In the early 2000’s Charlie fronted a band called Rex Aquarium. They made a couple records, toured the U.S., and then broke up for all the usual reasons. Around 2006, he went solo and made an album with film score composer Michael Andrews (Donnie Darko and Me You and Everyone Else We Know). While making the record Michael suggested that Charlie write songs for a movie he was working on called Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. Two of Charlie’s songs made it in the film – Let’s Duet and Guilty As Charged. In the next few years he released two Eps under his name and an EP with Priscilla Ahn under the band name Sweet Hearts. He’s also had songs placed in the movies Bad Teacher, Cyrus, and the t.v. show Men In Trees. He has played shows with Daniel Johnston, Jonathan Richman, and toured opening for Bird and the Bee, as well as David Lindley.
On May 6th 2014, he released Out at the Bar. It was recorded, produced and mixed by Gus Seyffert (Black Keys, Norah Jones, Beck, Michael Kiwanuka).