Saturday, Apr. 29
Beverlie and Charlie Robertson perform folk and blues for the last concert of the Company of Good Cheer season.

Coffee House Concert: Charlie and Beverlie Robertson

Where: Muskoka Place Gallery (1182 Foreman Rd., Port Carling)
When: April 29, 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $10, pay at the door
Refreshments available by donation

Po Cholly For 45 years, Charlie has been an itinerant bluesman, traveling the globe, hosting concerts and conducting workshops. He is well-known for his blues harp styles, slide guitar & traditional blues.

Charlie has performed frequently at such festivals as the Harbourfront Jazz & Blues Festival, the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Mill Race Festival of Traditional Music and in the eastern US. He has also performed at The Kitchener Blues Festival and the Fredericton Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival.

He has played the blues 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.

Beverlie Robertson is a singer, musician, folklorist and author with a BA in French from U of T and a music minor. As a member of the trio The Chanteclairs, she travelled widely & performed at festivals such as the Mariposa Folk Festival, the Fredericton Jazz & Blues Festival, etc. & at venues from The Riverboat, to Massey Hall, Maple Leaf Gardens & the CNE Grandstand.

She travelled the world with her trio singing folk songs when folk music was main stream, performing on the CBC, CTV, BBC, US and European TV networks, British & European concert halls. She sings traditional & contemporary folk music, “tin pan alley blues,” accompanying herself on 6 & 12-string guitars, dulcimer & autoharp. She sings in English, French, Spanish, & other languages. Peter Gzowski called her a pioneer in Canadian folk music.

A veteran performer, she was an early member of Mariposa-In-The-Schools, is a founding member of Kaleidoscope-in-the-Schools Muskoka & a director of Muskoka Lakes Music Festival/Muskoka Chautauqua. Her latest book, With Knowing Eyes; Canadian Women in Song includes traditional & contemporary songs, with music, chords, illustrations, etc. She has recorded a CD of selected songs. She also taught a course at Wilfrid Laurier University based on its contents. She is President of Brandy Creek Music & Publications Inc.


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