NICK CHARLES – Friday 25th May at 12.45pm

With dazzling melodic fingerpicking on six and twelve string guitars, stinging bottleneck slide and a lifetime’s stories and songs gathered or written on the world’s musical highways it’s no surprise that NICK CHARLES is labelled internationally as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots and blues”. During his extensive and acclaimed career, Nick has released more than a dozen albums on major Australian and US roots music labels. His recordings have garnered world-wide recognition beginning with “My Place” and now his most recent release “The River Flows”. Currently, Nick has been playing with Australian country-rock legends STARS on their national tour (visitors to the Basement Discs STARS in-store may have spotted Nick on guitar).
This recognition has succeeded in having Nick signed to the Grammy Award winning label, Solid Air Records USA (“Home of the World’s Finest Guitarists”). The only other Australian recognized by the label being Tommy Emmanuel.
Nick’s music encompasses a delightful and eclectic mix of acoustic roots including blues, folk and early ragtime jazz. A mix of instrumentals & vocal tracks mostly originals, with a traditional tune and a Dylan cover, this is an absolutely STUNNING album & on high rotation down here!

NICK CHARLES has been a favourite at Basement Discs forever & in fact with his then music collaborator ALEX BURNS was one of our very first in-store performers! His mix of laid-back blues and superb musical talent on ‘The River Flows’ in particular has kept us all in excellent spirits since hearing it for the first time last week.  If your burdens need lightening with some of that Nick Charles magic then we suggest you get on down the stairs on the 25th.

If you want to catch Nick again in May he’ll be playing at:

FRIDAY 11th MAY , 8pm – THE WESLEY ANNE – “FINGERPICKING EXTRAVAGANZA” with the wonderful JUSTIN BERNASCONI.

SUNDAY 13th MAY, 2.30pm – MICAWBER TAVERN.

SATURDAY 19TH MAY – WHITE CLIFFS FESTIVAL (NSW)

SUNDAY 27th MAY, 3pm – ROSEBANK NORTH

WEDNESDAY 30th 8.30pm – THE LOMOND HOTEL