When we caught wind that the totally talented bluesman Charlie A’Court was teaming up with that wonderful country group Witchitaw we just had to get the scoop on every single smidge of their incredible union! A union that includes a brand new LIVE album and a fantastic fall tour both of which have been perfectly titled WHEN COUNTRY GETS THE BLUES.
We did just that on the September 22, 2021 broadcast of SEA AND BE SCENE… And HEARD when we connected with the award-winning artist Mr. A’Court from his home in Dartmouth, NS and Witchitaw frontman Jason Spinney from his place in Berwick, NS. It was a fun-filled chat during which we got the inside skinny on their onstage chemistry and discovered their big hopes for taking their tour around the world and naturally squeezed in as much of their marvellous music as we could within the hour. You can listen to the podcast version of that episode here.
What follows is their official press release which includes tour dates and ticket links.
“When Country Get The Blues” Tour, featuring Charlie A’Court and Witchitaw – Press Release
Powerhouse blues artist Charlie A’Court and outlaw country-rockers Witchitaw, have joined forces to create an exciting new show called, “When Country Gets The Blues”. Together, these well-known East Coast artists are set to embark on a theatre tour that will make stops in all three Maritime provinces this fall. To celebrate the tour, A’Court and Witchitaw have recorded a brand new live album.
Separately, each act is known for its entertaining live shows and commitment to its respective genre. A’Court is a 5-time East Coast Music Award Winner, known for delivering his brand of blues and soul. Witchitaw is described as true-blue outlaw troubadours, complete with country heartache and southern-fried rhythms. Combined, Witchitaw and A’Court bridge the gap by paying homage to the legends of country and blues, as well as showcasing their own original material. Think Willie Nelson and Ray Charles, Waylon Jennings and Muddy Waters, Witchitaw and Charlie A’Court.
“I remember Jason Spinney from Witchitaw coming up to me at a music conference with this idea on a collaboration,” recalls A’Court. He remembers, “Jason was excited about bringing the two genres together that blurred the lines and I was interested in exploring the idea.”
Frontman Jason Spinney of Witchitaw explains, “We had seen Charlie perform at an awards show and I thought to myself, man I bet that guy could sing the hell out of a country song!”
When Country Gets The Blues was originally set to tour in 2020 but the show had to be postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The extra time allowed the quarantined collaborators to produce a live album of their debut performance at the 2019 Cavendish Beach Music Festival. The live album features ten tracks illustrating the special connection these two artists share on stage. A fired-up Cavendish crowd was treated to hits from Witchitaw and A’Court, including gems from John Fogerty, Vince Gill and B.B. King. The live album is set for release on Tuesday, September 21.
September 25th / 2021- Digby Pines Resort, Digby, Nova Scotia
October 1st / 2021 – Harbourfront Theatre, Summerside, Prince Edward Island
October 2nd / 2021 – Kings Playhouse, Georgetown, Prince Edward Island
October 8th / 2021 – Marigold Theatre, Truro, Nova Scotia
October 9th / 2021 – Imperial Theatre, Saint John, New Brunswick
October 16th / 2021 – Astor Theatre, Liverpool, Nova Scotia
October 23rd / 2021 – The Union Street, Berwick, Nova Scotia