Ronnie Charles / Brad Charles
Grass Valley CA, USA / Athens GA, USA
Ronnie and Brad Charles have been playing music together pretty much their whole life. Moving to Gainesville, GA from Toledo, OH at a young age, gave them both an opportunity to develop their music. Playing in church and at family gatherings quickly moved to starting bands and various music projects. With Ronnie’s songwriting, guitar playing, and lead vocals, and Brad’s steady drums and harmonies they developed a sound that helped define their music for years to come.
Now, many years later and many miles apart, Ronnie and Brad created The Fontana Brothers. Based on Ronnie’s alt-country, indie-rock influenced songwriting, they secured a recording opportunity with Vega Studios in Athens, GA. Brad recruited the talented musicians from Sawmill Gravy Band, based in Monroe, GA, to play on the record, and Ronnie brought his latest songs from Grass Valley, CA, creating a diverse alt-country sound, highlighting their Southern roots and a unique Americana style.