BRING ON THE STORM
From way out east in Dartmouth, N.S., comes the rock with soul sound of Charlie A'Court, and he brings a stellar sound to his release of Bring On The Storm.
This is A'Court's third solo album, to go with an extensive list of other recording credits with bands and as a guest performer, and you can hear pretty quickly why this guy would be wanted as an addition to a recording session.
Musically this guy has a sound which is pretty diverse, with elements of blues (he performed with Glamour Puss so you know he has a blues base), as well as pop/rock and soul. As a result A'Court picked up Blues/R & B Artist/Recording of the Year at the Music Nova Scotia Awards, and he won the 2007 ECMA Pop Recording of the Year for Bring On The Storm.
A'Court hits the ground running here with the lead cut Big Dark Canyon, which ultimately might be the best of the bunch. That said Broken Man is a killer tune too. The title cut is also one that is memorable.
However, overall this is a darn nice album. A'Court has a smooth voice, one you will remember, and the music has a sound which should find a broad audience because it has such a diverse range of influences which A'Court brings together smoothly.
Definitely a Canadian talent who deserves more recognition for his efforts.
Check this guy out at www.charlieacourt.com
-- CALVIN DANIELS
-- Review first appeared in Yorkton This Week newspaper Mar. 5, 2008 - Yorkton, SK. Canada