Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Michael Charles Is Coming To Laramie
Coming all the way from the Down Under, Grammy-elected Chicago Blues Hall of Fame artist Michael Charles and his Band will be performing in Laramie this month.
Join us for the concert as he takes you on a non-stop guitar-driven journey through thirty-nine years and thirty-eight releases.
Charles is traveling on his fifteenth consecutive international tour, as he goes to the USA, Canada, and Australia. Charles will be having a total of four shows in Wyoming, including Caper, Laramie, Cheyenne, and Rock Springs, before heading off to Illinois.
- Date: Thursday, October 20
- Time: 7 p.m.
- Location: Buckhorn Bar & Parlor (114 East Ivinson St.)
- For more information, click HERE
About Michael Charles
Michael Charles's musical pilgrimage started over five decades ago in his birthplace Melbourne, Australia. While enjoying a successful musical crusade of touring, recording, and numerous television and radio appearances in his homeland, Michael received an invitation from Buddy Guy’s management to appear at the infamous Legends in Chicago, Illinois USA. Graciously accepting the honor, Michael Charles traveled the twelve thousand five hundred miles and took the stage with Mr. Buddy Guy. After numerous trips back and forth, Michael Charles made the monumental and life-changing decision to make America his home. Charles worked the whole Chicago blues circuit performing with Mr. Buddy Guy, Phil Guy, James Cotton, Eddy Clearwater, Junior Wells, and George Baze, as well as touring with blues legend, Jimmy Dawkins.
Through the next twenty years, and now a nine times Grammy elected artist, Michael Charles enjoyed being featured in numerous television and radio broadcasts and several music magazines, along with gracing countless stages and pages including Chicago Blues Fest, Philadelphia Jazz, and Blues Fest, Windy City Live Television, WGN TV, JBTV, The Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and The College Music Journal. In In 2015 Michael Charles received the extreme honor of induction into the Blues Hall of Fame.
Michael has received endorsements from Vertex and LR Baggs and in Canada from Godin / Seagull Guitars. Michael Charles’ discography is comprised of thirty-five releases including a double CD thirty-year anthology released in 2014 and the live CD “Concert at the Nest”, released in the winter of 2015.
In 2016 Australian film producer started work on a documentary chronicling the musical career of Michael Charles. The Documentary was released in March of 2018 and the DVD in 2019. "Soundtracked", the CD soundtrack to the documentary was also released in 2019. In 2020 Moonlight Label released “The Early Years", a CD of the complete 45 r.p.m. singles released from 1984-1988 by Michael Charles in Australia before he moved to the U.S.A. in 1990.
Also, in 2020 “19”, the downloadable album of all the Alone and Acoustic songs recorded during the pandemic became available. Released August 1st was a 2 CD and 1 DVD Box set chronologizing the entire pandemic experience from the recording studio.