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2023
After the trauma of covid and more than 18 months of live music devastation, 2022 saw a nice
return to some sort of normality.
Thanks so much to music fans for coming back to shows and supporting the arts!
Coming up in 2023
- a number of festivals already confirmed including Port Fairy https://portfairyfolkfestival.com/
And the very fine Melbourne Guitar Show https://melbourneguitarshow.com.au/ ; also the lovely
Boolarra Folk Festival http://www.boolarrafolkfestival.com.au/
- the album just recorded with vocalist extraordinaire Mick Pealing will be a significant focus of 2023.
Song From This Town will be released in February and we’ll be presenting it around the country. It
features nine new original songs. Check it out https://pealingcharles.com/mick-pealing-nick-charles
- please visit https://www.charlesguitar.com/ for the latest news, tours and recordings.


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2020 – what a year! My last gig was at Big Pig Little Pig way back in March and nothing specific as yet on the horizon.

Although “Stars” are booked for Melbourne’s Memo venue next April.

...My new album Guitar Music is now available through Black Market Music and on Spotify etc. See the first review on my home page from Tony Hillier.
...My own sales page will soon be up and running and I have stock of all of my recordings
...My Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/NickCharlesMyPlace/ is worth a look and “like”. I regularly add tunes and thoughts there.
...Writing lots of songs with Mick Pealing for a proposed duo album
...Don’t forget to join my mailing list – just email pac50@bigpond.net.au


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2017 – a stellar touring year including a 12 th US tour of major festivals and shows
2018 – new album planned !
Festivals so far booked for 2018
Australian Blues Festival – Goulburn
Illawarra Folk Festival
Port Fairy Folk Festival
Melbourne Guitar Show
more TBA
Recording , writing and touring with legendary OZ band “Stars”
2018 NZ toured planned
Tours to all Australian states
Join Nick’s email list for regular news and planned shows- via pac50@bigpond.net.au


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Now available - Nick’s latest album “The River Flows”


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The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016
MBAS (VICTORIA/TASMANIA BLUES AWARDS FOR 2016)

ARTIST OF THE YEAR – Nick Charles

ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Nick Charles “The River Flows”

SONG OF THE YEAR – Nick Charles “Three Lines Deep “ (from “The River Flows”)

SOLO/DUO PERFORMER OF THE YEAR – Nick Charles


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"2014 Port Fairy Folk Festival Maton Artist of the Year"
"Into The Blues"
Nick's first dedicated Acoustic Blues album in more than a decade. Reviewed - Rhythms Magazine December 2012 ..and is now multi-award winning!
"Sunset Blues" (from "Into the Blues") 2013 Australian Song Contest, Instrumental Category - 1st Place
"Into the Blues" Victoria/Tasmania Blues Awards 2013 - Album of the Year
"Light at the End of the Road" Victoria/Tasmania Blues Awards 2013 - Song of the Year (from "Into the Blues")
"Nick Charles/Into the Blues" Victoria/Tasmania Blues Awards 2013 - Solo Artist of the Year
"Light at the End of the Road" Australian Blues Music "Chain" Awards 2013 - Song of the Year (from "Into the Blues")
"Into the Blues" Number 2 "Australian National Public Radio Chart"


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News Flash USA

Nick's New US Record Distributor.

Solid Air Records from California has signed Nick And that’s a huge achievement. They are the home of many of the world’s finest guitarists and recently won a Grammy.
They will be releasing “The Nick Charles Collection” (a mix of “My Place” and “Grace Notes” plus two new tracks) and “Travelling Fingerpicker” in its entirety.
"Australian Nick Charles is fond of that area where the roots of blues, jazz, folk and country collide, listing a diverse range of influences such as Robert Johnson, Big Bill Broonzy, Doc Watson, Merle Travis, Kenny Burrell and Django Reinhardt. The virtuosity and eclectic nature of Nick’s music has developed and flourished for more than 25 years of performing, writing, recording and touring in many various musical settings.
A regular traveller to all corners of Australia, the USA and the UK, Nick has collected numerous awards and accolades along the way including the Australian Song Competition 1st Prize and Blues Song and Blues Albums of the year. Melbourne’s The Age newspaper has stated, Nick Charles is “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic roots guitar.”

We are thrilled to help introduce Nick Charles to fans of great acoustic guitar playing with this Collection as well as his Travelling Fingerpicker CD…enjoy! "
~~ James Jensen