoot, The Blanks)
10.01.04 - Noise II @ The Temple Club in Lansing, MI
09.24.04 - Register.Rock.Vote @ The Temple Club in Lansing, MI
08.14.04 - Oades Hidden Camel in Lansing, MI
08.06.04 - Macs Bar in Lansing, MI (Jet By Day)
05.22.04 - CD Release @ Phyllis Musical Inn in Chicago, IL
04.23.04 - CD Release @ Macs Bar in Lansing, MI (Flatfoot, Troy Gregory)
04.17.04 - Third Street Saloon in Detroit, MI (The Blanks)