Welcome to the Official Charlie Wooton website.
​​Like many of the artists born and raised in Louisiana Charlie has hand crafted his own style of bass playing that is comprised of all the different sounds and rhythms that make up Louisiana's versatile musical styles. In high school he was elected to the Louisiana All-State Jazz Band for two years and studied under Ellis Marcelis, Billy Taylor, and Kim Stone.  Music became his way of life, his passion and above all a way that he could communicate on a raised level.  He continued his musical education on and off the streets, from the classrooms to the clubs, through the deep south to the west coast eventually landing in Atlanta, Georgia.  In 1997 Charlie moved to Atlanta where he played regularly peforming with other Atlanta musicians including Oliver Wood, Yonrico Scott, Sean Costello, and it was in Atlanta where he founded his own band the CHARLIE WOOTON PROJECT and later where he coined the phrase and named his second group after the musical hybrid ZYDEFUNK.  After moving back home to Louisiana Charlie joined BONERAMA and shortly after that he was asked to join forces with Cyril Neville, Mike Zito, Devon Allman and Yonrico Scott to form the Super Group ROYAL SOUTHERN BROTHERHOOD. 

THE SYRACUSE NEW TIMES say's "Wooton showed that he, too, had a broad range of skills, channeling Jaco Pastorius in everything from his syncopated bass lines to the way he wore his hair. During his solo he darted from his customary plucking style to bars of slapping and strumming, using the length of the neck to his advantage."
In 2012 Ruf Records released the self titled CD by the South's new favorite band featuring Cyril Neville, Devon Allman, Mike Zito, Charlie Wooton and Yonrico Scott. The band debuted in the Top Ten of Billboard, iTunes, and Amazon's charts. Vist RSB's site for more information and tour dates.


"It’s a strange amalgamation, like Duane Allman and Bad Company’s guitarist Mick Ralphs implanted in the same body, fighting each other for dominance. There’s also a Neville Brother as the soul of the beast, perched on the shoulder of the creature, digging his talons in occasionally to get its attention and have a turn running the organism." GRANT BRITT, NO DEPRESSION

In 1997 Charlie Wooton founded a band which has been a staple around Atlanta's Jam Band and Roots music scene for 15 years before continuing in New Orleans where he now lives and incorporates some of the city's best players into the group.
​There is no doubt that the Charlie Wooton Project has a mind of it's own but you can hear influences from bass greats George Porter, J​​​​r. to Jaco Pastorius.

​The Charlie Wooton Project has received a string of great press ​​in Relix, Blues Revue, Boston Globe, and Georgia Music Magazine.
Bonerama is a brass funk rock band from New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Bonerama was formed in 1998 by trombone players Mark Mullins and Craig Klein, who, from 1990 up until late 2006, were also members of Harry Connick Jr.'s big band.

Bonerama may be a horn driven band but there is more rock infused into the band's sound. Bonerama covers everything from Zepplin to Black Sabbath songs which are woven into the band's set of cleverly written material.

When not touring with RSB Charlie tours with Bonerama. Please check out the band's site at

Charlie Wooton

     Bassist , Producer, Songwriter
“They’re all monster players who have pulled off an interesting feat: making music that sounds timelessly rock, blues or funk and yet doesn’t sound quite like any of their individually better known projects. (None of the three singers—Neville, Allman and Zito—spill over as the dominant personality).”

​​​The Royal Southern Brotherhood Release Date: 5-8-2012 The Royal Southen Brotherhood Debuts at #1 on iTunes Blues Charts. “Your New Favorite Band”
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              ​​Northside Tavern
                       Atlanta, Ga.
                               May 9
                              June 6​​
Charlie will be playing with The Trio  
​March 27
​Maple Leaf
New Orleans, La.​
​Johnny Vidacovich on Drums
Charlie on Bass
and ??????​​
Charlie will be playing with his​ Brother!
​John Wooton and his Steel Drum Band!
Caribbean Jazz​
April 1st at 8 and 10pm​
Snug Harbor