My Story

Chuck Lettes has shared the stage with many touring artists including LeRoy VanDyke, Doug Kershaw, Asleep at the Wheel, Vince Gill, Johnny Lee, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, and the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band.  He was the staff steel guitarist for Denver’s longest running musical, “Always… Patsy Cline.”  Chuck performs locally, often with Lannie Garrett. In addition to musical performances, Chuck has written for The Pedal Steel Guitar Association’s Newsletter since l984 and has earned the magazine’s Reader Appreciation award for his column, “New Instrumentals for the Steel Guitar.” Already a member of the Nebraska Country Music Hall of Fame, Chuck is an inductee into the Colorado Country Music Hall of Fame. He was recently awarded the organization's Instrumentalist of the Year. Chuck has presented steel guitar seminars and concerts at many of the steel guitar conventions across the United States.  He continues to love and to further learn the steel guitar, but since his retirement as a high school English teacher, Chuck recently has taken up the tenor saxophone.  Who says there are no second acts in life?