Chuck Muldoon

Chuck Muldoon

 Miami, Florida, USA

I play acoustic fingerstyle compositions in the "American Primitive," styles of John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Merle Travis and Chet Atkins.


Chuck has been playing the guitar since 1983, thanks to being initially inspired by the rootsy picking of John Fogerty. Prior to that, an ear had always been tuned to Beatles, Broadway tunes, film scores, classical and jazz. For the past 15 years, Chuck has focused on the "American Primitive," fingerstyle traditions, performing mainly original compositions. This is a fairly eclectic style, with an emphasis on country-blues and ragtime. Influences are John Fahey, Leo Kottke, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, Roy Book Binder, Steve James, Paul Geremia, Dave Van Ronk and John Jackson, amongst others. Chuck has performed his roots-influenced original guitar music on Portland, Maine's Channel 4, as well as before live audiences in South Carolina, Boston, Cape Cod and Maine. His original music will be featured in 2011 in the internationally distributed feature film, "Scooter McGruder." He was recently featured on WMPG's The Locals with host Issac Shainblum and has also been featured on US Folk with Chris Darling.

Having peformed in a variety of settings, Chuck is open to performing at house concerts, festivals, small dining establishments, coffeehouses, weddings, concert halls, community venues and as accompaniment to spoken word artists, as well as licensing his compositions for film and TV and radio productions.

Feel free to contact Chuck via email:
or via phone: (207) 632-3924

Set List

A set will go from anywhere from 30 to 50 minutes, depending the needs of the venue. Repertoire consists primarily of original tunes and an occasional "chucked up," arrangement of public domain material and a standard now and then.

Don't Care
Prodigal Son Rag
Winter Rag
Rag in E
Wrapped Around You
Untitled, Oil on Canvas in Dm
Still Wrapped Around You
Drop D Phone, Somebody's Ringing the Doorbell
Affair With The Ice Princess
Requiem for John Fahey
Come on Home Revered Gary Davis
Marching Home
Twinkle Leo Star
Creeping Cat
Medley: Boats Up The River/Freight Train/Railroad Bill
In Christ There Is No East or West
Poor Boy Long Ways From Home
Let Us Break Bread