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chuck colley: Bio

Chuck Colley is a guitar player, singer/songwriter and publisher residing on Nantucket Island. At present, Chuck plays acoustic instrumental guitar and sings original roots music with Erik Wendelken. Chuck and Erik are often joined by Chris Westerlund (mandolin) and Caleb Cressman (fiddle). In 2009 Chuck and Erik joined with Aoife Clancy and continue to play together with a refreshing mix of American and Celtic roots music for certain venues. Chuck sang with Eelgrass, Nantucket’s own bluegrass band and played the northern new England folk circuit in the late 1970’s. Chuck’s 2008 release, Wood & Steel, is an instrumental collaboration between Chuck and Erik and is an interesting departure from the vocal music these two have thrived in for many years. It has been described as Folk/BlueJazz. Erik is a seriously accomplished bass player, singer/songwriter and the two have been in each other’s music for more than fifteen years. Wood & Steel has a follow up release already in the works.
The most recent recording, just released in February 2013, is titled 6 X 6 and it features six vocal tunes by Chuck and six by Erik. All ready receiving radio play, and good reviews, 6 X 6 is an interesting mix of true acoustic roots music.


timbukblues timbukblues timbukblues
"timbukblues" is chuck colley erik wendelken and tom stoddart.
The three have been friends for some time and it shows in their
intertwining melodies and riffs. The band plays some original blues
but derives material from the early to late 20th century masters. Some known and many "not so well known" played with stand up bass, resophonic guitars, harp and saxophone with vocals from all three members.
"timbukblues" an acoustic blues trio.