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Charlie McCoy/Reckless Saints in Concert

March 19, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
$18.00
This is an outdoor show that will be moved inside if necessary
Our final ACMA Alliance show of the season will feature Charlie McCoy sharing the stage in the Round with The Reckless Saints. Any musician in Nashville has heard of Charlie McCoy. A mainstay in Music City since the ’60s, Charlie has played on dozens of hit records, including work with such legends as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Simon and Garfunkel, George Jones, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and many more. The solo work of this Country Music Hall Of Fame member is contained on more than three dozen albums that Charlie has released over the past four decades.
How reservations work for outdoor concerts: We will be accepting the first 132 people for concert reservations. IF weather threatens the outdoor concert it will be moved to our indoor theatre for general admission seats. If there is no weather threat we will sell additional tickets at the door the day of the concert.
Tickets.  Public $16.00. or at Show
Tickets. www.artsinlee.org
Charlie has performed all over America, Japan twenty times and in over two hundred cities and towns in Europe.
A member of the Country Music Hall Of Fame
There are numerous super-session musicians in Nashville, but very few with the longevity of Charlie McCoy. In addition to being a fixture in Nashville studios for 48 years, he also has his own recording career going full tilt. (He has recorded 35 solo albums.) He served as the music director for eightteen years for the syndicated television series, “Hee Haw”.
Charlie McCoy began working sessions in the early 60s, one of the first being “Candy Man” by Roy Orbison. “Forty nine dollars”, says Charlie. That’s how much I was paid for that session back in 1961. “It got Roy another hit and me a career. For a twenty year old to make $49 for three hours work back then, it was a dream.
Shortly after the release of “Candy Man”, Charlie became one of the in-demand session players in Nashville. His session credits are literally a who’s who of country music. For a fifteen year stretch, he did more than 400 sessions a year. A grand total would number more than 12,000. (and he’s still going) In the last twenty years, he has been touring more with many appearances in Europe and Japan.
In addition to country sessions, Charlie was a mainstay on Elvis Presley recordings both in Nashville and Los Angeles. When Bob Dylan recorded “Highway 61”, “Blond On Blond”, “John Wesley Harding”, and “Nashville Skyline”, Charlie was there, playing on these land-mark recordings. He was also heard on Simon and Garfunkle’s “The Boxer” in addition to many hits from genres other than country music.
Charlie McCoy began recording for Monument Records in the late 60s and recorded 14 albums for the label, beginning with “The World Of Charlie McCoy”. He won the Grammy in 1972 for his album, “The Real McCoy”. He won CMA’s “Instrumentalist Of The Year” two times and the Academy Of Country Music’s “Specialty Instrument Award” seven times. He is a member of the “International Musician’s Hall Of Fame” and the “West Virginia Music Hall Of Fame”.
In addition to making his own recordings, Charlie was a member of a legendary recording band, “Area Code 615”. The band featured many of the top session players in Nashville.
While Charlie predominately known as a harmonica player, his musical prowess encompasses other instruments including guitar, bass, mallet percussion, (vibes, marimba, bells, Etc.), keyboards, and various wind instruments.
Charlie has toured in Europe and Japan regularly since 1989 and has released albums in France, Denmark, Germany and the Czech Republic.
In addition to “Hee Haw”, Charlie served a music director for other television shows including “The Colgate Country Showdown” and “The Arthritus Telethon”. He was in the house band for the TNN show “Music City Tonight” with Crook and Chase.
Charlie was given the “Musician” award from the Reunion Of Professional Entertainers” in 1994, elected to the German-American Country Music Hall Of Fame in 1998, The Hall Of Fame of the North American Country Music Association International in 2000, the International Musicians’ Hall Of Fame and the Old Time Country Music Hall of fame in 2007, and the West Virginia Music Hall Of fame in 2008.
On Feb. 4, 2009, it was announced that Charlie would be inducted into the Country Music Hall Of Fame along with Roy Clark and Barbara Mandrell.
If you need a harp on your record, Charlie is “Still Harpin’”
CHARLIE JOINS THE GRAND OLE OPRY
Charlie was shocked and pleased on stage at the Grand Ole Opry on June 11, 2022, with the question many musicians dream of hearing but only few ever do: Will you become the next member of the Grand Ole Opry?
He accepted without missing a beat. He was invited to become a member of the Grand Ole Opry at the Saturday performance, the first time in decades that two artists received an invitation during the same Opry broadcast, per the show.
“I’ve had so many amazing things happen but I wanna tell you what: This is the icing on my cake,” he said on stage as he soaked in the moment.
Sharing the stage with Charlie is ACMA’s own The Reckless Saints…Roy Schneider and Kim Mayfield.
Reckless Saints founder Roy Schneider was 16 and in hiding when a friend loaned him a guitar. He had just broken out of a Straight, Inc. facility after a horrific year-long incarceration, where he had been denied the right to play an instrument or even listen to music. Having access to a guitar again – as well as the support of good friends – helped him survive while he waited to turn 18, and begin his lifelong love affair with making music. Schneider went on to pursue visual arts, learning how to design toys in 3D, and writing and drawing syndicated comic strip “The Humble Stumble” through United Media. Ultimately, his passion for the many flavors of music that define the Americana genre, combined with his innate ability to play most anything with strings, led him to give up the ‘day jobs’ for a career in music.
He was making a living performing in local bars when Roy met Kim Mayfield. She added keyboard, mandolin, rhythm guitar, harmony vocals, and the idea to take the music on the road. The duo spent over a decade touring and recording 5 CDs of original music.
Reckless Saints, the CD, has hovered in the top 50 on Roots Music Reports Americana Country chart since shortly after its release, and was included in their ‘Best of 2019’ and ‘Best of 2020’ lists. The album features production ‘Guidance Counselor’ Gurf Morlix on the lone cover- Blaze Foley’s Election Day. Other guest artists include Freebo (Bonnie Raitt) on bass and Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie McCoy on harmonica.
Roy, and/or the duo, have shared stages/bills or opened for the likes of John McEuen (Nitty Gritty Dirt Band), Joe Craven, Malcolm Holcombe, Eilen Jewell Band, Chuck Prophet, Brothers Comatose, and Charlie McCoy among others. Schneider accompanied folk icon Tom Paxton on his last solo tour in Florida after which Paxton pronounced him ‘one of those horrible people who seemingly can play anything they pick up and play it beautifully.”
Details
Date: March 19, 2023
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost: $18.00
Venue
Venue Name: Alliance for the Arts
Address: 10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

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