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Michael Charles brings back laid back marathon of the blues to the Slice

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Once again, Chicago via Australia bluesman Michael Charles didn't have the audience he deserved, April 18 at the Slice.

Charles eased into his usual marathon set of classic blues and original music.

Michael Charles playing the Slice, April 18. Photo by Richard Amery


 He and his hot band started off slow with  a solo acoustic version of blues classic “ Before you Accuse me,” His band joined him to play what should be a theme song for Lethbridge , one of his original songs, “ The Wind.”

He didn’t say a lot during the first half of his set ( I lasted about two hours) preferring to let his guitars do the talking.


He held down the laid back groove on another  blues classic “ Crosscut Saw” then switched to a Stratocaster for another original “ My Shadow.”


The trio had a lot of groove throughout guitar changes. They added sweet vocal harmonies.


He picked up a beautiful PRS guitar as he picked up the tempo a little for one of my favourite Michael Charles Originals “ Nobody’s Fool,” which he followed up with “ A To Z.”

“ Step By Step ” was the other highlight I took in before I left.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 03 May 2024 10:25 )  
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