Check out my Reverb Nation page for sound clips, video, etc.
Available for events from solo to six piece band - festivals, weddings, shows, coffee houses, conferences, corporate functions, birthday parties, and more.
NUANCES, QUIRKS, STORIES, AND SUCH..... (written by Mari Rusnak, aka "Torchy Blaine")
Chuck Schaeffer doesn't believe in cookie-cutter almost-country music, so he's determined to create his own style.....
Running on two speeds, "Stop" and "Go", Schaeffer and Co. can slide into John Prine territory with good-old-days memories of Baseball Videos (listen closely, and you'll swear you can almost hear Prine's echoes of ".....ham-burgers! cheese-burgers! Wilbur and Orville Wright! John Garfield in the afternoon, Montgomery Clift at night...." from his own "Picture Show"), all the while dipping into Clint Black sharpness and Tim McGraw tones, but without the hokey mess....
Creating songs with just heart, a good time, and a little wisdom for good measure, Chuck is a man of determination and endurance. He invites us on his road of personal discovery, and it appears to be a trip where the songwriter is actively pulling all of these influences and ideas out of the atmosphere surrounding him, and with grit and guts, molds them into a legacy of cool delivery, a breath of fresh air, and a couple of nods to nostalgia.
Don't be mistaken.... this ain't like no country you've ever heard of before.
Member - ASCAP, NSAI, LBCCC, Fishnet Bucks County, Philadelphia Folksong Society (member co-op), Bucks County Folk Song Society, Songcirclemusic.com
Chuck's first cd "Living History" was released 11/2010, and has received airplay on internet and public radio stations worldwide. He has been featured on Trentonian.com, the Bucks County Courier Times, WFMZ-TV's "Music Monday" series, WBCB-AM's "Coffee With Kahuna", Princeton TV-30's "Cafe Improv", WDVR-FM's "Guitar Town with Torchy Blaine" and "Heartlands Hayride", WTBQ-FM's "Hootenanny Cafe", 1460-AM WIFI Radio's "ROCK-ON Radio". His next cd, "Along These Lines", will debut January 2012. He has opened for Sonny Landreth, Dr. Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys, David Allan Coe, Coyote Run and Lisa Bouchelle.