Singer and guitarist Charlie Zahm, a native of Michigan and current Coatesville resident, brought musical history to a Delaware State House concert when he performed a number of songs from his rich repertoire of maritime, Americana, and Old West hymns, writes Craig Horleman for the Delaware State News.
Zahm performed last month at the monthly Delaware Friends of Folk Old State House concert series at The Green in Dover. Best known for his performances at Celtic music festivals, Zahm always focuses on the history behind the songs.
“It all comes down to storytelling for me,” he said. “I love reading great stories, and songs that keep these great stories alive have been around as long as man.”
Zahm got his love for Celtic songs from his mother, who was born in Canada, in the largely Scottish province of Ontario.
“The music is still very much valued in the countryside. It is integral to the community life, especially in a place like Nova Scotia,” he said. “Everyone plays the fiddle, and everyone dances, and that spirit was instilled in me at an early age.”
Read the entire interview in the Delaware State News here.