Songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Chuck Credo IV is a fourth generation New Orleans musician.
After Chuck began playing guitar at age six, it wasn’t long before he began performing live with many of his “family” bands, including the legendary Basin Street Six who was led by clarinetist Chuck Credo Jr (Chuck’s grandfather). Continuing to develop as a musician, Credo formed his first band, “The Mixed Nuts”, by age sixteen while still a student at Archbishop Rummel High School in Metairie, LA. By the age of eighteen, Credo was performing and traveling every week with The Nuts, as well as The Harmon Drew Super Group from Minden, LA. Chuck’s early performances sent him all over the Gulf Coast area and to many of the famous SEC College towns and famous night clubs. It was this early music education that would allow Chuck to go on to perform as music director/guitarist for such acts as Cyndi Lauper, Allen Toussaint, and The Drifters and perform on stage and in the studio with artists like Journey, The Doobie Brothers, Kid Rock, The Go Go’s, The Four Tops, REO Speedwagon, Taylor Hicks, Levon Helm, Ernie K-Doe, and many more.
After moving back to New Orleans in 2003, Credo founded The WCA Entertainment Group – a business venture featuring The William Credo Agency. The foundation of this parent company has allowed Credo to start a multi-facet business platform that has launched several other companies, including: Nutshack Records, WCA Merchandising, WCA Festivals (and Event Production), Nutshack Music Publishing, and WCA Music Marketing.