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Born and raised on a farm in eastern Iowa, Chuck has been involved with music in one form or another since grade school. He started out singing in church and school choirs, and at the age of sixteen, bought a new Silvertone electric guitar and taught himself to play. He formed his first band in the mid 60’s, only to have the members drafted one by one during the Vietnam War. Chuck began writing songs in the early 70’s, and over the years, has formed various bluegrass and country bands performing at a variety of venues throughout the Midwest and western states. After living in various locations throughout the U.S., Chuck currently resides in his hometown of Manchester, IA with his wife and family.