Southpaw was a Country, Southern Rock band with a huge following. The band did many opening gigs for acts like Molly Hatchet, Johnny Paycheck, the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Wishbone Ash and others. Charlie wrote many original songs that stand up to this day. Because of band infighting, the band split. Charlie, Johnny, Bobby brought in Jay Dumas and David Ciampaglia and changed the name from Southpay to Under the Gun. The band continued to play large venues and get reviewed well. Charlie wasn't comfortable with the new sets and David had an offer from the Fools. The band parted ways. there are a number of incredible live recordings of this band which shows the great diversity the band displayed.