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Southern rock giants Blackberry Smoke are taking steps forward with the latest album release Like An Arrow. They recently played two sold out shows in Stockholm Münchenbryggeriet and Gothenburg Pustervik and have been visiting Sweden on a regular basis for the last couple of years. The frontman Charlie Starr is a humble and pragmatic guy with the biggest sideburns in showbiz.

He met Rockbladet in the tour bus just outside Debaser Medis at their visit in Stockholm What do you between "Bb age doesnt matter" gigs and soundchecks? I go to record stores and music stores looking for guitars. Some people go out drinking but not me I'm not drinking anymore. I'll let them do Bb age doesnt matter. As a vocalist it's not as easy, the older you get. I used to go out and party and still sing but you get older, it gets harder.

No alcohol for 10 years. And I am trying to quit smoking as well and that's fucking hard. Definitely harder than not drinking. We were in the beginning trying to come up with a band name Bb age doesnt matter he helped - 'What about Blackberry Smoke? I have a house out in the country where it's quiet. My wife Bb age doesnt matter get busy elsewhere and let me work. But I also write stuff on the road in the bus. When inspiration strikes you have to take advantage of it.

I've co-written some songs over the years with friends outside the band, songwriters. I am not crazy about that except for one guy, his name is Travis Meadows. He and I have a kinship  as songwriters. I was not interested in technology before, I was old school and was making demos on acoustic guitar, shaker and congas. I've got pretty much every Blackberry Smoke song in that format. But this year I got a new laptop and Garage Band has been updated and the drums sound in Bb age doesnt matter are incredible!

There are real drum sounds. When I first played this to our drummer Brit he was like 'Who is this, are you replacing me??? I was able to sit here in the bus with a lot of sounds around me and make this. So it's fun for demos. That usually falls on someone in a band or maybe two people.

Nobody ever comes forward with complete songs. But Brandonthe piano player, we have co-written a couple of songs. He comes up with a piano or organ melody. So you have a complete song that you bring into the studio? Yes, but Bb age doesnt matter we tweak arrangements or make small changes. But we have always been, as far as on record, we sort of come from the Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers school of arrangements. Which is in essence like the Beatles and the Stones. It's economical, less is more.

Just rock and roll songs. The difference between Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers was that Allman was more of a jam band and Skynyrd was more song oriented. We lean more to Skynyrd in that mindset.

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How do you do that? H aha, I wish I had the recipe for that! I grew up playing bluegrass music and hillbilly music. That came from my father. And then I found Aerosmith and Led Zeppelin. We never sat down and said we would become a southern rock band. We are just a age 'n' roll band from the south.

I think it's just the way it sounds when we play together. We definitely never said that we wanna age doesnt matter like anybody. In fact I hate it. I don't think I dislike any music more. It's so predictable and so cheesy and formulatic. There are a lot of bands making great music but they are not commercial acceptable. We talk about the Grand Ole Opry -thing wich is very commercial, slick and boring. A musical historical thing to visit if you´re in Nashville though.

Do you have time to doesnt matter any concerts? You need to see those old guys before it's too late, like Willie Nelson.

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Merle Haggard passed away a couple of months later. None of us got to see the great  Johnny Cash which is sad of course. What do you think about the music industry today with streaming services like Spotify and so on? It helps because it makes our music more available for people who are not aware of us. But in these days you cannot hang your head Bb age doesnt matter record sales anyway, as far as making a living. We would love to sell a couple of million copies of our records.

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But Dave Grohl made a nice point, he said  'When we make a record it's really just Bb age doesnt matter make our fans happy and make them continue to wanna see the shows'. And I agree with that but when I look at our royalty statement and I see how little Spotify pays for playing our songs it's a little insulting. We don't get that much radio plays a part from Sirius XM satellite radio channel with Outlaw Country. The have been supporting us. Steve Earle is one of mine biggest songwriter influences.

Brit is doing all our merch so it stays in house. That's important you know, cause it's all part of the process. The image of a band is Bb age doesnt matter, some people may not think so but it is. Someone spends their money on a t-shirt with your name and logo on, it's very flattering.

The are a walking billboard for your music. Brit does a great job with our merchandise which we all are very proud of. The setlist for each night, who decides that? And there is a lot to choose from. We don't necessary play a completely different set of songs every night.

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You find things that go very well together. There are so many different songs that people would be irritated if you didn't play. You find a few songs that you are very fond of opening with and some that you're really fond of closing with.

And then just fill in the blanks in-between. It would really be a bummer to play the exact same shit every night. And a lot age doesnt bands do that. Some people don't mind but we have a lot of people that come to multiple shows. I think that's because they know that we are not going to play the exact same thing every night. Especially in the States where matter are following us around a la Grateful Dead. If you look at a Dead show in the matter they kind of did the same thing, opening with the same song and closing with the same songs and mixing it up between.

It gives people something to look forward to maybe. He played that whole album and people wanted to hear Old Man and Heart Of Gold and he actually got booed. But in the end he said 'I know you people came here to hear some songs that you have heard before' So he played the same songs again haha. Then some people left the show. He always does what he wants to do. Don't really have any "Bb age doesnt matter" I'm sick of. The very first song that I wrote for the band was Sanctified Woman.

It was on our first album and on our second album. I still like to play that song. Is the last album Holding All The Roses the best one?