Growing up in a small town in Saskatchewan, the ideals of hard work were instilled in Ches Anthony at a young age. Anthony has carried these values with him throughout a musical career that has seen him jump genres all the way from heavy rock to returning to his small town country roots. Anthony’s latest single, Rain, beautifully is a beautiful ode to the value of small town life and Anthony’s upbringing.
Recently, we had the chance to chat with Anthony about his new single, musical journey, and much more.
Worlds Of Country: When did you know that you wanted to pursue music?
Ches: When I was in kindergarten, I grew up with a musical family.
Worlds Of Country: Once you knew, what was your first step towards making this dream a reality?
Ches: My father told me to start playing live. So in grade one, I place at my school with him singing old blues songs, also he would bring me up on stage with them at their festivals to sing and play/
Worlds Of Country: How would you describe your musical style?
Ches: Country bluesy, to modern country. Harmonica, guitar feature, soulful vocals, sometimes authentic construction drums like chains, trash cans. Wooden Spoons.
Worlds Of Country: Who most influenced your musical style?
Ches: I would say Chris Stapleton for most of my songs, songs like “Rain” would have to be artists like Cole Swindell, Hunter Brother, High Valley.
Worlds Of Country: What’s the story behind your latest single, “Rain”?
Ches Story behind “Rain” is after having such a drought year like this and talking to a few farmer friends of mine. They mentioned it just takes a little rain to help our crops. After that my good friend Mike Lang came by the studio and we started writing Rain.
Worlds Of Country: What’s next for you?
Ches: Finish my 3rd record, roll out new merch, book more shows in the new year!