A Milestone for Patchwork House Concerts
In March 2008 we hosted our first house concert with Rose Cousins and
Edie Carey. A little hesitant at first, we quickly jumped in with both feet
and have never looked back! Hosting house concerts has been among the
best things we’ve ever done. How best to meet loads of fellow music lovers and the brave souls who have the courage to compose and present songs to a LISTENING audience in our living room.
Since our humble beginnings…..we have hosted 99 shows and May 11 marks our 100th house concert! We felt this milestone demanded something a
little special; hence we are presenting tour-de-force Charlie A’Court. If you have not yet secured tickets…well, sorry. This show is sold out. But have
no fear. We’ve decided that getting to 200 is a good goal. So we plan to
continue hosting fabulous shows as long as YOU continue to buy tickets
and come round. See you soon……
Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist Charlie A’Court is a 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.
Born with the gift of voice, Charlie A’Court grew up in rural Nova Scotia,
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
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.
Arguably most revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance,
Charlie A’Court tours non-stop throughout Canada and his adopted second home of Australia, with occasional forays to the USA, UK and Europe. He’s enjoyed headline performances at Stan Rogers Folk Festival (CAN), Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival (CAN), Great Southern Blues Festival (AUS),
Woodford Folk Festival (AUS), repeat performances at Kerrville Folk
Festival (USA) and has shared the stage with James Cotton, The Fabulous
Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Martin Sexton, Delbert
McClinton, Colin James, Dan Aykroyd and Jimmie Vaughan, among many
Accustomed to somewhat larger stages, this is a rare opportunity to catch Charlie in our intimate venue.
Saturday, May 11 @ 8 pm Doors: 7:30 pm Tickets are $25 and (were) available on EventBrite: Tickets
BYOB. Snacks offered and shareable snacks welcome.
Saturday, June 8 @ 8 pm (CD release show!)
For all shows the artists take the door. We provide the stage (and hopefully a full house of listeners). Snacks are provided (shareable snacks always welcome but not required) as are soft drinks; otherwise it is BYOB.
Please share this email with all of your friends – well those who enjoy listening to live music in an intimate setting! They can join my email list too, simply by emailing me. We will continue to bring live music into our living room for you to enjoy as long as you continue to come. That’s the only way this can work – for us, for you and especially for all of the talented musicians who have the courage to make and share music.
Monique & George
Patchwork House Concerts
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