Billy

I first heard Billy Cowsill, like many of my generation, in the late sixties, on the push button radio of my 1953 Plymouth Cranbrook. The music was not coming through with the clarity of todays Bose car speakers, but it was still able to get through to our little rock...

Pops

Big Bill Broonzy, famed Chicago bluesman, for much of his life, sang the blues on Saturday nights to make a living and engaged in some “fire and brimstone” preaching on Sunday mornings to honor his father.  This battle between the Devil owning Saturday night and the...

Leonard

It is the Juno weekend of 2018 as I write this little story. Twenty-seven years ago, I went to my first and I suppose only Juno Awards show. The Juno Awards are named after Pierre Juneau, one of my early public service heros who was instrumental in establishing...

Bucket List

Howard's Guitar February's Demo http://bobchartier.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/01-Howards-Guitar.mp3 Bucket List January's Demo...

Moments with Musicians ~ Oscar

It was early in the eighties … and we needed a break We were still a very young couple married at least a decade and a half with three kids and very little cash, We had never travelled out of the country or really had a big time vacation together. Serendipitously, Air...