Interview with Charlie Overbey

We caught up with Charlie Overbey about his work with the Navajo Nation, his upcoming album, and more.

The last time we chatted with Charlie Overbey, the world was a very different place. We talked about his hat-making business, Lone Hawk Hats, and his (at the time) recent release Broken Arrow. Fast forward a year and a half later, and life for the milliner and musician (and the rest of the world) couldn’t be more different. 

Charlie was working on his new album when the pandemic hit, putting a stop to recording and touring. During the lockdown, Overbey contacted various musicians who had bought hats from him, asking if they would sign them and donate them to a fundraiser for the Navajo Nation. The response was outstanding. Musicians such as Sheryl Crow, LP, Chris Robinson, and many others donated their hats for the auction. They had aimed to raise $10-20k, but as the figures stand at the moment, they have raised over $107k. 

If you would like to donate to the Navajo Nation COVID-19 relief fund and be entered into the raffle to win a Lone Hawk Hat, head over to the GoFundMe page

Charlie chatted with us about how the auction came about, the impact the money raised will have, where things stand with his upcoming album and more. Hit play below to check it out!



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Phil grew up in the UK and loved listening to and playing music from a young age. He moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, falling in love with the city and its music scene. He enjoys nothing better than spending time with musicians, whether it be watching them perform, talking to them for the website or reading their autobiographies.