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!

Christopher Youmans and The Sound Agency

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Chris Youmans was born in 1993 and grew up in Santa Cruz, CA.  He started learning bluegrass flatpicking guitar at age 5. Youmans grew up surrounded by an eclectic mix of music, from traditional Irish music to his dad’s record collection of classic rock bands and songwriters like James Taylor and Joni Mitchell.
As a teenager Youmans developed a love of gospel and soul music, listening to great singers like Donny Hathaway and Whitney Houston. He started writing songs at 14 after discovering his love of Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album.
Youmans studied Music at UC Berkeley, where he joined two gospel choirs and performed jazz standards and rearranged pop covers with a band in clubs. In college Youmans began playing with musicians from the local funk and jazz scene. Going out to the weekly funk nights became a weekly tradition. This eventually gave rise to Youmans's explorations of Nile Rodgers, Stevie Wonder, and the Dap-Kings.
Some painful years of loss and broken relationships led Youmans to write the songs on his debut EP,  Make Things Right. The songs are reflections about his life during those years. His musical inspirations for the production in the Make Things Right EP range from 1960s pop/rock groups like the Shangri-Las and the Beach Boys to famed contemporary producer, Mark Ronson.
Christopher Youmans is the recipient of the 2015 Eisner Prize in Music for creative achievement of the highest order in Music, the 2015 Mary Nunes Souza Award for a special project requiring original and outstanding achievement in the study of music, the 2014 Bernece B. Lyon Memorial Prize in recognition of performance and outstanding academic merit, and the West Coast Songwriter’s Best Performance Prize in June 2013. He lives in Los Angeles and is currently working on new music.


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