Two gigs in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley inspired this coverage in one of the local papers:
Charlie Barnett calls himself the quintessential late bloomer.
The Easton native was one of those kids forced to take piano lessons by his parents, and quit the first chance he got.
But when he turned 20, he regretted his decision and began taking jazz piano lessons on his day off from his surveying job.
“That was the start of me becoming a good piano player,” Barnett says. “I was the classic hepcat.”
Now having scored hundreds of documentaries, films and television shows and touring in a band with A-listers from the Washington, D.C. music scene, his musical talent has flowered.
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