RCA-CBS Recording Artist Charles Overton wants to take area residents on a tour of his life with the first of three “Music Is My Life” concerts starting this Friday at the V.F.W. Post No. 2173 in Vandalia.
“I want to kind of tell the story of my life since I’ve been involved in music so many years,” said Overton, whose past accomplishments include being in the famous group ‘Brainstorm.’ “I want people to understand I have a passion to entertain them.”
Overton said he will be presenting some new material during the three concerts and will let folks vote on which songs he should record. During his third concert, Overton plans to do a live recording of one of the songs to go live on his album.
Overton expects his name to gain some traction once again with the re-release of Brainstorm’s first three albums worldwide.
The “Brainstorm” album “Stormin” included the disco hit single “Lovin’ Is Really My Game.” The song was the 1978 Billboard Magazine Light Radio/Heavy Disco Record of the year. The album also included “This Must Be Heaven.”
For Friday night’s show, Overton will be joined by Memphis, Tennessee’s Emery Lovett.
He met Lovett through her work with the Chump Change Blues Band. The two have been recording together over the past couple of years.
At the first concert, posters of the event will be available for sale along with a special four song mini-CD, which is a first part to the new album. There will be 7:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows with tickets and dinner costing just $20. The menu features Uncle Shocko’s baby back rib dinners and fish dinners with two sides.
Call 573-975-7060 or 573-594-2635 to reserve tickets in advance. Doors open at 6 p.m. (BYOB).