Heartland Ramble coming to Elkford
Arguably most revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance, Charlie A’Court tours non-stop throughout his native Canada and his adopted second home of Australia, with forays to the USA, UK and Europe.
The Canadian singer-songwriter-guitarist is the 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 for his five solo albums to date.
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 commanded attention.”
On Oct. 25, Charlie A’Court and the ‘Heartland Ramble’ house concert series will make its way to Elkford.
A’Court began performing with his father on local stages before he was of legal age, regularly wowing the audience with his soulful vocals and well-honed guitar skills. Fuelled by that experience and the fire that comes from finding and following one’s passion, A’Court began touring and recording on his own, releasing his debut CD, Colour Me Gone in 2003. He swept that year’s Music Nova Scotia Awards with wins for Male Artist of the year, Blues Recording of the Year, Album of the Year, Entertainer of the Year and received his first ECMA nomination for New Artist of the Year.
He’s since released four more albums, securing another fistful of Music Nova Scotia awards including a second capture of their Entertainer of the Year award (2009), and has lined his mantle with five East Coast Music Awards in categories from Blues Recording to Pop Recording to R&B/Soul Recording, along the way. A’Court has also had national recognition, receiving 2014 Maple Blues Award nominations for both Male Vocalist and Songwriter of the year with his 2012 release, Triumph & Disaster.
The Heartland Ramble is a project of Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, presenting Canadian and international artists to audiences in the Southern Alberta/Saskatchewan and Southeastern British Columbia and throughout Canada. Home Routes’ programming emphasizes artistic excellence, and diverse and entertaining performances that leave audiences breathless and wanting more.