Charles Allen "Chuck" Ragan (born October 30, 1974) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is the guitarist and vocalist of the band Hot Water Music. Ragan has also released a variety of solo material, including a series of 7-inches on No Idea Records, a live album and three studio albums on Side One Dummy Records.
From 1993 until 2006 Ragan was one of the lead singers for Gainesville, Florida-based punk rock band Hot Water Music. The group disbanded on good terms in 2005, and the other three members went on to form punk band The Draft, while Ragan continued a solo career playing mostly acoustic folk inspired music similar in tone to a former acoustic Hot Water Music side project called Rumbleseat signing to Side One Dummy Records. Hot Water Music reunited in 2007 for a tour across the United States and Europe, and in 2012, released a new album, Exister.
In a February 12, 2010 interview, Chuck commented that he was working on an album with Brian Fallon, frontman for the Gaslight Anthem. Since then, Fallon's vocals appeared on Ragan's song "Meet You In The Middle." Ragan released a four way split with underground UK singer-songwriters Sam Russo, Helen Chambers and Jimmy Islip in 2011.
On November 21, 2013 Chuck announced that his next solo album with Todd Beene of Lucero and Glossary, Jon Gaunt, Joe Ginsberg, David Hidalgo Jr. of Social Distortion, Rami Jaffee of The Wallflowers and Foo Fighters, Christopher Thorn of Blind Melon that would be titled 'Till Midnight and released in 2014 on Side One Dummy.