Charles Atkins cranks out the kind of big-voiced, jump shuffle blues generally associated with Big Joe Turner, Bobby Blue Bland and Little Milton.
Charles Atkins, born and raised in Daytona Beach and New York, has become one of the finest blues men that Florida has ever produced. His performances interpret blues at its best, from fast-paced shuffles to foot-stomping rockers to mournful, slow blues. His playing and singing evoke the healing power of the blues. Since becoming a driving force of the Daytona music scene in the 60's and 70's, Charles has worked throughout the Eastern U.S. and California. His performances at the Florida Folk Festival and at other Florida and Georgia festivals have been celebrated events.
Charles Atkins (Piano and Vocals),
Perry Osborn (Guitar and Vocals),
Adam Gaffney (Bass Guitar & Percussion),
Deb Berlinger (Percussion)