- "Along These Lines" - 10 Weeks, Top 50 US Roots Country Charts (#37 US, #2 PA- RMR)
He has been featured in many TV / radio and media outlets; has opened for or shared the stage with Roy Clark, Charlie Daniels, Dr. Ralph Stanley, David Allan Coe, Lisa Marie Presley, Sonny Landreth, Junior Brown, Hal Ketchum and Craig Bickhardt. He performed at the 2008 / 2009 Phillies World Series Rallies.
Price Range: $ (phone number hidden)
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
You never know what to expect with one of Chuck's shows, except that you'll have a great time - he'll lift you on top of the clouds or will have you in deep reflection through his songs. One thing he is however is real - it is not a pre-programmed cookie cutter show. He loves getting people involved.
Chuck Schaeffer (originally from Whitehouse Station, NJ), a sucker for late-night nachos and sushi deluxe platters, grew up listening to obscure one-hit wonders, country tunes, Jimmy Buffett and folk music on the Rock-ola jukebox at his grandparent's bar, The Shamrock. He briefly studied piano, and was given his first guitar Christmas 1982, but didn't pursue the instrument until years later while undergoing a long period of rehabilitation following major knee surgery. He studied classical guitar under Alice Artzt.
From 2003 - 2005, he partnered with the Raritan Music Center and Third Reformed Church of Raritan to successfully organize a weekly cruise night / concert festival in his new hometown. He had the opportunity to work with Jason Wilber, lead guitarist for folk legend John Prine. It was at his series where he developed a true appreciation for the working musician.
He later relocated to Bucks County, PA to promote his wife's art career, but was bitten by the music bug himself and joined a rock cover band; he began writing his own music a short while later, tenaciously pursuing his craft, and worked with NJ Folk great Spook Handy to learn much of the "behind the scenes" preparation. He formed his own self-titled group, debuting with Vern Warta and Kris Ballerini at a Townes Van Zandt tribute show New Year's Day 2010, Godfrey Daniels. Chuck's first cd "Living History" was released 11/2010. His 2nd project, "Along These Lines", was released 1/2012 and reached #2 on the PA state Roots Radio Charts for 8 weeks [RMR] and #37 on the National Roots Country Charts (10 weeks top 50 [RMR]).
He's opened for or shared the stage with Roy Clark, Charlie Daniels, Sonny Landreth, Dr. Ralph Stanley, David Allan Coe, Lisa Marie Presley, Hal Ketchum, Craig Bickhardt and Junior Brown, and has been featured on numerous tv, newspaper and radio outlets. His song "Big Ole Buick" was the opening theme to WBCB 1490-AM's "Under The Hood". He hosted the Full Moon Howlin' Singer Songwriter Series, along with the Newtown PA Welcome Day and First Night Newtown Idol singing contests.
Chuck is an avid supporter of military veterans, performing at multiple VA Hospitals, plus served on the John Basilone Parade Committee for a time; he's also supported Musicians on Call, American Cancer Society Relay For Life (Fairless Hills PA), Toys for Tots, Greyhound Friends of NJ, Newtown D.A.R.E., Jam For Life Foundation and the Penndel Food Pantry.
He and his wife Jenny, an outstanding artist in her own right, are proud to have passed on their artistic abilities to their two daughters, both with great musical ears: one a CAT Country 96 Itty Bitty Weather Kitty alum, National OAKE Choral Conference attendee and percussion enthusiast; the other an acting, violin and voice student, herself a WXTU 92.5 FM Weathergirl alum with two plays to her credit. He is one of the hardest working people in the business, juggling a full time job and family with 800 shows across 14 states to his credit.
Additional Booking Notes
Solo - 5 piece - technical requirements vary by show; can supply own sound equipment for small shows - contact for more information.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 09, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday (Adult)|
See my website's Set List page for a complete set list.
Influences & Inspiration
Brad Paisley, Jerry Reed, John Prine, Jim Croce, The Eagles, Loudon Wainwright, Billy Joel, John Fogerty, Bob Seger, Three Dog Night, James Taylor, Don Williams, John Mellencamp, many more