Will Simpson writes gentle, heartfelt acoustic folk as The Charming Third. The Kentucky-based singer's influences include Johnny Cash and Nickel Creek.
Simpson calls his music Christian, though it's not an obvious description or overt theme in the songs. The Charming Third's latest EP, On Down the Line, even includes a track called "Let's Kill Christian Music." Though the song has a confrontational title, Simpson says he's merely frustrated with the misuse of Christianity for personal gain.
The EP contains a total of five tracks that range from intimate ballads to more lively pop tunes. Simpson's raw vocals and homey lyrics work well with the album's home-made sound.