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Charlie McAlister

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.

Shows Played

John Peel's Charlie McAlister - I Thank My Lucky Stars

John Peel's Charlie McAlister - I Thank My Lucky Stars

1996
  • 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
2003
  • 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

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