Charly is a multi-faceted artist who holds her own as vocalist, musician, songwriter, bandleader, producer, or all of the above. Whether onstage with her band, Calico Ridge, playing high energy country dance music at nightclubs, casinos and community events, or in the studio working out chords, riffs and grooves for one of her compositions, Charly is an undeniable musical force. In addition to writing words and music to all 12 tracks of her debut CD, Heart's Desire, Charly also co-produced the CD, working with renown producer and multi-instrumentalist, Marty Rifkin, whose credentials include the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Jewel, Tom Petty, Elton John, etc.
Early classical piano training coupled with strong natural musical instincts serve as Charly's solid musical backbone. Offstage, she is focused, soft-spoken and down-to-earth, but don't be fooled. She has a commanding stage presence that has won her recognition locally, statewide and nationally in vocal, entertainer, instrumental and songwriting categories (See Awards for a complete list).
Charly is unaffected and easy to listen to, yet passionate and convincing. Her music is melodic, hooky and decidedly country, with influences of rock, blues and R&B readily detectible. Her songs reflect the everyday realities of city life, while maintaining a country sensibility. Often social-themed, always matter-of-fact, Charly's songs allow the listener to draw his or her own conclusions.
Charly's music can be heard on over 200 commercial country stations and college stations throughout the U.S. and is also receiving airplay in Europe, Australia and Radio Free Virgin internet radio.
BMI (Broadcast Music Inc.)
NSAI (Nashville Songwriter Assn. Int'l)