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Portrait of Charles Mack

Charles Mack

About Charles Mack

Hillside, IL

Raised on the south side of Chicago comes fire! Charles Mack was born the son of L.C. and Willie Mae Mack who were from Aiken South Carolina. L.C., an incredible blues guitarist, inspired Charles to learn about blues and what blues is all about. Charles’s father, his aunt and uncle were the most incredible blues guitarist of their time. Even though they weren’t signed to a record label, many people have heard of them, especially his uncle Buddy Mack.

Charles studied hard by listening to his family on guitar and singing. He learned every expression and feel that was put behind each note of the blues.

The man! The next up and coming! Who has Charles performed with? Good question! Let me tell you.

With over 20 years of experience, ranging from free-lance artist to lead artist. Charles Mack has dedicated his career to excellence within the field of music. From classical and contemporary jazz to blues, R&B and hip-hop, Charles’s virtuosity transcends genres. Charles started playing at the early age of 8, when he taught himself how to play piano, “The Creature Feature” Bass line was his first song. He performed with marching bands playing tuba, which landed him a scholarship to Tennessee State University.

As a bassist, Charles has performed with the army and navy bands nationally and internationally in small ensembles, jazz trios, big bands, rock bands, and country groups.

As a freelance musician, Charles has shared the stage with the alternative rock group Inflatable Soule, the rap group Cypress Hill, blues and R&B artist Ko Ko Taylor, Shemekia Copeland, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Maria Muldaur, Marcia Ball, Lucky Peterson, Bernard Allison, Otis Taylor, Jimmy Johnson, and numerous Jazz ensembles.

Not stopping there, Charles has also recorded with Cee Cee Peniston , Farly “Jackmaster” Funk and George Jackson of Ruff N’ Tuff Records.

Toured with Grammy Award winner James Cotton and Sony Records Lucky Peterson. Currently, doing a CD release promotional tour.


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