Nick Charles’ fourth album, New Kind Of Feeling (BMM 306.2), takes his dextrous guitar finger picking to new heights. The album travels with a smooth elegance as Charles displays proficiency and control over his instrument.

Using acoustic and slide steel guitar, Charles positions himself as one of the premier masters of his craft. The album features several vocal tracks, a first for Charles (excluding the single vocal track on 2001’s Grace Notes album). His originals range from quick-paced frolics to softer, flowing arrangements.

“I was conscious when I began writing the album that it had a different feel to all my previous work. Personal turmoil coupled with a parched landscape, a new instrument and an artistic challenge sowed the seed for what I believe is my best work to date. The break in the drought around Wild Dog Hill, Victoria, where I recorded the album, seemed to trigger the completion of many of the compositions. It created the organic connection that I look for in the completion of any project. I've captured these connections through the music and words on New Kind of Feeling,” says Charles.

Blues greats Big Bill Broonzy, Blind Blake and Mississippi John Hurt have all inspired Charles’ work, alongside Doc Watson, Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Willie Dixon and Hank Williams are his favourite composers.
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