Friday, May 16, 2008

Nick Charles – guitar maestro performs at Basement Discs

It’s a nasty windy day in Melbourne today after a week of calm warm weather, so in order to protect my eyes and contact lens from being assaulted by flying debris, I trammed it down to Basement Discs at lunchtime today for Nick Charles’ mini show.

It was worth venturing out for, as Nick Charles is a wonderful guitarist and interpreter of various styles of music. The small audience was treated to a variety of music – blues, jazz, country and roots. From memory, Nick performed about six or seven numbers, predominately instrumental. He did a version of Dylan’s One Too Many Mornings, the Beatles Norwegian Wood, a Scott Joplin type ragtime called Meditation Rag among other tunes, all quite different in style.

Nick Charles is a local Melbourne artist who has been performing for over 25 years. He was at the Basement Discs promoting his latest recording Closer To Home.

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