“Trinidad Charlie” Not Looking For Notoriety

posted November 3rd, 2008 at 5:16 pm

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by Josh Martn

Perhaps the most personal song on Kenny Chesney’s new album is “Nowhere To Go, Nowhere To Be”. In that song, Chesney mentions sitting next to “Trinidad Charlie” at a bar in the Caribbean. The St. John Tradewind News caught up with Charlie, who doesn’t want any notoriety from the mention in Chesney’s song:

While numerous entreprenurial friends and aquaintances have proposed grandious marketing plans to take advantage of his portending fame from the role in the expected hit song, Trinidad Charlie is content with his current production levels in his tree-top level kitchen overlooking the farm he has grown in a secluded ghut above Cruz Bay since his arrival on St. John 40 years ago.

Deyalsingh really isn’t concerned about the impact his newfound, albeit unwanted fame on his home-based business bottling hot sauces.

As he sits in a well-worn overstuffed chair in the main cottage of his eco-tourism mini-resort peeling labels and applying them to bottles of his latest batch of West Indian pepper sauce, he reflects on the notoriety which could come from his starring role in what is expected to be a top-selling album and song. Charlie isn’t looking to change much in the hands-on production of his hot sauce.

He prefers to make his sauce while watching a cricket match on pay-per-view and has relied on a patchwork network of friends and St. John retailers to provide all the demand he needs for fairly steady production of his gourmet sauces.

Charlie also can be reached directly by email at trinidadcharlie@yahoo.com for 12-bottle cases of sauce and t-shirts.

Charlie is busy enough with his typical work week, which usually includes a delivery run to his Coral Bay retail customers, including the restaurant where Chesney met him, according to the song.

When asked if he remembered the afternoon with Chesney more than two years ago, Trinidad Charlie said “more and more each day.”

“He did write we were alone at the bar,” Charlie noted. “There were no witnesses.”

“Do you think he’d like a t-shirt?” Charlie asked, referring to Chesney. “Maybe I should send him some hot sauce.”

While Trinidad Charlie is nonplused by his potential newfound fame, the publicity continues.

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