I've had the pleasure of knowing this guy for almost 20 years and it was awesome to interview him for the latest Pearl On Location video...
Chuck was actually working at Pearl Drums Headquarters when I joined them in 1995. Like most of the staff, he was playing gigs on the side and making his way up the social ladder of Nashville drummers. He soon left Pearl to commit to drumming full time and although he wasn't here in body, he has always been considered one of The Family. It's been great to see him reach milestones in his career and personal life... a tough thing to successfully do for a road musician.
Chuck breaks many drummer stereotypes so don't be discouraged when he doesn't kick his drums over at the end of the video!