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"[Charlie and the Rays] walks the roots and Americana corner of the woods, what with the band’s three-part harmonies and sturdy, wonderfully unadorned songwriting."

 - Tony Kay "Artist Home" 

"The band’s music is as down-to-earth as its members, channeling the likes of The Beatles and Elvis Costello to create an oldies vibe with a new-school twist."

- Seattle Weekly

New York-based band Charlie and the Rays, fronted by sisters Rebecca and Jordan Stobbe, meld traditional folk with contemporary rock. Forming as buskers on the streets of Pike Place Market in Seattle, the sisters played covers of their inspirations including Peter, Paul, and Mary and Simon and Garfunkel. The band highlights powerful female vocal harmonies, exuberant guitar licks and McCartney-esque basslines, creating a new take on a classic sound. 


With an innate awareness and desire for political involvement and social equality, their music not only holds the intimacy of traditional love songs, but much of their music also bears an uplifting sense of revolution.