FIRE!!! Blending the styles of Luther Allison, Jimmy Hendrix, Johnhy "Guitar" Watson, and George Clinton. The CD leads the way to the next level of blues.


From the shining lights hailed an incredible voice, quieting the crowd of thousands. I thought Hendrix was back! Performing with legendary blues artist James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Otis Rush, Lucky Peterson and many more, stands a young man that is making sure that ‘the Blues’ remains alive. With a voice like fiery silk, Charles’ plays the bass like the devil just came up and made a deal with him.

Raised in the ghetto of the south side of Chicago comes fire! Charles Mack was born the youngest son to L.C. and Willie Mae Mack who were from South Carolina. L.C., an incredible blues guitarist, inspired Charles to breath the blues and feel the need to stand among the legends.

The man! The next up and coming! Who has Charles performed with?

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, jazz trios, big bands, rock bands, and country groups, nationally and internationally.

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, B.B. King, Shemekia Copeland, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, 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.

Currently he tours with Grammy Award winner James Cotton.

What can you expect when you see Charles live?

Quotes from fans:

Reviewer: Kingston Mines Fan
Within the 7 years I have been hanging out at Kingston Mines, I have never seen a concert there. Charles released his CD on April 14th and man what a show. It was like being at a full production concert. Wow! I was blown away. He started the show off with these incredible vocalists, it was like being at a p-funk show! The show started off intense and then he slowed it down to some deeeeep, deeeeep, low down blues that I haven't heard any of the majors match. He has a song that was written for his mother, "Katie's Alone", very nice! Man, I know this guy is going to hit the top soon. Bravo Charles. I'm glad I had the chance to experience the "Mack Attack!".

Reviewer: SuiJuris
I was fortunate enough to be at this band's CD release party, and I agree completely with the previous reviewer. Charles Mack's CD is moody, taking the listener on a complete journey through bluesy soulfulness to I-just-gotta-move-ness, if you know what I mean, and everything in between. Mack has assembled a group of world-class artists and together they have created a dynamic statement of what blues music is today. I haven't had the CD out of my player since I got it.

Reviewer: Joey "2X" Principe
He is more than the next generation of Blues....he is the future of Blues. This album proves that Charles is no joke. Great talent. He held nothing back. True Genius. I can't wait to see him live. This CD will have a permenant home is my iPod.

Reviewer: Maxine Singleton
The cd had one of the best mixes of jazz, blues and deep down funk I've heard in many years, this is music inspired by the greats, I love, I love it !!!!!!

Reviewer: Just a fan
Dude! I know you are gonna blow up! Tight music man! Keep on pushin.


1994 Single ..... "Reminisce"

1995 "Mr Alice".... Inflatabe Soule

2004 "Call My Name"....Gregg Gibbs n Sharon Pass

2005 Album ..... "Next Generation Blues"

Set List

The bands style is a mixture of Blues, Soul, Rock and Funk.