I create music and recordings, teach and speak, dream up stuff, and write about whatever I think is full of meaning, like God, People, and Place. I’ve been married to writer Andi Ashworth for four decades – she is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of http://www.arthouseamerica.com/blog
We are the parents of two fine and loving grown children, Sam and Molly, and the grandparents of Bridget, Alfie, Robert & Brinsley. We have a talented son-in-law named Mark.
I was born Charles William in Yuba City, California to the Ashworth family from Singer, Louisiana and the Williamson family from Durant, Oklahoma. And so it is that I like okra and grow it. I have a fake name, Charlie Peacock.
I have been a student and follower of that storied and ubiquitous, historical person Jesus since 1982. I have found him to have the best information about the most important things and so I keep listening. I never refer to myself as a Christian musician. And, until I know someone personally and they know me, I find it unhelpful to refer to myself as a Christian. If a stranger or new friend asks if I’m a Christian I usually ask, “What does being a Christian mean to you?” Definition aids good communication, and his or her answer helps me to answer thoughtfully.
I dropped out of California State University, Sacramento in 1978 – my last classes: Zen Buddhism, Jazz and Black Nationalism, Japanese, and English. In 1999, in honor of my mid-life crisis, I attended Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.
Not everything you read about me on Wikipedia and All Music Guide is true. If you have a question, ask me.