by Chevy Anderson
With not many shows going on this week, I decided to do something a little different than normal. I met up with my friend Armand Hayes, and we roamed the Old Market in Omaha to see if we could spot some street performers on the corner.
I came across Charlie Alley. He and his friend were playing chess while Charlie strummed the guitar. I approached him and asked if he would like to perform some original material for a video. Without hesitation, Charlie agreed.
We headed over to an alley, no pun intended, right across the street from Spaghetti Works because the street produced too much noise. I asked Charlie, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?" He joked and said, “Out of my mother's house." Then he continued, saying, "Hopefully, I’m still playing music that’s true to what I want to do.”
As he began to sing, I could tell right away that being true to who he is and being honest is something that touches deep with him. I hope he doesn’t lose that mindset and continues to fine-tune his craft. Ten years from now, here's hoping Charlie is selling records and living his dream. Listen to “Told True” below.
shot by Chevy Anderson and Armand Hayes
edited by Chevy Anderson
Chevy Anderson is a Hear Nebraska contributor. He took home the award for Best Fight at the Nebraska Music Retreat this past weekend: That hammock would just not quit. Reach Chevy at email@example.com.