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Yard Dog Charlie / Bio

From the swamp of south west Florida comes “YARD DOG “ CHARLIE KUCHLER playing, writing and singing songs from the heart. Labeling his music is difficult, he calls it “FLORIDA SWAMP MUSIC”. He blends Cajun, zydeco, blue grass, country, folk and rock & roll into a fun uplifting and entertaining sound.
Along with his keyboard and accordion Charlie is a lifelong musician and, while in the popular Milwaukee based band Hat Trick, performed with C.J. Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco, and Jimmy Buffett. He has performed at such venues as the House of Blues, Milwaukee’s Summerfest and Ohio’s famous Put-In-Bay. He has shared the stage with U-2, Cheap Trick, REO Speedwagon and others. Along with being an accomplished musician Charlie has also been a booking agent, national talent buyer and promoter. His talent agency, Back Yard Talent, is also available for entertainment ideas.
In 2002 Charlie helped found the now disbanded touring band The Yard Dogs, whohave played from Wisconsin to Key West. 11 CDs in 10 years.
In his solo act Charlie performs many of his own original songs along with obscure but popular cover tunes. He uses backing tracks that he has recorded himself, so what you are hearing is Charlie playing all the instruments. This gives him a real band sound that will make audiences want to clap and dance along. He also brings along shakers and noise makers so the audience can participate. He even invites people to be guest rub board (wash board) players.
He has released 6 solo CDs in the past five years. All have been self recorded and produced in his home studio, "BACK YARD STUDIO".
You’ll be amazed at what Charlie Kuchler can do with an accordion. From a mellow ballad to Ragin’ Cajun Rock & Roll, he’ll hold the audience’s attention for the entire night. He’ll get the audience involved and asking for more. You’ll always have a good time with "YARD DOG CHARLIE KUCHLER".

“YARD DOG CHARLIE” COVER SONG LIST

JAMBALAYA.................................................. HANK WILLIAMS
BAD MOON RISING……………………….. CCR
DOWN ON THE CORNER…………………. CCR
TRAVELIN BAND………………………….. CCR
OUT MY BACK DOOR…………………….. CCR
HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN?.......... CCR
NEW ORLEANS……………………………. GARY U.S. BONDS
SQUEEZE BOX…………………………….. THE WHO
MIDNIGHT SPECIAL……………………… LEDBELLY
OOH LA LA………………………………… WAYNE TOUPS
JOSEPHINE………………………………… QUEEN IDA
LOUISIANA SATURDAY NIGHT………… NITTY GRITTY DIRT BAND
MY TU TU………………………………….. ROCKIN’ DOOPSIE
SLOW DOWN……………………………… THE BEATLES
DON’T PASS ME BY………………………. THE BEATLES
I’VE JUST SEEN A FACE.............................. THE BEATLES
MARDI GRAS MAMBO…………………... NEW ORLEANS BAND
MEMPHIS………………………………….. CHUCK BERRY
DOWN AT THE TWIST AND SHOUT……. MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER
WE AIN’T LEAVIN TILL WE’RE HEAVIN.. PORK AND THE HAVANA DUCKS
RING OF FIRE……………………………... JOHNNY CASH
IT WASNT’ ME............................................... GEORGE THOROGOOD
DON’T THINK TWICE.................................. BOB DYLAN
RAINY DAY WOMEN................................... BOB DYLAN
NEVER BEEN TO BED WITH AN UGLY WOMAN......WILLIE NELSON
HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.........................................TRADITIONAL
DRUNKEN SAILOR.........................................................TRADITIONAL
MRS. ROBINSON..............................................................SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
IT’S ALL OVER NOW......................................................ROLLING STONES

WHAT DOES “YARD DOG CHARLIE” BRING TO THE TABLE?

PRESS RELEASES
A press release is sent out to all local print media
regarding your date.
CDS
CHARLIE HAS released 5 CDs. They are
available for promotional use such as radio adds.
MAILING LIST
CHARLIE has an email mailing list with over 2000 names. He also has a growing Facebook friend list of over 900 names.
PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS
Customized flyers featuring your date.
8 x 10 Pictures
Fans
CHARLIE makes personal contact with all his fans. They
are very loyal and enjoy coming to new clubs,
events, festivals, etc.
Full Time Musician: This is his livelihood. It is
important to him for every date to be successful.
References:
On Request

General Info

Band Members
Yard Dog Charlie
Artist Name
Yard Dog Charlie
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/yarddogcharlie
Genres
Folk / Comedy / Americana

Contact Info

Location
Fort Myers, FL
Manager
Self

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