And Nothing More
This CD is Charlie's first release in several years, and during that time he has gone through many life changes. "So has our world", he comments. Now, with today's developing technology he has been given the means to faithfully reproduce the music as he hears it in his heart. Creating this album has been a true labor of love. These songs were created during a period from his teen years to the present and the CD is intended to remind us both of who we have been and of who and what we can become. He sings songs of life's many changes and shares through his music and words the effects on his life of events such as his father's untimely death and his time in the military. Charlie's love of music and his desire to share has prompted the creation of this CD. Now that this collection is finally a true reflection of his heart's music it is time to release it to the world and to his fans, old and new. Of the many songs he has written over the years, Charlie has chosen these in order to provide you with an intimate view of his world. This CD also contains a personal introduction to the songs composed by him for listeners world-wide. He deeply appreciates all of the Emails and letters from his fans expressing how his music has touched their lives and their hearts. His love of people, nature and our world is illustrated through these songs. The harmonies and emotion in this music is intended to uplift our hearts and souls, reminding us of the good things possible in life. They convey the lessons he has learned and touch deeply the experiences many of us have as we go through life. "Our world is changing" he says. "We are now faced with the opportunity to change and make a positive difference for all the generations to come". Great appreciation goes to Riff by Riff Studios.com and Brad Kale for the tireless contribution and assistance in the creation of this new CD. The CD is a compilation of songs written ranging from Charlie's early teens to the present. Each of the songs holds a special meaning which he has expressed through his music. The creation of this CD fulfills a dream of being able to share music in the way he truly hears it in his heart. "Country Music" is a true account of Charlie's early childhood and the effect that family and friends had on his life. When called to serve his country in the army, he left a sweetheart and quiet life behind. Then he created "Each Night". During his time in service he wrote "Colors", "I Found A Way" and "That It's Good"..Before he was able to understand his father through the eyes of an adult he passed on. This event has touched every aspect of his adult life and left unanswered questions. Hence there comes "What Would Papa Think of Me Now". When we are young we see LOVE and responsibility far differently then we do as years pass. This is what influenced "A Foolish Man". A very dear friend, spiritual man and minister known as Mani (Pureheart), in time provided me the prayer "And Nothing More" asking that Charlie set it to music to complete it. The song holds a very deep and special meaning. As our world changed he felt the need to remind us of who we are and wrote "Back To The Basics". Charlie demonstrates a variety of song styles with this CD, from true country sounds to a Spirit filled prayer which Charlie has set to music. For that special person who was there from the start he wrote "Thank You Momma". Then to keep us focused on our future he has now written "There's Always Going To Be A Tomorrow". His voice conveys deep emotion and the potency and passion to assist us on our personal journeys as we go through life. "Our world is changing" he says. "We are now faced with the opportunity to change and make a positive difference for all the generations to come". Charlie has performed throughout the world and holds to the core belief that we are all One - the human race. We can choose to find a better way of doing things and can reconnect with basic values of Love, Respect, and Pride in ourselves, our country and our beautiful world. Please enjoy "And Nothing More" and let him know how his music has touched your heart, your life and your world.