By Charles Kelleher Harris
Sixteen year-old Charles “Charlie” Austin-Zimmerman has had an interest in music for as long as he can remember
“I come from a musical family- my mom was a songwriter and I grew up listening to her band practice in the house. When I was about 8, my grandmother had me in piano lessons, which were awesome,” says Zimmerman. “But I played a ton of guitar hero and I decided I wanted to learn how to play the guitar. I taught myself to play guitar when I was ten, and I immediately started writing songs.”
In addition Zimmerman taught himself to play ukulele and bass.
When he was 13, Zimmerman decided he wanted a different name. […]