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!

hope hazy

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hope hazy grew up internationally in a large family, inhabiting 11 u.s. states as well as several countries in europe and central america. raised abroad, she acquired a well rounded multi-cultural perspective of people and music. she remembers writing her first song at age 8 on a tree-swing in her grandma's backyard. a few years later, she picked up the guitar and couldn’t put it down. her drive and passion transpired into a steady determination to master the instrument. hope’s love for singing, writing, and playing instruments provoked her to earn her bachelor’s degree in music composition technology at ORU. during that time period, she also studied at a music conservatory in martha's vineyard off the coast of new england called "the contemporary music center." there she recorded her first body of music and later released this compilation of songs in 2002. she toured the following year across the u.s. from the east coast to the midwest to los angeles where she stayed and began a new life chapter. upon arrival in 2003, she seized every opportunity to perform and in 2005, hope won the "los angeles music award" for “best song-writer.” this led to her next musical endeavor as frontman in a band she developed with previous manager, wogbe ofori, called “mela roos.” this particular project actualized a deep, heart-wrenching songwriting process that amounted to a raw rock repertoire that the band regularly performed. opportunities began to open more and more as hope started co-writing with esteemed producers such as kevin teasley, david huff, chris james, dave hummel and jeffery david. over the last few years, a large number of her collaborations were placed in feature film movie trailers, commercials and major network tv shows. these co-writes she was commissioned to do enhanced her ability to write in multi-genres and expanded her capacity to create fresh ideas on demand. alongside her songwriting successes, hope's innate artistic purpose began to surface with vision, depth and intentionality through two specific encounters. while visiting family in rothenburg, germany, she had a magical moment absorbing the songs of three humble street musicians playing on the worn cobblestone road. she was hearing the language of her own soul. a few months later, she felt that same gut familiarity a second time while taking in the depths and beauty of yann tiersen's compositions. hope hazy had fallen in love with french music. this sound would be the vehicle with which she could now compose truthfully. moments like that are what every artist awaits. the moment in which one’s inner most being is exposed through the sound they’ve been hearing all along but never knew how to unleash. after immersing herself in french music for several months, she began writing songs in this new found genre. she took french courses at a local college and developed a respect for the french language and culture that accompanied her passion for the music. she rendezvoused with a native frenchman friend, julien fenton, who helped with pronunciations and translations of her lyrics. after the songs found their form and the language became more familiar, hope and her husband flew to paris for the experience that would then launch the recording process. the outcome product of this musical embarkment is her newborn record: "never the same [ jamais la même ]." after twenty years of writing, thousands of songs later, hope hazy's soul has found its voice in this opus of compositions. and life re-begins here. may you be [ never the same ]

 

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