1. Flip Flop Fly
2. Hold Me Baby
3. Tell Mama
4. Stormy Monday
5. Animal Called the Blues
Sir Charles Atkins, Professor of the Blues, Tallahassee's
Soul Brother Number One: these are all titles that Charles
Atkins has earned. To most people, he is known as a serious
musician and a polite gentleman with a social conscious. A
real, down home person, and a talented musician with a big
heart. Charles learned music at the Florida School for the
Blind in Saint Augustine, Florida and later earned a degree
in music education at Florida State University. His chosen
instruments are keyboards and vocals. He has performed with
Sam and Dave, and Benny Latimore. He has since branched out
on his own. Charles Atkins is not just a piano player, a soulful
vocalist, and a talented songwriter; he has produced and played
for other artists' recordings. Charles is willing to share
his experience, teaching music in several settings. Charles
plays in various groups, duos and trios, and with his most
recent venture, the Charles Atkins Blues Band.
A Poem by Antwan J.Jones Called
"The Blind Musician" 4/3/2014
Smooth jazz hands hitting the piano keys like magic is a lovely habit
worth not breaking to put a smile on others.
The soulful blues singer got a voice so rich and velvety sending waves of
good vibes to the masses.
Legend, teacher, mentor, and friend to many but a simple every day man
with many gifts that inspire.
Wise as the owl with knowledge beyond the years that serves as a staple
to future generations to follow suit.
The crowd pleaser, entertainer, and showman dazzles many with his works of art on and off the stage at the end of the day he's still a cool cat with the musician's touch on life, the blind musician.