Charley's is my kind of place - Willie Nelson

 

Take a step back in time and find true Aloha.

Charley's Restaurant and Saloon, established in 1969, is an award-winning, Maui Landmark.

Charley’s is a reflection of the culture of Maui, the essence of its foods, and the warm spirit of entertainment and Aloha.

We welcome you to a favorite community gathering place and celebrated destination spot.

Charley’s is located in Paia, Maui, Hawaii; a former sugar-plantation town that serves as the crossroads to the North Shore of Maui.  Known for its large waves and ideal conditions for surfing, windsurfing and kite-boarding, the North Shore of Maui is a water playground. The North Shore is also known for its rainforests, waterfalls and hiking.

Paia maintains its small-town, old Hawaii charm, and is now a bustling destination with restaurants, bars, shopping, coffee and gelato.

At Charley’s you never know who might be sitting next to you. It’s long been a favorite hang-out for surfers, adventurers, writers, hippies, rock stars, artists, business leaders, celebrities, and all types, looking to get away and find the ultimate in Maui hospitality.

Willie Nelson’s Favorite Spot on Maui! See him at work at Charley’s here!

Mike Mangione & The Union

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When Mike Mangione approached producer Bo Ramsey, he mentioned that he and his 5-piece band, The Union, spent 2 weeks making "Offering," the follow-up to their lush and much lauded debut album, "Tenebrae." “What the hell did you do for two weeks!” asked Ramsey, adding Greg Brown’s album was cut in 3 days. Mangione and band rose to the challenge, finishing their newest record in only 2 ½ days. A listen to the first cut from "Red-Winged Blackbird Man," it’s hard to believe a record so seemingly complex was laid down so quickly. Out September 3, 2013, it is the fourth for Mangione and third with The Union, an orchestral folk-rock outfit with a variety of strings, electric guitars and drums. The songs fit under the wide genre of Americana in general, and pull from the traditions of contemporary folk, singer-songwriter, early country, and blues in particular. “Bo’s brilliance is in his ability to get tone and vibe right away. It came so naturally and allowed us to enter into the performance at the first press of ‘record,’” said Mangione. "Time Out Chicago" has aptly described Mike Mangione & The Union as, “a more atmospheric take on folk-rock.” Their first album, "Tenebrae" (2008), was warmly received in the press. "All Music Guide" selected their work as an “Album Pick," "New York Magazine" spotlighted the band, while "Blurt Magazine" referred to the “tear-stained folk, Memphis-styled gospel and bluesy-flavored pop” as “luminous.” In 2010 they released "Offering" on their own imprint, RODZINKA Records, with sync and digital licensing by DUALTONE Records. They average 100+ dates yearly and have toured as far as Asia, Europe, and Canada. Mangione started solo, with electric guitar accompaniment from brother Tom before starting a search to develop the band, adding in time: John Collins on upright and electric bass, Patrick Hoctor on cello and vocals, Kristina Priceman on violin and vocals, and Nez on drums and percussion. "When I first saw Mike Mangione & The Union I thought this is a real band... unique and dynamic!" - Bo Ramsey Mike Mangione & The Union will be touring all summer and into the fall release with dates in Wisconsin, Texas, New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Tennessee, Colorado, New York and more. “Mike and his superb band aren't afraid to take a chance when it comes to presenting ‘something new…’ Through interesting instrumentation, arrangements and emotional songwriting, Mike and company sing and play with all the fire, wit and charm that will leave any listener wanting to hear more.” - Victor Delorenzo, Violent Femmes

 

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