Charley Groth @ Lakewood United Church of Christ Concert Series

Screenshot 2019-04-11 15.38.02Charley Groth is one of America and Florida’s well-recognized musicians. He is a lifetime professional musician/entertainer.

Charley lives on the central Gulf of Mexico coast of the Sunshine State. He has toured in the United States and around the world with his music. Charley has been named a Florida Master Artist by the Florida Department of State, and he is a member of the National Traditional Country Music Hall of Fame.

He has won multiple national championships at the National Country Music Festival as an instrumentalist and as a singer and he is an award-winning and often- recorded writer of songs and instrumentals. As a recording artist, Charley has made numerous CDs, tapes, and vinyl records of his own and has played and sung on the recordings of many other artists over the years.

Charley has been featured on national and international broadcasts on NPR (America’s National Public Radio); on New Zealand’s national radio and television and on many regional stations; on a wide variety of European radio and television broadcasts; and he is a veteran of many, many radio and television appearances in the USA.

He has performed for two American First Ladies, Rosalynn Carter and Lady Bird Johnson and he has opened for musicians like Merle Travis, Doc Watson, Ray Price, The Country Gentlemen, Terry Smith, Buster Cooper, and numerous others.

Charley is known for presenting a very wide range of music on many instruments, from guitar to piano to mandolin and more. He is at ease with many genres, from hot guitar flatpicking to folk classics to jazz standards, western swing, blues, real country music, and more. He is a smooth, thoroughly professional entertainer, with a lifetime of experience before audiences big and small.

Author: Hilton Kean Jones

Composer and performer, retired college music professor, lyricist.

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