Chuck Hodges

Chuck Hodges

BandRockAcoustic

Acoustic mellow roots rock characterized by guitar-intensive arrangements, thoughtful lyricism and a throwback lyrical and vocal vibe that harkens to the singer-songwriters of yesteryear – but with a contemporary twist.

Biography

It all started with the perfect childhood for a future musician: a musical household where music was as important as air. Born of a country music-loving, bluegrass-pickin’ musician father. Shaped and molded by a howlin’, larger-than-life DJ uncle by the name of Wolfman Jack, who taught him to embrace R & B and the blues and feel it “way down deep, baby.” Classical piano lessons at age 8 that gave way to a Van Halen inspired guitar epiphany at age 17. And all the Rolling Stones, Eagles, James Taylor and the like that could be worked in.

The end result is a rootsy, modern Americana-based acoustic sound inspired by and infused with the trappings of life and all that comes with it. “You can hear a pin drop [when Chuck performs],” says Anita Anderson, who runs Acoustic Coffee, a coffee shop/music space in Edenton, N.C. where Chuck regularly performs. “He really engages the audience. The stories he tells about growing up hearing his dad playing fiddle and bluegrass while trying to go to bed … it’s where his sound is coming from.”

That sound is one of simple melody, rhythmic acoustic guitars and thoughtful lyricism. “I try to keep it simple, but memorable, because in the end, it starts and ends with the song.”

Chuck’s first CD, Minutes and Miles, was released in early 2006. Several tracks from his debut effort received ariplay on Virginia and North Carolina stations including Norfolk's public radio station 89.5 WHRV, 93.7 BOB FM, and 99.1 The Sound. His second CD, Rainin' Again, was recently released in October of 2007.

Contact:
Charlene Loope
Broad Bend Productions
P.O. Box 3401
Norfolk, VA 23514
757-567-9892
chloope@yahoo.com
info@chuckhodges.com

Lyrics

Here In My Tree

Written By: Chuck Hodges

Song Title: Here In My Tree
Phone #: 252-202-1520
Production Category: Singer-Songwriter/Bare Bones

Here in my tree
Well I'm looking down
And I see signs of things Happening down on the ground
But I let 'em be
They don't bother me
Up here in my tree.

Here in my tree
I'm feelin' fine
And I see crazy things happening On down the line
But I let 'em be
They don't bother me
Up here in my tree.

Feelin' too good today
To throw it all away
And I wouldn't really have it
Any other way
Things come so easily
For such as me
Here in my tree.

Well here in my tree
Life is grand
But I see crazy things happening Out accross the land
But I let 'em be
They don't bother me
Here in my tree.

Call it a holiday
My little get away
And it helps to keep me grounded And above the fray
Things come so easily
For such as me
Here in my tree.
Here in my tree.

Feelin' too good today
To throw it all away
And I wouldn't really have it
Any other way
Give me no run around
Ain't living on the ground
It's a shame to have no reason
for ever coming down
Things come so easily
For such as me
Here in my tree.
Here in my tree.
Here in my tree.

Won't you climb on up here now?

Discography

Rainin' Again-- 2007
Minutes and Miles -- 2006

Set List

Sets are usually 45 minutes to an hour with short breaks in between.

ORIGINALS:

Anna
At the Ready
Billy Don't You Go That Way
Casual
Come
Dark Side of the Rain
Defiant Ones
Ebb & Flow
Feelin' Too Good
Friend
Flyin' High
Here I Am
Here In My Tree
Head Up High
How Long
I Give In, I Give Up
In Between
Kiss You Now
Lately
Make You Believe
Minutes and Miles
Mistake
Never Seem the Same
Nothin' Left to Give
Rainin' Again
Saying Goodbye
She
Since You've Been Gone
Some Way Down
Soul's On Fire
Stay for the Night
Stay Grounded
Tears
The New Me
Think of Me Tonight
Under Your Spell
Undone
Waitin' Outside in the Rain
Whatever Happens
While I Waited

COVERS:

All Along the Watchtower (Jimi)
Angel from Montgomery (John Prine)
Barely Breathing (Duncan Sheik)
Blackbird (Beatles)
Black Magic Woman (Santana)
Blue on Black (Kenny Wayne Shepherd)
Brown-Eyed Girl (Van Morrison)
Brown Sugar (Stones)
Bubbletoes (Jack Johnson)
Carolina in My Mind (JT)