And to think, he’s only 14: Meet Charlie Hickey

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Photos courtesy of the artist
Photos courtesy of the artist

Charlie Hickey is only 14 years old, yet sounds wise beyond his years. With a tip from Buzzbands.LA we’ve been introduced to the music of Hickey, who releases his EP on Friday, April 11th. His web site cites some of his influences as Sufjan Stevens and Elliot Smith; Prince, Nirvana and Neutral Milk Hotel. According to Kevin Bronson, who writes at Buzzbands.LA:

His full name is Charlie Dworsky-Hickey and he is the son of songwriters Chris Hickey and Sally Dworsky, both of whom have released wonderful solo albums and were bandmates in the underrated trio Uma (see 1997′s “Fare Well”). Hickey’s EP was made in collaboration with local songstress Phoebe Bridgers, cellist Alison Chesley (Poi Dog Pondering, Bob Mould, Broken Social Scene), guitarist Dylan McKenzie (of Derde Verde), bassist Garret Lang and producer/engineer Jim Lang.

We hope you’re as knocked out as we are. Listen to a few songs on his soundcloud here, including a cover of “Disarm” by the Smashing Pumpkins. Below, download “Odds.”

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4 Responses to “And to think, he’s only 14: Meet Charlie Hickey”

  1. Matt Cleveland

    I’ve heard his music. He is quite a talent. But that is no surprise knowing his parents, Chris Hickey and Sally Dworsky. When will he be playing the World Cafe Live?

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  2. Steve Bennett

    Can’t wait to hear this guy on WXPN. Good pick, Bruce.

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  3. Lisa Rymer

    Awesome sound. Love this…. great talent!

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  4. Neil Bivme

    What a talent from someone so young. Lots of potential there.

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