Akron Beacon Journal interview details Father's Day 2018 release of Remember Me, from lyricist Chuck Auerbach:
"What Chuck Auerbach is is a songwriter. The guy with a self-professed love for words knows how to use them, and clearly loves to work without a net. Witness his tune "Desperation,'' a sense we all feel at some time. Its opening line:
"Gonna drink a beer with Jesus / The only one ain't mad at me.''
Or a line a little deeper into the song:
"Spent my whole life celebratin' / How far a man could fall.''
That's an angst that just can't come from a 20-something, and even if a kid could conceive of it, would he - or she - have the guts to embrace it as a lyric? The rockers and mainstream country singers of today moan about their girlfriends leaving them, or maybe running out of beer. They really haven't lived enough to know real pain."
"His delivery has a sameness from song to song, and there's not going to be a lot of octave-stretching. Yet there's a sincerity in every note that creates a depth Pavarotti wouldn't get.
And a sense of humor, too."
Spoils of Akron Podcast, 2016:
From Rolling Stone, March 2018