October 26, Thursday, Sarasota, CHARLES WESLEY GODWIN, Fogartyville, 525 Kumquat Ct, Sarasota, 8pm,$10 adv/$12 door

Location Fogartyville
525 Kumquat Ct
Charles Wesley Godwin’s sound is shaped by the time weathered hills and hollers of his home. Charles is a singer/songwriter born and raised in West Virginia. Nowadays, if you want to find him, you’d look in any dive bar, café, or live music venue in Appalachia. However, you’d be surprised to learn that Charles Wesley didn’t even pick up a guitar until 2011, when he was 19 years of age. You’d also be surprised to know he didn’t grow up singing either. He did, however, grow up fishing in Upshur County Streams, hunting on the Allegheny ridges, tagging along with his grandfather on the farm, and listening to old-timers talk about life in his grandparents’ general store. Charles Wesley’s father was a coal miner until his birth, and his mother was a schoolteacher. Little did he know, this background would come to play a major role in the songs and stories that captivate rooms full of listeners today.