Ottawa based country star Charlie Major played a stripped down acoustic show at Average Joes, Feb. 25 for an almost full house at Average Joes.
He captivated the crowd from the beginning, who sat quietly paying attention as he started with some of his slower and mid -tempo hits but had a lot of them dancing by the end of the show.
He had them in the palm of his hand early in his set with “Do it for the Money” and had them dancing “Side By Side.” He played a couple excellent new songs including “A Night To Remember” and told a few tales between them.
“ I’m Gonna Drive You Out of My Mind,” drew a lot of applause an d got a few more dancers in front of the stage or it. Upbeat country rockers like “ Life’s Too Short, The Night’s Too Long” and “ Keep On Living” translated well to just an acoustic guitar.
In fact all of them did. You could hear every word he song, though not so much his stories.
“Some Days Are Better” had people singing along as did crowd favourite “ It Can’t Happen To Me.”
Major knows his way around a lyrical hook and showed it. He sang an excellent mix of tender ballads and insightful stories.
I enjoyed “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.”
By the end of the show, one woman threw her thong on stage at him during the last song of his set. It landed right on his guitar.
When he returned for the encore, he put it on his mic stand and then knocked it off, saying “ It wouldn’t be right to sing with that there.”
— By Richard Amery. L.A. Beat Editor