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“Good Time Charlie” Jacobson and Jolene Draper play the blues

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Tuesday was a great night for the blues, Aug. 16.

 Red Deer guitarist Charlie Jacobson  returned to Lethbridge to play the Slice with Jolene Draper and the Inquisitive Few. He was last in Lethbridge to play Harpdog Brown’s memorial concert  at the Owl Acoustic Lounge.

Charlie Jacobson playing the Slice, Aug. 16. Photo By Richard Amery

 Jolene Draper opened the set with a couple solo songs, before bringing in bassist Steve Martin to play stew fretless bass and a drummer.


“ Then we’ll really get into it,” she said, playing a couple originals and classics including “Me and Bobby McGee” and “ Angel From Montgomery,” and blues classic “ I Can’t Find my Way Home.”

 They wound up their part of the show with a more laid back, jazzy feel. 


 It was all about the blues for Charlie Jacobson, who started playing solo with an older original song, with just his electric guitar. 

Jolene Draper playing the Slice, Aug. 16. Photo By RichrdsxAmery


He set the mood with a load back solo version of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s “ I Know A Little ,” then played  just a little bit of all the blues he knows.


 That got a few audience members, which included several prominent members of the local blues scene on their feet.

He played a Harpdog Brown song early in the set, which drew a lot of applause.


 He added a bit of funk to get people dancing and jumped into the audience to dance with them while soloing.


 Jolene Draper and  The Inquisitive Few later joined him on stage to add extra harmonies and backbeat plus plenty of bass groove to “Good Time Charlie’s Got the Blues.”


 Papa King joined them later to play some drums on a couple blues classics, freeing Jacobson to play the guitar behind his head on “All Night Long.”

— By RichardAmery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 19 August 2022 10:49 )  
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