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!

Danny Hamilton

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Danny Hamilton is a singer-songwriter who has received multiple
nominations for the LA Music Awards. His music has been featured on CMT
and radio stations nationwide. He discusses his reaction to being featured
on CMT and the best thing about the roots-rock scene in the LA area.

AXS: What makes a Danny Hamilton song?

Danny Hamilton: Honesty. Raw, unfiltered emotions. Whether it's happy,
sad, fast or slow, the one thing that it will always be is real genuine.

AXS: What was your reaction the first time one of your songs was featured
on CMT?

Danny Hamilton: I was just overwhelmed with gratitude and excitement. For
me, the most important part of making music is sharing it. Music is big
medicine, and songwriting can play a huge role in helping people feel less
alone. That's my main motivation behind most everything I do, helping
people feel a human connection to each other. So, when one of my tunes
aired on such a huge, mainstream media outlet like CMT, I just imagined
how many sets of ears might be listening -- way more than I could ever
reach on my own - and for that, I was incredibly grateful.

AXS: If you were going to listen to one of your albums, which would you
choose? Why?

Danny Hamilton: Usually, I listen to whatever recording is the most
accurate representation of where I am in my life at that particular
moment. So I can always keep a check on my current state, musically, and
focus on any areas that need polishing or improving.

AXS: What is the best thing about the country and roots scene in the LA area?

Danny Hamilton: I guess the best thing about the Roots music scene in LA
right now is the fact that it even exists! For a long time, this area has
been oversaturated with the same old cookie-cutter rock, rap and pop
stuff. Up until just recently, I've felt so out of place. Both in the
music I enjoyed listening to and the music that was coming out of me. It's
been so exciting, within the last five years or so, to see folk and roots
music finally getting some attention and appreciation around here. It's a
huge sign that people's musical tastes are expanding and that audiences
are once again paying attention to what they FEEL when they listen to
music, not just what they HEAR.

AXS: What would you be doing if you weren't making music?

Danny Hamilton: I have no idea. I'm a go-with-the-flow type of person. I
do whatever feels right, anything I enjoy, and anything I can continuously
grow and learn from. Right now, making music feels right.


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