CA$38.99

Charlie A'Court - August 13th - $30

Trailside Music Hall
ALL AGES

Actions and Detail Panel

CA$38.99

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time

Location

Location

Trailside Music Hall

155 Kent St.

Charlottetown, PE C1A 1N5

Canada

View Map

Refund policy

Refund policy

No Refunds

Event description
Charlie A’Court is synonymous with impassioned performances that grip an audience the very moment he takes the stage.

About this event

Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Charlie A’Court is the proverbial force to be reckoned with. Planted at the crossroads of roots and soul, Charlie’s mighty voice, fierce guitar work and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades for his five solo albums to date, including his latest offering, Come On Over, winner of the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of The Year and 2015 Music Nova Scotia Award for Blues Recording of the Year. This winter, A’Court will make the pilgrimage to Memphis, TN, representing the East Coast Blues Society in the Solo Acoustic division of the annual International Blues Challenge hosted by The Blues Foundation.

Recorded at Blackfoot Sound Studio in Sydney, Australia, Come On Over features eight brand new songs, and a fresh take on two of A’Court’s previous releases – “Broken Man” a fan favourite co-written with Jamie Robinson, and “I’m Sorry”, co-written with Kim Wempe, and this time around featuring a soulful vocal duet with Australia’s Mahalia Barnes . The album title track and lead single, “Come On Over” is a co-write with Australian musician-producer, Mark Li- zotte. In fact, Lizotte was in the producer’s seat for A’Court’s entire new album. The pair first met when both Charlie A’Court and Mark Lizotte a.k.a. Diesel, were invited to showcase at Canada’s East Coast Music Association Conference in 2013. They quickly acknowledged their shared influences and stylistic similarities, and their musical partnership was further enhanced when A’Court was invited to tour as support on a series of Diesel concerts in Australia. During their time on the road together a creative synergy evolved, and the rest, as they say, is history. “Come On Over” (the single) is receiving solid support at radio, including reaching the number one spot on the nationally syndicated East Coast Countdown.

Born with the gift of voice, Charlie A’Court grew up in rural Nova Scotia, Canada, where he spent his youth learning to play guitar while immersed in his father’s vinyl record collection – discovering singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke. “I remember being so profoundly moved and almost not old enough to know why” says A’Court. "There was something honest about the way they sang. They would sing with such conviction that simply commanded attention.”

It wasn’t long before he discovered albums featuring blistering blues guitar. B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins and Albert King made their way to the top of the pile and to the ears of a young, imaginative A’Court. “These guys would wail in a way where every note mattered. They sang without apology and played guitar like it was their last day” recalls A’Court, “and then there was Eric Clapton. He really opened my mind as a musician. Clapton’s music showed me that my music could balance between blues and adult contemporary songwriting.” Over the years, A’Court’s influences grew to include contemporary artists such as Jonny Lang, Colin James, John Mayer and Joe Bonamassa.

“In the process of making my new album, I learned that my producer (Mark Lizotte) had co-writ- ten a song with Joe Bonamassa and I’m thrilled to have had the opportunity to record “No Slack (Feeling’s Gone)”, for this new album.”

Share with friends

Date and time

Location

Trailside Music Hall

155 Kent St.

Charlottetown, PE C1A 1N5

Canada

View Map

Refund policy

No Refunds

Organizer Trailside Music Hall

Organizer of Charlie A'Court - August 13th - $30

Save This Event

Event Saved