album release show July 11, 2023

the 2023 album “collaborations volume 1” has been out for a few weeks, and i’ve been thrilled to hear people shouting out requests at my recent shows. i’ve also been selling some records online and at shows, very exciting.

now i am thrilled to announce an album release show, which will be truly epic. 16 ! of my collaborators will join me to perform most of the songs off the record plus a handful more. i’ve never used the word star-studded before, but maybe now is the time for it. list of performers below, but first, here are details of the show:

July 11, 2023

21c Museum Hotel

chicago, IL


RSVP link: click here

doors: 6:30pm

show: 7:30pm

performers, in order from left to right in picture above:

Leslie Hunt, Kevan Eftekhari, Kiley Moore, Alan Maniacek, Nate Urbansky, Kasey Foster, Ryan Chamlin, Leslie Beukelman, My Boy Elroy, Matt Rezetko, PHENOM, Matt Walker, Joe Re, Papamack, Ryan Tedder, Patrick Dinnen

new official music video

after 18 grueling months of work, here is a new full length music video: “what’s that say” featuring leslie beukelman

leslie beukelman – vocals

thorne brandt – video help

kasey foster – choreography

matt rezetko – percussion

rollin weary – mix

brandyn spacely – equipment

new album, “collaborations volume 1”

in march of 2020, when we all found out we were gonna be at home for a while, i hit up a bunch of musicians to see who wanted to collaborate remotely. a lot of them did, so this album is 18 of my favorite projects during that time.

currently, you can buy a compact disc here

here are the digital links:


apple music


for all music videos and lyrics, go here

West Tour!

charlie is playing a series of shows in San Diego/LA and then on the way home. here are some dates:

feb 18 – SimpleBar (Los Angeles, CA)

feb 20 – Sand Dollar Downtown (Las Vegas, NV)

feb 22 – The Fremont (Des Moines, IA)

feb 23 – Brokedown Palace (Omaha, NE)

feb 24 – Byron’s (Pomeroy, IA)

feb 25 – The Lift (Dubuqe, IA)

all details can be found at https://tourbox.songkick.com/artists/10191346/calendar


The GEAR + 1 are back at Chop Shop Jan 13, 2023. This place is so special to me, I chronicle each performance as part of the Chop Shop series. This is the 4th time, and here’s why it’s gonna be special: i moved my sessions from a mac to a PC, just so i could use a new computer program called “Hive,” which I’m currently beta testing for my friend Vince Naples (aka DRMBT). It allows real-time video manipulation that I connect to the music. Hard to explain, so come to the show for more details.

Buy tix here.


new album in the works, tentatively titled “GETPERMANENT”. !!!! the title comes from something my daughter used to say for when she was getting determined to do something.

here’s how these things work: i have two weeks in my studio with no ideas at all and very few other obligations, and i will make a bunch of little seeds from scratch, then i’ll spend a year or so bringing them to fruition. if you wanna help out, sign up on my patreon. i will post updates of how things are going there.