Chuck Ragan is a family man, an outdoorsman, craftsman and musician. From The Blanco River in Texas, the woods and water of Eastern Tennessee, North Georgia, the marsh and bayou of Southwest Louisiana and the salt and freshwater of Florida, Ragan was raised chasing fish, game and adventures in the outdoors while at the same time, sharing music worldwide from an early age. Ragan relocated to Northern California in 2007 where he continued his career in music, found peace in the foothills, lakes and rivers and has begun raising a family. As Father’s Day approaches, we reached out to Chuck to discuss his new role as a father, a challenge he couldn’t be more excited to take on.
When I stop long enough to count my blessings on where I stand today, much gratitude leads back to the sparks set by the old man.
Though he’s alive and kicking, the boots he is leaving his boys to fill as fathers, husbands and all around human beings are just as inspiring as they are daunting. It’s only now as a new dad myself that I’m truly realizing and respecting the work and love that he put in to shape and better our lives while guiding us towards a path to do the same.
To list the lessons or valuable insight dear ol’ dad raised us with would be an endless effort. Just as the compassion, patience and will that it takes to carry on as positive guiding fathers for our own as the challenge arises. This is exactly what he was preparing us for and now a challenge that I’m willing and honored to take head on.