Who is Blue-Eyed Charlie?


Blue-Eyed Charlie lives on the northern tip of the Olympic peninsula of Washington, near the town of Sequim (pronounced Skwim), 25 miles south of Victoria, British Columbia.    

Charlie was born in South Carolina and grew up in Mississippi.  Prone to making drastic changes at times, he left the Deep South and spent 27 years in the high desert, on the edge of Albuquerque, adjacent to the Sandia Mountains of New Mexico .   Eventually, he traded the dry air and sunshine for the big trees, forested mountains, water, and gray skies of the Pacific Northwest.  Thus, he has finally managed to migrate across the entire contiguous United States.  

Charlie has been playing guitar for over 50 years, although he had nearly given it up when Michael Hedges encouraged him to get back to alternate tunings and experiment more with them in the early 1990s.

He released his first album, Simply Put, in 1999.  Simply Put utilizes his mellow, Martin OO-18  acoustic guitar, and vocals, occasionally augmented by his Native American flute.

Lost in the Minutia (2002) was a bit darker, mainly employing his Martin D35 and Santa Cruz D, along with some vocals and keyboard.   Acoustic Eclectica and Eclectic Again - From Mellow to Not are completely instrumental, mainly utilizing his Santa Cruz D, accompanied by very light keyboard that soothes the soul.  Acoustic Spectrum, released in early 2022, is completely instrumental, with subtle keyboard accompanying his Santa Cruz guitar.  Bridges, released in early 2023, is a collection of songs with a wide range of topics, ranging from bad decisions to Covid to frustation and...love.       

Acoustic Spectrum