I can’t believe a year has passed since I was in Europe sharing stories of my journey with you. Or almost a year since I tried out for The Voice and just over a year since I started my CD, which this website is named after. So much has happened and I want so badly to share it all with you, but there just isn’t enough time in a day.
This year held two really big ongoing stories, my CD and moving to Kauai to work at HA Coffee Bar.
I wanted to update you on the CD. It’s done! TALES OF A WANDERING HEART by JOEY CHARLES is available on CDbaby for digital download as well as In CD form. If you would like a copy of the album directly from me just email me and I’ll try my best to get it to you in a timely manner. It is available on ITunes and Amazon and if you’d like to hear the tracks on the album I just put some of them on SoundCloud for you to check out. I am so excited to share this album with you and the people who have been listening to it already have had positive feedback.
I’m looking to have a CD release party soon here on Kauai, with a stellar group of musicians from the islands. Don’t worry “Mainiacs” I’m hoping to come home this summer and have a release party with the band that helped create this album with me. Stay tuned.
More news to come on that as it unfolds.
As far as my life here on Kauai it has been quite the journey. I still host the Open Mics on Saturday at Ha Coffee Bar and play music around town when I can. I recently played a show with stellar group of musicians for a Mele Kalikimaka performance at Ha Coffee Bar. I was able to share the stage with AOWL, Aldrine Guerrero, Aaron Nakamura, Juno Apalla, and Mark “Baldanado” Baldanado. It was an amazing event that inspired me to get down to business with my music.
It has been a year of learning for me in so many different areas, but most of all what it takes to be a performing artist and a recording artist. There is so much work involved behind the scenes that I never knew existed. Sometimes I wonder what happened to just making music? What happened to using your voice to create positive change? Your music to make people feel? Your lyrics to bandage wounds, instead of making them deeper or creating new ones? I hope for the next year I will be able to make music that inspires others, that heals wounds, but most of all stories that continue to tell the tales of this wandering heart. Some stories will be painful to tell, others will bring smiles filled with Joy. But all of them will be honest, and make you feel.
May 2015 be a wonderful year for you and yours. For me it is the beginning of a journey and I hope you will hang around to hear the…
TALES OF A WANDERING HEART.