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Life & Work with Charlie Haas of Underground Springhouse

Today we’d like to introduce you to Charlie Haas.

Hi Charlie, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I’m Charlie Haas and I’ve been lucky to be part of a fantastic band called Underground Springhouse.

The band formed in Athens, GA where we all met in college. Over a span of two years or so, the band went from a just-for-fun cover band to headlining the Georgia Theatre with original music.

Originally just playing in Athens and a little bit in Atlanta, the band has now traveled the entirety of the east coast sharing our music with anyone that wants to listen!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
It’s always exciting and fun when you’re doing the thing you love to do more than anything (which for us is playing music), but that doesn’t mean it comes without struggle.

It’s important to always be on the same page as your bandmates musically, as friends, and as business partners, which is not always easy. Covid was also pretty difficult and killed a lot of live music momentum we had built up, but all in all the positives we’ve experienced have significantly outweighed the negatives.

We consider ourselves really lucky to have such a good group and to be able to do what we do.

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
We make music that just comes from the heart. We all have our influences, but we don’t really try to sound like anything or anyone in particular.

I think that has helped us shape a unique sound by not trying to sound like anyone else, but finding our sound is still a work in progress!

Are there any important lessons you’ve learned that you can share with us?
Musicians tend to experience high highs and low lows, like playing a sold-out show to a crowd of 2000 people one night and then playing in a parking lot the next day for 10 people.

Having those experiences has taught me to let go of expectations. It’s a bummer when you expect a show to be incredible and it isn’t. And it’s awesome when you expect a show to be lame and it’s a blast.

This goes for all different areas of life too. For me, controlling my expectations, or doing my best to not have any, helps a lot with being present and enjoying the experience, regardless of how big or small.

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