Chuck has recorded two CDs of original songs - Thunder in the Earth and Blue Dance - and has performed at countless coffeehouses over the last two decades.
Long before Chuck became a dance performer, he was an avid dancer. Chuck's first contra dance experience was in 1984, and he has remaine a faithful enthusiast ever since. He is also a regular swing, zydeco, blues, and salsa dancer, and has led numerous "survival" lessons and workshops in each of those styles.
In 1998 Chuck earned a M.A. in American Studies from the University of Buffalo with a concentration in ethnomusicology. His specific subject of research was, as you may guess, traditional American music and dance, specifically contra and square dancing.