From the mid
1950s until the early 1960s, the Louvin Brothers, comprising Charlie and
his brother Ira, became one of the most prestigious and influential
bluegrass acts of all time. They developed a sound that was to later
influence and inspire many others including (especially) the Everly
Brothers and such seminal country rock performers as the Byrds and Gram
Parsons. The duo separated in 1963, and both went on to pursue solo
In 1964, Charlie Louvin released his first solo album. As was the
fashion of the day the album was named after two chart successes, 'Less
And Less' & 'I Don't Love You Anymore'. Charlie's second album,
'Lonesome Is Me', followed in 1966.
Louvin's music had now become smoother and more 'mainstream Nashville'
than his erstwhile raw mountainy style, although a plaintive bluegrass
undertone is never too far from the surface in his vocal delivery.
Both albums have now been digitally re-mastered and are released here on
CD for the first time. The accompanying 12 page booklet includes
extensive liner notes, photographs and full lyrics to all of the
Today, Louvin continues to be involved in recording projects, often in
esteemed company which has included George Jones, Tanya Tucker, Willie
Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Charlie Daniels. 2007 saw the release of his
latest new album, which reprised his classic material and was recorded
with rock and country stars such as Tom T Hall, Elvis Costello, Marty
Stuart as well as members from alt-country ensembles such as Wilco and