Billy

Billy Billy https://bobchartier.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Billy.mp3 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...

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

Leonard Leonard https://bobchartier.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/Leonard_GN.mp3 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,...

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...

Moments with Musicians

Moments with Musicians Early Days … my own roots Early Days ... my own Roots https://bobchartier.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Moments-with-Musicians.mp3 My first encounter with live music and musicians was in our living room.  It came from the soundboard of the old...