Charlie Jacobson is a passionate blues/rock artist with no fixed address. Over the last few years Charlie has played hundreds of shows across the Canadian prairies. back and forth over the Rockies and as far east as Halifax. By plane, train, streetcar and automobile, his nomadic lifestyle takes him to shows ranging from music festivals, house concerts, large blues clubs to community halls and theatres. You might see him fronting the four-piece Charlie Jacobson Band or recreating that full sound on his own, playing his suitcase drums with his heels, ripping on the guitar, singing and dancing.
Jacobson released his first full length recording "Alberta Flood " in late 2015. Supporting him on this recording were some of western Canada's blues greats including David Vest, Russell Jackson and Donald Ray Johnson. He just released a self-produced album "Charlie Jacobson - Travelin", recorded near Halifax and featuring Charlie on all tracks including vocals, guitar, bass and drums.
As well as his personal projects, Charlie has been cutting his teeth as the guitarist for some of Canada’s most well respected blues acts including Kenny “Blues Boss” Wayne, Russell Jackson and Donald Ray Johnson. This has included performances at the Calgary International Blues Festival in 2013 and 2014, and prominent blues clubs around Alberta.
In addition to being an accomplished guitarist and songwriter, Charlie is a true showman. If there is a table to dance on, a banister to slide off or a chandelier to swing from, you’ll find him working it into his passionate, high energy act. Charlie was raised in central Alberta with strong ties to the aspen parkland and his grandparent’s farm. This geography of mountains to the west, badlands in the east, prairie to the south and lakeland in the north provides a rich palette of imagery to draw on in his songwriting. The result is driving blues-rock with a sensitive heart.
Location: Red Deer, AB