Charlie & The Bluescats Spring Tour 2018 Dordrecht
I know I said I'd be in Edam, punks. Turns out I got diverted to Dordrecht for a couple of reasons, one of them being that I had an invitation for the Ana Popovic's gig in the very same town on March 31st. As the guys were playing Jazzpodium DJS on the previous night, I decided to stay a few days in that beautiful old place. And I'm glad I did so, it was a wonderful experience. Now, back to business, punks. It didn't surprise me the great performance the guys put out there on stage on that Friday evening. As most of you punks know, a good band can only get better on the road. In fact, as performing artists and musicians, Charlie & The Bluescats came nowhere short of what I witnessed on Saturday on Ana's gig, and my message to all you punk promoters out there is: GET THEM CHEAP WHILE YOU STILL CAN! Business bullshit aside, the friendly audience that attended DJS premises on that Friday, March 30th, got an amazingly good bang for the buck performance from one of the best traditional electric Blues acts I've seen in recent years. The band was even tighter than in Monster, and if, on one hand, it sounds professional, on the other there's a perfect balance between that and the excellent craftmanship at managing emotions through dynamics and moments of sheer Blues power. I've heard often the now sometimes infamous cliché of "Keeping The Blues Alive", but one thing I can tell you, punks, Charlie is really doing what it takes to keep the Blues alive, that is, by performing them with a real Blues feeling.
Charlie & The Bluescats Spring Tour 2018 Dordrecht was really an amazing Blues concert. The DJS Blues and jazz club looked more like a juke joint than a fancy venue that night, just by sheer force of the great Blues power emanating from Charlie & The Bluescats. As soon as I finish this I'm packing and moving to the Hengelo area, where the final concert of the tour takes place next Thursday, at Cafe De Cactus. Don't miss it, punks!