About Charlie ...
Charlie's folk roots are in the music of the late Sixties and early Seventies.
An accomplished fingerstyle/Travis picking guitarist, he also flatpicks, plays harmonica, and sings.
These skills were learned while attenting college in Northfield Mn. and
further developed while earning an engineering degree in Boston Ma.
Work took precedence, but in 1998 Charlie
and played in the Summer Concert Series
in Kiel, Wi. and the Evening
the Park Concerts in Brillion, Wi. This was followed by open
performances from 2004 to present.
from the Milwaukee area, Charlie got his first guitar while in high
school. As a freshman in college he met a fellow student who taught him
how to Travis pick. Interest in the guitar grew and Charlie became a
member of a renowned, but short lived, jug band - The Greenfield
Iowa Mollases Truck Explosion. Now residing in the New Holstein
Wi. area, Charlie performs regularily - solo, sometimes with son
Christopher, or with Rough Around the Edges (Charlie, Christopher, Bill
on bass, Fred on dobro).
Caution: the following commentary is not to be taken seriously!
plays two 45 minute sets. The first set has the more
and Mr. Cramer
performs this set sober. In the second set Mr.
condition is as
he sees fit. Mr. Cramer plays for a modest fee plus all
beer), ½ downpayment before the concert, ½ after the
concert. If Mr. Cramer
does not like the
leaves with the ½ downpayment.
All aspects of
fees, playing condition, beer, downpayment, leaving - are
negotiable. --- You can find better but you'll never pay more ---
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