Who knew an email subject line could mean so much?
Jeanie & Charles didn’t when singer-songwriter Jeanie Campbell opened her email and read what became the title for the duo’s first CD, Regarding Brookfield…
“We’re real proud of Regarding Brookfield…,” says guitarist and vocalist Charles Reid. “It’s about love, the good side and the not so good side. Love of your special person, love of place, love of your god.”
The title refers to Brookfield Parish where the pair met while they were playing at a fundraiser.
Jeanie & Charles recorded Regarding Brookfield… last summer with well-known Island producer and musician Gordon Belsher in Guernsey Cove, PEI.
Belsher, who runs Guernsey Cove Parlour Productions, produced, recorded, mixed and mastered the duo’s debut effort, and added bass guitar on “Cold Hearted.”
Charlene Belsher lent her talents to the cover artwork.
The eclectic sextet of songs, written by Campbell and Reid (with a help from John Boswell on two tracks), look at love in many of its forms.
“It’s a diverse work. No one tune sounds like the other, something we’re also proud of,” adds Reid.
A launch party will be held May 28 at 7 pm at The Pourhouse in Charlottetown. Tickets are available via e-transfer or at the door. CDs will be available at the show and at firstname.lastname@example.org. A portion of the proceeds go to the PEI Humane Society. Unopen pet food and other pet-related items will also be accepted at the door.
Check out Jeanie & Charles on Facebook for performance schedules and other information.