As most know, the California wildfires caused devastating damage… Even destroying an entire town, Paradise, California. Dry California conditions caused the fires to burn out of control, furthering the loss of residents and leaving the rest of us to hope, pray, and even sing…
Sing, is exactly what One Leg Chuck from OneLegChuck and The Hustle did. Front man, One Leg Chuck and guitarist, Mikey LP got together and recorded a song that would inspire fire victims to have hope and inspire us all to hope for rain.
The song, BRING THE RAIN, was written by One Leg Chuck and not long after was recorded at the Pus Cavern Recording in Sacramento. Pus Cavern Recording is the same recording studio that recorded the group, CAKE. Chuck was invited to sing at the Fireman’s dinners in Paradise, but wasn’t able to make it which weighed on him and inspired him to write this song.
While Chuck is an incredibly talented singer, he’s quite the comedian and all around great guy. You can even catch him hosting karaoke in his local area. He’s been singing since he was 4 years old and began playing the guitar at 24! In addition to his list of talents and activities, he occasionally writes music for Skunk Records. You may also catch him performing in San Francisco when you are walking through the streets of SF.
Wondering the origins of the One Leg Chuck name? Like any epic rockstar, Chuck comes with a backstory. While spending some time in prison, he was shot by a guard causing him to ultimately lose his leg. After, he eventually moved to New York and performed in the streets as well! Coming back to California for love and became a father, we now have this talented performer and musician, right here in the Central Valley.
This five piece band features a keyboard, bass, guitar and drums. Recently, the band opened for Afroman, with their Americana sound, blended with reggae, blues and rock, or as Chuck called it, Rasta-Billy !
OneLegChuck – Vocals
Mikey Lp – guitar
Justin Maddox – on bass he also owns broham smoke shop and is a phenomenal glass blower
Christian Celis – keyboard
Steve Strain – drums
You can catch One Leg Chuck performing BRING THE RAIN at an upcoming Benefit for the Camp Fire Relief Fund. December 14th at The Blue Lamp in Sacramento (1400 Alhambra Blvd)
Or at Raindance for Paradise on Dec 9th in Rio Linda.cal at the Rio Linda community center
810 Oak Ln , Rio Linda, CA 95673 3p.m
Join him for Karaoke :
Placerville Public House Placerville, California
PJ’s Roadhouse in Eldorado, California
Or follow One Leg Chuck and the Hustle on Facebook
You can also find them on Spotify, Pandora and CDBaby!
Photos by : Chris Moriairty