Travels with Charlie:Singer/songwriter brings songs of the road back home
By Pat Ivory
Its been a long trip for singer/songwriter Charlie Loesel, from playing next to the salad bar at Blondies roadhouse diner out on Chums Corner in Traverse City years ago, to releasing his own recording with session musicians from bands that backed Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Paul Simon.
Loesel, who now lives in Seattle, will make it a full circle with a homecoming performance as Sleders Tavern in TC on Sunday, November 28, at 4 p.m.
Loesel grew up in Traverse City and graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in electrical engineering. After working a couple of years as a computer programmer in Chicago, he joined the Peace Corps and spent two years in Africa.