We were at the Paramount Blues Challenge yesterday in Waubeka, WI. There were some amazing musicians on hand for some scorching blues. At the end, Too Sick Charlie was selected by the judges as the solo/duo act winner. We’ll be headed to Memphis in January 2022 for the International Blues Challenge representing Wisconsin. This has been a year long quest as last year’s event was cancelled. I can’t express enough thanks and gratitude for those around me that made this journey possible......(you know who you are; the Too Sick Charlies VIPs)
Too Sick Charlie and his One Man Blues Band may call Wisconsin home but his music is deeply rooted in the blues of the north Mississippi Hill country. With his cigar box guitars he picks out hip-grinding licks and lays down some solid beats with his suitcase drum and tambourine snare. And throw in some harp for good measure. It’s a sound and playing style that is deceptively larger than it seems.
2021 Paramount Blues Challenge winner
HEARD ON THE STREET
Too Sick is Too Sick: Gut bucket guitar, blues, and smooth, high-livin' honey in a whiskey jar for pipes.
Lynnea and Ted Lauffer, Gray Dog Deli
You've got a blues act that sends me straight down South. Inspired swamp slide sounds.
Ryan McGrath, The Ryan McGrath Band
OMG is this guy is good! Epic night of Blues Music...
Tony Koenk, Brix 340