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!

The m9

The m9

The m9 was conceived of on a front porch in Austin, Texas in March of 2013 during Honk!Fest TX. Present on the porch were Stef Brendler, Eleni Govetas, Erik Peters and a band mate from the Bucharest Drinking Team, Peter Lippman. The goal was to create a group which played the Balkan brass classics with the energy of new releases.

The true inspiration for the band's sound would come in the summer of that year when Govetas, Peters, Lippman, and erstwhile m9 trumpeter Sky Lambourne travelled to Serbia and Macedonia to hear the cream of the crop of Romani brass bands from across the region. The new material floating in the air at competitions, weddings and in the back alleys was a revelation. 

Upon returning to the states, Peters quickly enlisted the help of players from Seattle's legendary Orkestar Zirkonium, folk group Dromeno, and renegade marching band Chaotic Noise Marching Corps. Rehearsals began in a distillery and moved on to basement recording studios, circus gymnasiums, and old-west hotel rooms. 

The m9 debuted at Balkan Night Northwest 2014 and continues to thrill audiences with a repertoire blending east and west, old and new.

 

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