Charles Hampton Arthur

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    Charles Arthur is a multi-instrumentalist living in Richmond, Virginia, and has been an adjunct instructor and ensemble director at Richmond since 2001. 

    In 2005, he started the school's first Bluegrass Ensemble, and in 2008 he began the American Roots Ensemble, which focuses on the Blues. In addition to teaching, Charles makes his living as a musician, and has toured the United States, Canada, and UK with award-winning Americana artist Slaid Cleaves. He has been featured on most of Cleaves’ recordings, as well as recording extensively as a sideman on commercials, soundtracks, and other international releases.  Currently, Charles is composing and performing music for public radio's 'A Grain of Sand', which airs on Richmond's WRIR.  

    Performances, recordings, and more biographical info may be found at

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