Charlie Cardinal has been a performer, singer songwriter and recording artist since his teen years. Originally from a small town in upstate New York, he is one of three boys born to a WW2 hero and a wonderful country girl who enjoyed playing music for their own sakes. Born with natural rhythm and a keen ear, memory for music and a powerful voice, his love for music and singing began to develop by the time he learned to talk.
Early exposure to country music through gatherings of family and friends encouraged Charlie to learn the guitar by the age of 10, in high school creating his own band playing in local clubs and events.
Charlie was dissatisfied with the songs on the radio which did not express what he was feeling which prompted him to begin writing his own.
As many young men from the 60’s and 70’s, he was drafted into the Army and served overseas. Charlies musical ability was much appreciated by his fellow soldiers to calm them through the turmoil of time spent in the military.
He found that music was a universal language in the many gathering and events he played where ever possible. Thorough the many of life’s experiences he found powerful inspiration which he expresses in his music and songwriting.
Currently, Charlie now retired is sharing the love of his craft at 20 plus local Convalescent, Rehabilitation Centers and Family homes. He loves to bring smiles to the people for it seems to help them remember good times in their lives