Charleyville is a heartfelt, non-profit event that takes place a few times per year across the country. It is the wish and reality of Dave and Jenny Anne Nooe, in memory of Dave's late daughter, Charlotte Anna Nooe. A poetry major at The University of Osk Kosh, this event is modeled after Strummerville, and is done as a living memorial as well as a musical fund raiser benefiting the youth of East Nashville.
This is only the second year of Charleyville, but last year events were held in Nashville, Los Angeles, and Neenah, WI. Already having kicked off the year's Charleyville shows in Wisconsin on Charlotte's birthday, this week the event is being held in Nashville, and will be held at The Blue Bar Rack Room on 1911 Broadway. Twelve bands are scheduled to appear during the event first two nights, June 20th and 21st, from 7:00 to 2:00. It is followed up the next day by an all day party, campout, and jam to be held in Madison, TN on "The Nooe Hill".
"We just wanted to preserve her spirit, create a living memorial", her father says. "She was loved by so many people. She was in a band called Charley and the Cynics. She also played with my band, Rockin' Bones."
"We had our first event a month after she passed. When we decided to do it, we contacted Strummerville, which is Joe Strummer's (of The Clash) non-profit held overseas. They were like 'What can we do to help you?' "
"She was really into a musician named Cory Chisel. They were friends. Since then, his career has grown to travelling internationally, and he asked some of her old bandmates to join him on the road. They have even played Letterman and Conan now, too."
Dave is actually is the music teacher at Hattie Cotton Elementary in East Nashville, TN. A local rocker who has been teaching music for twenty four years, he has produced many musicals - several of which were written by Nooe - acted out by the elementary students, and is a beloved figure in the school. After school he meets with young children for free musical lessons. Students are also given free musical equipment as well with the revenue created by Charleyville. There is even a college scholarship set up in the foundation's honor.
Jenny Anne helps the event's success by gathering several donated items to bid on. This week's items range from guitars, Bob Dylan concert tickets, Manuel gift certificates, autographed sports and country music items, and other charitable memorabilia. All proceeds from auctioned off items go to the Charlotte Nooe Foundation for musicians and writers.
"It's a collective consciousness, a collective feel."
Thursday the 20th
7:00 Stephanie's Stolen Wheel
8:00 Daphne Culver
9:00 Run for the Roses
10:00 Neo Tundra Cowboy
11:00 Bron Sage
12:00 The Traveling Suitcase
1:00 The Rockin' Bones
Friday the 21st
7:00 Ja Pat Pickers
8:00 Stephanie's Stolen Wheel
9:00 The Traveling Suitcase
10:00 The Granny Whites
12:00 Bron Sage
1:00 The Rockin' Bones
Saturday, June 22nd