Our friend Charles Neville is gone. He was a generous spirit who shared his soul and his tremendous wisdom with everyone he knew. Vickie and I were blessed to know him for just over 10 years, and in that short time we felt the warmth of his heart, the power of his music and the brilliance of his infectious smile transform every audience who had the great pleasure of being in the house while he was on stage. We are deeply grateful to Henri Smith for bringing Charles to Gloucester and Beverly and introducing him to us. Here’s a taste of what it was like to be in his presence — filmed at Celebrate Gloucester in 2010 and at the Larcom in Beverly in 2013.