Huck Notari grew up in New Hampshire in an old country house. He eventually found himself on the West Coast, where he helped form a vaudeville troupe, the Cardboard Songsters. Notari then landed in New Orleans, where he mimed on the streets as Charlie Chaplin and joined the Kitchen Syncopators, a ragtime and country blues band. He has released two solo albums, “Highland” (2007) and “Very Long Dream” (2009). He resides in Portland, Oregon.