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!

J. Schnitt

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Prolific, multi-faceted songwriter that floors his audiences with subtle, startling, and often stark phrasing, alternately mixing straightforward honesty with abstract imagery and complex interpretations. An enigmatic performer who's songwriting prowess and unique stage presence cannot be missed."

Part poet, part folk singer, part indie-rocker, and part mad-scientist, j. schnitt is a fearless, inventive, and "one of the most uniquely creative" singer/songwriters in the independent music world today.  His music is a combination of dust-bowl folk, indie-rock, singer-songwriter, and poetry. With  nods toward Woody Guthrie, Nick Drake, and Bob Dylan, he still maintains a singular and unique style.

On stage, he stands alone, with an instrument and a voice, un-assuming and honest, allowing the songs themselves be the focus, and when it comes to J. Schnitt, its all about the songs.
On record, J. Schnitt remains fearless and adventurous, even over the course of 16 albums. Always willing to push the limits of "americana" music, and never settling in one place for very long.

A talented multi-instrumentalist, j. schnitt has independently released 16 solo albums, the latest bieng the 14-track album "War Tubas" which was released in 2013 receiving rave reviews.  He has two full length albums scheduled to be released in 2015.  The records are entirely performed, written, and produced by j. schnitt.  He has also released 4 records with the seminal  central NY alt-country band The Rueben James, as well as one record with pyschadelic garage band The Real Burnouts.

He has shared the stage with such artists as Peter Mulvey, Martin Sexton, Jackie Greene, Ryan Montbleu Band, Howie Day, Diane Cluck, and Ember Swift, and has performed on such prestigous stages as the Stanley Theater, the Westcott Theater, Finius Events Barn at Hamilton College, the Nelson Odeon, the Electric Co.,the Utica Music and Arts Fest, Kirkland Arts Center,  and Munson Williams Museum of Art.   He has toured extensively throughout the NorthEast U.S., as well as Ireland and Eastern Europe, making fans wherever he goes.

J. schnitt is also currently at work with his band The Archipelagos, featuring former members of The Rueben James and Modus.  They are currently working on their first album as well as other projects.  Some of his many and ever changing side projects include playing lead guitar with The Real Burnouts and piano and accordian with folk rock band The Neon Marias.


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