Sunday, Sept 8, 1 pm, Vintage Coffee Bar
Bob Chartier, a true late bloomer, started singing in the sixties - his age, not the famous decade. He found his buried voice at age 60 and for the past dozen years he sings every day, has written over 100 songs and has performed in venues such as the Ness Creek Bluegrass and Old Tyme Festival and the Water Valley Music Festival. He was one of the founders of the Music Mile project that saw a music district formed in the heart of Calgary, musicmile.ca. He founded and hosts the Songwriters in the Round at the Gravity Café on the Music Mile in Inglewood. He has a number of impromptu music accomplices (The Coffee Row Orchestra) who try to make him look good. Bob is a singer songwriter and performs many of his own songs as well as a variety of Roots/Americana type cover songs. He has done well in both the ATB songwriters and the Ship and Anchor songwriter contests (came in fourth in 2019). He is partial to gospel but stops at taking up a collection.