Charlie plays Mission coffee house

The Mission Coffee House Concert Series continues this Saturday, with blues musician Gerald Charlie.

The Mission Coffee House Concert Series continues this Saturday, with blues musician Gerald Charlie.

The concert will be held at the Mission Community Activity Centre (10th and Taulbut). It will feature a 7 p.m. open mike session with Kitchen Sync, and at 8 p.m. the main act will be Gerald Charlie. Admission costs $5.

Gerald Charlie is touted as “the real blues warrior of the West Coast.”

The stories he tells are true, and come from real-life situations.

His first CD won “Best Blues Debut Recording” in Canada in 1999.

His recent CD, entitled “Out There” made the Real Blues Top 100.

Charlie has been featured on APTN Television Beyond Words for two seasons and has given air time on several radio stations around the world, receiving good reviews in international magazines.

This bluesman has been kept busy performing at private functions and festivals around B.C. and Washington State.

The Mission Coffee House Concert Series is put together by volunteers to help promote local talent. sim,steppingstonemusic@shaw.ca to be put on the list.

The Mission Community Activity Centre is just up the hill from the Mission Leisure Centre. It is a refurbished fire hall with a big area to hold concerts. Easy to find on 10th and Taulbut.