Charles Wesley Godwin is unquestionably a favourite of ours here at Holler.
The West Virginia-native has quickly cemented himself as a exceptional songwriter, with two stellar full-length albums in 2019s Seneca and 2021s How The Mighty Fall.
He's also a first rate performer, the energy he brews during his live shows with his band The Allegheny High consistently enrapturing festival crowds and his own fans at headline shows, and while in support of his buddy and collaborator, Zach Bryan.
Joining us in the sweltering Kentucky heat at Railbird Festival 2023 in Lexington, Godwin not only gives us a blast of one of his fan favourites, but a taste of new music to come.
First and foremost, Godwin is a really versatile songwriter. He'll have you toe tapping as he does to the up-tempo gust of 'Hardwood Floors', while shedding a tear to the stripped-down sentimentality of 'Dance In Rain'. It's all before he has us reckoning with ourselves on 'The Flood'.
Even without the vigour that The Allegheny High produces live, Godwin keeps your attention with his deep, observant eyes and hearty bellow. He oozes talent, and is a set to become a beloved staple of the genre for many years to come.
Performing his songs 'Dance In Rain', 'Hardwood Floors' and 'The Flood', this is Charles Wesley Godwin for the Holler Live Sessions.