‘Po Cholly’ Charlie Robertson | www.reverbnation.com/pocholly
Charlie has been an itinerant bluesman for 50 years, traveling the globe, hosting concerts and conducting workshops. He is well-known for his blues harp styles, slide guitar and traditional blues. He has played with the Gypsy Kings in France, tango bands in Argentina, reggae players in Jamaica, and flamenco dancers in Spain, where his passion for the blues has always erased national and political borders and brought strange bedfellows together to share the music.
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Beverlie burst upon the scene in 1961 and was propelled into the forefront of the folk music world along with her trio “The Chanteclairs,” whose music was international in flavour and boisterous in its Canadian content. This iconic trio travelled the world expanding the love for “the people’s music.”
A staunch advocate for women, she published a book With Knowing Eyes; Canadian women in song, whose songs capture the social history of women & their participation in Canada’s development. She has recorded a companion CD of selected songs from her book. She also taught University courses based on its contents.
Accompanying herself on 6 & 12-string guitars, autoharp & Appalachian dulcimer, Beverlie has been a regular performer on Canadian and international media. Peter Gzowski referred to her as a “pioneer” in Canadian folk music. She played the first Mariposa Festival and many more. Whether in concert, workshop, pub, or coffee house, her songs bring warmth, hope and joy to all.