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!

Brooke Waggoner

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Currently, I’m a Nashville-based “how do I want to be when I grow up?” creative who is continually seeking ways to marry current culture with my love for history and nostalgia. I believe in the transforming power of art and language. And we all need some transforming. Christ is a central part of my work, an intimate and very present force compelling me to push forward in relationship, even when it’s difficult and sludgy.

A little more about me: Artistically, I am first and foremost a piano player. For many many years now it has been my primary study. Secondarily, I am deeply connected to the writing of music: songs, compositions, scores, pieces—these mediums are so often my prose. And third, I sometimes enjoy singing. Since I was a young girl, these have been my vocational pursuits. Day after day, sitting at the piano. Tinkering. Tickling. Tweaking. 

Fast forward to university life — I studied at Louisiana State University earning a bachelor of music degree in composition and learned a great deal about the world of “high art” music. In tandem with this period in my life, I discovered the joy of live music, clubs and bars with sweaty singers and guitars being used like weapons—fixed and pointed. LOUD.  I decided in the summer of 2006 to leave hot and humid Louisiana for the hills of Tennessee—specifically Nashville. And I’m still here. I’ve made many albums, releasing material that opened up numerous pathways into tv/film licensing, opportunities to see the world through touring, gigs with iconic musicians, a deep study into Entrepreneurship 101 through the wild world of music business
My life has since quieted down a bit —

I live inside a vibrant patch of woods with my husband and children that we affectionately refer to as The Treehouse and I now teach music at Lipscomb University (lyric labs, upper divisional songwriting—fancy words for what have always been my pastimes). I continue to help other artists in my community with their work, either in the production realm, co-writing, or simply lending an ear to their music. 

My goal is to always keep listening, through communal life and the quirk of each individual. Through the natural world. The divine. Through eyes and ears and lips.


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