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Empress Theatre presents Charlie A’Court on Nov. 4

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Charlie A’Court performs Nov. 4 at the Empress Theatre. Photo by Riley Smith.

East coast sensation Charlie A’Court is bringing his powerful voice and fierce guitar to the Empress Theatre on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Described as a roots and soul musician, A’Court’s vocal chops, guitar skills and contemporary songwriting have earned him an international following and a host of awards and accolades.
A’Court has recorded five solo albums to date, including his most recent, Come on Over, winner of the 2015 East Coast Music Award for Blues Recording of the Year and 2015 Music Nova Scotia Award for Blues Recording of the Year.
A’Court grew up in rural Nova Scotia where he spent his youth learning to play guitar.
He immersed himself in his father’s vinyl record collection and discovered singers like Otis Redding and Sam Cooke.
A’Court started performing with his father on local stages at a young age, regularly impressing audiences with his soulful vocals and well-honed guitar skills.
A’Court eventually began touring and recording on his own, releasing his debut CD Colour Me Gone in 2003.
That year A’Court swept the Music Nova Scotia Awards, winning Male Artist of the Year, Blues Recording of the Year, Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year. He was also nominated for New Artist of the Year at the East Coast Music Awards.
Since then, A’Court has released four more albums, secured several Music Nova Scotia awards, and rounded up five East Coast Music awards.
Revered for his dynamic, engaging live performance, A’Court tours regularly throughout Canada and Australia, the U.S., UK and Europe.
He has headlined performances at multiple festivals and shared the stage with James Cotton, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Harry Manx, Martin Sexton, Delbert McClinton, Colin James, Dan Aykroyd, Jimmie Vaughan, and more.
A’Court’s performance is the third concert of the 2017-‘2018 Center Stage Series.
Future Center Stage Series concerts are as follows:
• Jan. 27 — The Polyjesters.
• Feb 24 — Maria Dunn.
• March 17 — Lindi Ortega.