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Charlie Whitmire Recalls Life On The Road


June 4, 2018

Park Baker

What's it like to tour the country singing soul tunes for packed clubs on the tail of the Civil Rights movement?

Just ask Charlie Whitmire, Brevard's very own octogenarian soul singer. Whitmire, 85, has been singing – namely for his wife, Nancy – for longer than many of us have been alive. He says his secret to a long life and a powerful voice is mountain spring water.

"People ask me my secret. I got a spring in my basement. We drink that spring water and it does something. People say, 'Can I come get some?' I say, 'Nope,'" he laughed during a recent interview with The Transylvania...

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