Charlie A’Court to bring Valentine’s Day blues to Lockeport

Greg Bennett
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Charlie A'Court will perform in Lockeport at the Crescent Beach Centre.

Nova Scotia’s blues ambassador Charlie A’Court will perform in Lockeport on Friday, Feb. 14 as part of the Bringin’ It Home series in partnership with Music Nova Scotia.

Named as Nova Scotia’s top entertainer at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards in November, A’Court will bring his musical chops to the Crescent Beach Centre in Lockeport for an 8 p.m. show. He offers impassioned performances that has attracted fans internationally with gutsy vocals and his colourful yet solid guitar playing.

Winner of the East Coast Music Awards 2007 Pop Recording of the Year and 2007 Music Nova Scotia Blues Recording of the Year for his album Bring On The Storm and 2003 Best Blues Artist for his debut album Color Me Gone, A’Court is an emotionally charged and soul moving performer.

Further establishing his reputation as an entertainer, A’Court has released his first live, solo recording. "Live At The Marigold" is an intimate look into the heart of this soulful troubadour and was recorded at the Marigold Cultural Centre in Truro, Nova Scotia. In an effort to be in a "greener" frame of mind, “Live At The Marigold” is being released exclusively as a digital download keychain. The new release was nominated for Best Blues Artist/Group Recording, Best Male Artist Recording at the 2009 Music Nova Scotia Awards.

He has toured extensively throughout Canada and abroad with headlining performances at the Stan Rogers’ Folk Fest, Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival, Kerrville Folk Fest, and Ottawa Blues Fest. A’Court has shared the stage with high profile artists including John Reischman & the Jaybirds, Martin Sexton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Procol Harum, Colin James, and Blues Brother Dan Aykroyd.

In conjunction with his local appearance, Lockeport restaurants will be offering special deals for ticket holders.

Advance tickets for the show are $10 and can be purchased at the Town Market in Lockeport.


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