Nick Charles

Known internationally as “Australia’s virtuoso of acoustic blues and roots guitar music” and with over 25 years touring the world playing festivals and concerts and nearly a dozen critically acclaimed albums, Nick Charles’ music is a must for lovers of great blues and roots guitar music.  Primarily the great acoustic blues and ragtime guitar masters of the 20’s and 30’s were Nick’s initial influences. Later and significantly, the brilliant country blues picking of Merle Travis and Doc Watson became ingrained in his style as well as numerous eclectic elements ranging from the jazz of Duke Ellington, the swing of Django and the more modern sounds of Leo Kottke and Chet Atkins. Nick’s latest album “Into the Blues” is a tour-de-force and a return to the fundamental elements.