At age 13 Chuck followed in his father’s musical footsteps by cutting his own trail with an old acoustic guitar purchased from a pawn shop. After three months of lessons, Chuck began playing on a Sunday afternoon radio program transmitted from a local AM station.
During his early musical career, he performed over 800 shows on various radio programs and throughout the Carolinas, culminating in a seven year weekly stint at an award winning restaurant chain and other regular stints of four and one year in length at two other well established locations.
He studied music at the world renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts and later received degrees from three colleges and universities.
As a band leader, Chuck led a contemporary service at one of the largest congregations in the Carolinas for three years. Recording numerous albums with country & gospel groups along with an individual rock-a-billy effort and his latest pop rock release, Chuck has played in various musical productions and groups ranging from big band and rock, to acoustic and instrumental.
Chuck continues to sing, write, and record story type lyrics individually and with groups across the Carolinas, performing about 50 to 100 concerts a year. He has performed live nearly 1,500 times throughout his career. During the day, he instructs college courses online with a national university and in person at a community college. Chuck’s latest release “I’m Gonna Be Your Hero” shows an influence and similarities to the following musical acts.