South Carolina Arts Commission

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Charlie Story




  • Folklife/Traditional Arts
  • Music

Geographical Availability

  • Midlands
  • PeeDee
  • Low Country
  • Upstate


Originally from Long Island N.Y. Charlie moved to Brevard, N.C. in 1993. He has been playing the harmonica professionally for over 40 years, and studied music at Kingsborough College, N.Y.C. Charlie performs as a touring musician and session player. His harmonica can be heard in some popular television shows and commercials. From 1991 -93, he played harmonica on Broadway, N.Y.C. with the Palace Theater orchestra in the Tony Award Winning Musical “The Will Rogers Follies”. Charlie has worked with Larry Gatlin, Mac Davis, Keith Carradine, Mickey Rooney, and Dominick Chianese (Uncle Junior Sopranos) among many others. He has also shared the stage with The Judds, George Strait, Alabama, Randy Travis and The Charlie Daniels Band. He has been awarded a North Carolina Regional Artist Grant and is a member of “The American Society Of Composers, Authors and Publishers” (A.S.C.A.P.) Since 1999, Charlie has been sharing his love of the harmonica by teaching over 140,000 children to play with his very popular harmonica program in the schools of both North and South Carolina.