Charlotte started out on classical guitar when she was 9, partly self taught and partly taught by her dad. When Laura joined the school folk group, Charlotte followed and picked up the mandolin, also self taught until she attended Matt Flinner’s mandolin course at Sore Fingers and realised she had it all wrong! Soon after, with her mandolin playing back on the right track, she started to flatpick the guitar. In the summer of 2008, she took up clawhammer banjo. In February 2012 Charlotte was awarded first place in the FOAOTMAD Old-Time Banjo and Old-Time Fiddle contests after having only taken up the fiddle seriously in September 2010.
Charlotte’s musical heroes are: Matt Flinner, Adam Steffey, Mike Marshall, Chris Thile, David Grier, Kenny Smith, Bryan Sutton, Adam Hurt, Tim O’Brien and Clyde Davenport.