Charles was a winner in the 2008 NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS IN THE CATEGORY "Best Producer".
Charles has had his original music featured in FILM and on TELEVISION.
He has also recorded a solo album in England for an independent English label.
The complexity of his musicianship is influenced by his experiences with other talented performers. Charles has PERFORMED, COMPOSED, or RECORDED with such diverse talents as the late Johnny Almond (of JOHN MAYELL'S BLUESBREAKERS WITH ERIC CLAPTON}, NICKY HOPKINS ( keyboards for the ROLLIMG STONES,THE WHO, JOHN LENNON).Producer/writer CHAS STANFORD (ROD STEWART, STEVE NICKS, CHICAGO). MICK FLEETWORD (FLEETWOOD MAC), WALFREDO REYES JR ( Santana, Chicago), GRAHAM LEER (Santana), Phil Kenzie ( BEATLES, DAVIS BOWIE, AL STEWART), drummers RANDY CASTILLO AND BRAIN TICHY (Ozzie Osborne). Jazz sensation MADELLINE PEYROUX, Guitar legend Michael Thompson (Bobby Womack , Quincy Jones, David Foster, etc.) , Guitarist Paul Warren (Rod Stewart, Joe Cocker), Leah Kunkel ( James Taylor), Drummer BOBBY BERGE (TOMMY BOLAN). & Randy California (Spirit)
Toured and made a film with JAN BERRY (JAN & DEAN Performed on TV show "Shannon's Deal" with IGGY POP and DOOBEE BROTHER SKUNK BAXTER.
or for a comedic 1 off piece: http//www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZaWCvMS5QY
Charles new CD "White Buffalo-Bigger Than Real!" was released October 16, 2014!
Charles is a caretaker and lives with 19 white and 6 brown buffalo. Learn more at: www.WhiteBisonAssociation.com
Charles last 5 CD's - In The Spirit," Awakening"', and "Here & Now " by GREAT MYSTERY, "FIRST FLIGHT" BY BLACK RAVEN, AND "NIGHTWATCH" BY SENTINEL, were all nominated for a Native American Music Award. Great Mystery's "HERE & NOW" (co-produced by Canyon Record's seven time Grammy nominee Will Clipman) was again nominated in the "Best Producer" category in the 2009 NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.
Blackraven's debut album "First Flight" has won awards, and kudo's from independent music's LOS ANGELES MUSIC AWARDS, the PHOENIX MUSIC AWARDS, and the WEST COAST NATIVE AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS.
The Oregon release "NIGHTWATCH " by SENTINEL (see Flash-forward/Flashback video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CITbgUoqxIU.)