'I'm Charley Groth, a lifelong professional musician who has sung and played Redd Stewart compositions countless times over the years. I don't happen to have any of his songs on my own CDs, but I've played them on sessions for other people countless times too. Now I feel guilty not to have recorded one! Tell you what, next CD, which I will be making with a great Country band in, of all places, Prague, Czech Republic, in July, I will include at least one Redd Stewart song!
I do have a story to share with you. One night many years ago around Christmas time, I was driving through the town of Findlay, Ohio, looking for an address. It was a dark and stormy night, and I was unable to find the address I sought. Finally, I stopped in front of a small hotel on the main street of the town, and went into the lobby to ask for directions. From the lobby I could hear faint music coming from the lounge. It sounded like an accordion was playing. You know the rest. I went in, sat down, and didn't get up again until the place closed! What they were doing there in that little town I don't remember. It seems to me now maybe they knew the hotel owner.
I'll never forget discovering Redd Stewart and Pee Wee King in that little Ohio town in the middle of a long ago winter. Now I have told the story hundreds of times over the years, but I never thought I would tell it to members of Redd Stewart's family! Glad you have a website up for Redd. Keep up the good work!' (Charley Groth)