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August 27 from 7:00pm - 8:30pm
BOP STOP presents Charlie Ballantine for a live streamed concert at 7pm on Thursday August 27th. This stream can be viewed on BOP STOP's Facebook page. This event is free but donations are greatly appreciated and can be made here: https://givebutter.com/ballantine
Born in the American heartland of Indianapolis, Indiana, Charlie Ballantine’s quicksilver guitar is all Fender Telecaster flux and flow, Deluxe Reverb danger and drive. Ballantine has two current releases: Life Is Brief: The Music of Bob Dylan and Where Is My Mind?, with two albums prior, all drawing from music and experiences documented long before he was born. Son of a blues guitarist who frequented “Indy’s” club circuit in the ‘70s and ‘80s, Ballantine has inherited the sound of the wind roaring across the plains, the desert heat of Route 66 and the lush colors of the Appalachian mountains. Balllantine’s guitar is spectral and haunting, his music an evolving tale of a young journeyman with big ears.
Ballantine’s guitar sound and musical concept is majestic, sometimes as blinding as a setting sun yet hinting at the unknown, a dark Americana whose remnants remain if you know where to look. That Ballantine is exploring singular music is a given. Growing up in a musical household, Ballantine was exposed early on to the pop greats, but also the sounds of jazz, blues, pop and rock.
Ballantine graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a degree in Jazz Studies; he currently teaches guitar performance at Marian University in Indianapolis.
Currently working on an album of original material, Ballantine continues to tour the Midwest, listening and watching, following the muse.Back to Calendar