Charlie McAlister (4 March 1969 - 26 February 2018) was an American visual artist and musician from South Carolina who began releasing art-splattered banjo songs and found-sound collages in the late '80s. By the mid-'90s he had countless cassette-only releases to his name, many issued by his own Flannel Banjo label, but many more released on hopelessly obscure and short-lived tape-only labels.
Links To Peel
Peel seemed to have discovered McAlister's music in 1996, when he played a track from the artist on a compilation album called Evading The Devil's Darts. Nearly a decade later, McAlister released a compilation of his works in 2003, called Death Water Estates, which Peel played tracks from.
- 28 April 1996: ‘I Thank My Lucky Stars (Various Artists 7 inch – Evading The Devil’s Darts )’ Catsup Plate
- 04 May 1996 (BFBS): ‘I Thank My Lucky Stars (Various Artists 7 inch – Evading The Devil’s Darts )’ Catsup Plate
- 20 November 2003: 'Fake Fire Alarm (LP: Death Water Estates)' Catsup Plate
- 26 November 2003: 'Southern Promenade Porch Party (LP: Death Water Estates)' Catsup Plate