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Nick Charles (Australia)
Thursday, 7 April 2016 @ 9:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Nick Charles has released more than a dozen albums on the major Australian and US roots music labels winning “Album of the Year”, “Song of the Year”, “Artist of the Year” and also the “Australian Song Contest” on numerous occasions. He’s toured the USA ten times to critical acclaim, performed at the Edinburgh Festival and is referred to internationally as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues”.
In 2014 he was named “Port Fairy Folk Festival Artist of the Year” (Australia’s highest folk honour) and averages more than 150 shows a year in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. His music draws on the fingerstyle magic and lyrical charm of the pre-war acoustic blues masters but also encompasses an eclectic and wide ranging mix of blues inspired folk and early ragtime jazz as well as exploring songs and tunes from across the 20th century.
Australian Guitar Magazine has labelled Nick “an awesome talent” and the Sydney Morning Herald says “he plays guitar like an angel!” He has toured with a who’s who of the music world including Guy Clarke, John Hammond, Robyn Ford, Junior Wells, BB King and Ralph McTell.
This will be Nick’s fifth tour of New Zealand and returns by public demand with a brand new release, “The River Flows”, already number three on the Australian Public Radio network and receiving four and a half star reviews in the prestigious Green Guide of Melbourne’s Age newspaper and The Australian.
Listen to Denver Blues:
“His mastery of country blues is striking!” Rhythms Magazine
“The deceptive ease of a virtuoso” The Age
“Amazingly expressive” The Herald Sun”
“A world class musician and composer” Black Rose, Colorado
“Dazzling guitar, muscular vocals and clever literate writing” Little Rock AR
For more information on Nick’s career visit www.charlesguitar.com