Charlie D was born in Virginia and raised in the Mountains of North Carolina. While a young child, his family had him take lessons in drums, tuba, and trumpet. He finally settled on the trumpet and choir throughout his Grammar and High School years. He has been around the professional music scene since his days in the U.S. Navy.

Charlie purchased his first flat-top guitar in 1972, while stationed in the Pacific Northwest, and became hooked on the instrument. He started performing light rock, pop, and folk music in the local Cafe’s on Whidbey Island and took his bluegrass & mountain music background to the pubs in Skykomish near Steven’s Pass in the Cascade Mountains.

In 1975, while stationed in Japan on the U.S.S. Midway, he formed a band and performed at the taverns and pubs in Yokosuka, Hiyama, and Tokyo. He became so popular that the Yokosuka Navy Base commander asked if his band would perform as a warm up for the Grass Roots. The concert was billed as an American-Japanese relationship venue with other ethnical shows on stage. Charlie’s band played mostly traditional American folk songs and was well received.

The very next year, the commander of the Atsugi Navy Air Base hosted the same venue and requested Charlie’s band to perform as the top billing act. The group entertained 30,000 local folks and military families at that concert and Charlie received a letter of accommodation from the base commander for his performance.

Since 1977, Charlie has lived and worked in central Texas. His real job is with the Veterans Benefits Regional Office in Waco, Texas, but his passions are sailboat racing and music. He has performed live at festivals, at local restaurants and steak houses, for the Manor Nursing Home Christmas shows in Temple, and at private parties and weddings. His music style is mostly Dan Fogelberg and the Eagles, but plays quite a variety of music to include Old Time Country (50's & 60’s), Country Pop, Bluegrass, Gospel, Easy Listening, Light Rock, Golden Oldie Crooners like Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra, and 60’s rock & roll.

Charlie D at a wedding

Charlie D at a wedding

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  • Capt. Charlie D
    Capt. Charlie D Lake Belton
    Hey everyone! Retired with over 22 years of Federal service August 31! Expect to move the Elite 37 to Clear Lake and enjoy some Galveston Bay sailboat racing. Look for more notices for upcoming "Eagle Point Music Time Warp Projects"! I'll be out performing more in the surrounding Central Texas region and the Clear Lake-Kemah-Galveston region. Look for guest artist duos & trios up to full bands! Should be a great season for live music Texas! Capt. Charlie D

    Hey everyone! Retired with over 22 years of Federal service August 31! Expect to move the Elite 37 to Clear Lake and enjoy some Galveston Bay sailboat racing.

    Look for more notices for upcoming "Eagle Point Music Time Warp Projects"! I'll be out performing more in the surrounding Central Texas region and the Clear Lake-Kemah-Galveston region.

    Look for guest artist duos & trios up to full bands! Should be a great season for live music Texas!

    Capt. Charlie D

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Hope everyone has a great & prosperous New Year! Look for new bookings this year in Clear Lake TX as we move the Elite 37 to the Kemah marina to race the Galveston Bay! Fair winds! Capt Charlie D

    Hope everyone has a great & prosperous New Year! Look for new bookings this year in Clear Lake TX as we move the Elite 37 to the Kemah marina to race the Galveston Bay!

    Fair winds!

    Capt Charlie D

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Happy New Year everyone! Expect to see you all at live music events this year!

    Happy New Year everyone! Expect to see you all at live music events this year!

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Heading to Galveston Bay for some sailboat racing! Had another great time at a private party on the lake for Valentines Day! Call me if you would like to book a house party!

    Heading to Galveston Bay for some sailboat racing! Had another great time at a private party on the lake for Valentines Day! Call me if you would like to book a house party!

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Y'all missed a great show at a private party for Valentines Day! Had about 40 guests and a view of the lake! Played love songs and easy listening for the evening. Was a great time for all!

    Y'all missed a great show at a private party for Valentines Day! Had about 40 guests and a view of the lake! Played love songs and easy listening for the evening. Was a great time for all!

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Heading to Whidbey Island Race Week to sail on a J/105! It looks like I may do a show at the Captain Whidbey Inn that Thursday evening. The Inn is where I kept my 1st sailboat anchored when I was stationed in the Navy there. I took their guests for sailboat rides and played in the lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings. I was having a great time of it at the age of 19! Looking forward to the return visit at the age of 60!

    Heading to Whidbey Island Race Week to sail on a J/105! It looks like I may do a show at the Captain Whidbey Inn that Thursday evening. The Inn is where I kept my 1st sailboat anchored when I was stationed in the Navy there. I took their guests for sailboat rides and played in the lounge on Friday and Saturday evenings. I was having a great time of it at the age of 19! Looking forward to the return visit at the age of 60!

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Member of the Temple Texas Wildflower Country Club? I'll be in the main dinning hall for a Valentine's Day love song show from 6-9pm. Come check out the great music, food and service!

    Member of the Temple Texas Wildflower Country Club? I'll be in the main dinning hall for a Valentine's Day love song show from 6-9pm. Come check out the great music, food and service!

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Looking for a good show for Valentin's weekend? I'll be at Frank's Lakeview Inn, now the Dead Fish Grill, from 6-9pm. You'll get to hear some love songs and country pop selections.

    Looking for a good show for Valentin's weekend? I'll be at Frank's Lakeview Inn, now the Dead Fish Grill, from 6-9pm. You'll get to hear some love songs and country pop selections.

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Got to experience great bluegrass at Pearl TX last Saturday! At this small town community center, you will to enjoy great music, friendly folks, and great food! If you get the time, you must put a 1st Saturday of the month on your to do list! You will not regreat it!

    Got to experience great bluegrass at Pearl TX last Saturday! At this small town community center, you will to enjoy great music, friendly folks, and great food! If you get the time, you must put a 1st Saturday of the month on your to do list! You will not regreat it!

  • Charlie D
    Charlie D Lake Belton
    Check out the Salado Art Trail, Saturday, May 21, 2011! This year I will be performing Country Pop and other selections. You can check out the show at "Pick a Show" I'll be an the front porch of the Griffith Art Gallery from 5-9 PM. Come enjoy some wine and live music!

    Check out the Salado Art Trail, Saturday, May 21, 2011! This year I will be performing Country Pop and other selections. You can check out the show at "Pick a Show"

    I'll be an the front porch of the Griffith Art Gallery from 5-9 PM.

    Come enjoy some wine and live music!

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