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Father's Day concert at Skye
SO. CARTHAGE -- Highly acclaimed Canadian Blues artist Charlie A'Court to play at Skye Theatre Performing Arts Center on Sunday.
Curtain at Skye is 7 p.m. A pre-show jam session starts one hour prior to curtain.
Named as Nova Scotia’s top entertainer at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards in November, Charlie A’Court is synonymous with impassioned performances that grip an audience the very moment he takes the stage.
Winner of the East Coast Music Awards 2007 Pop Recording of the Year and 2007 Music Nova Scotia Blues Recording of the Year for his album Bring On The Storm and 2003 Best Blues Artist for his debut album Color Me Gone, Charlie A’Court is an emotionally charged and soul moving performer. Fearlessly bridging genres and challenging stylistic conventions, his music and passionate voice stir up the listeners’ emotions, touching the very core of audiences around the world.
Charlie’s modern blues style, mixed with his contemporary songwriting has created a mass appeal, ensuring A’Court’s material is widely accepted as a festival favorite by audiences and promoters alike. Fuelled by emotion and a desire for delivering powerful music, Charlie A’Court is undoubtedly one of Canada’s new generation of fresh singer/songwriters, attracting fans internationally with gutsy vocals and his colourful yet solid guitar playing.
Keith Mullins has played music all of his life. His roots are in Cape Breton Island, where a family and culture of music fostered his passion and ability. At the age of 14, Keith started entertaining audiences with fellow band-mate, Steven MacDougall (now from Slow-coaster). Having since completed a music degree and self-directed studies in Cuba and Africa, Keith has turned his passion into his profession.
Described as folk soul, the record is as varied as the different styles of music in which Keith plays and the album is flavored by the incredible range of talented musicians that contributed to the recordings. Back up vocals are performed by Amy Sampson and Dutch Robinson (Ohio players). The track “Si es Loco” is Cuban-style, with the gifted guitar playing of Jorge Chicoy (Dizzie Gillespie, Buena Vista Social Club).
The record also includes hang drummer David Charrier (France), beat-boxer Jay Andrews, fiddler Anna Ludlow, Gordie Sampson, and Bruce Dixon. The main backing band is Caledonia from Halifax. Keith sings and has written all of the songs along with a couple of co-writes, one with songwriter Steven Bowers (Trouble) and one with Halifax artist DJ DeCoste(Is the City). He dabbles with bass and guitar on the record as well as playing all of the drums and percussion.
Skye Theater is located three miles west of East Dixfield village at 2 Highland Dr. off Winter Hill Road and Rt. 2 in South Carthage. Ticket price is $15 at the door. For reservations at Skye Theatre call 562-4445.