GrassRoots Regina presents North Carolina singer-songwriter extraordinaire Chuck Brodsky in concert.
Monday, March 31, 2008
The Club, 2431 8th Avenue, Regina.
Show starts at 8 p.m.
Tickets $10 at the door.
Chuck Brodsky was born in Philadelphia and began his pursuit of a musical career in 1979 after he dropped out of college and bought a guitar. He spent the next 15 years living in the San Francisco Bay area, working odd jobs and travelling around Europe and Israel. Over the last couple of decades, Brodsky has written himself into the history of American folk music by being an old school storyteller of the highest order. He has an uncanny ability to take the stories of unsung heroes and extraordinary people and to infuse these stories with humanity and humor, making them resonate profoundly with his listeners. He brings his songs to life with a well-travelled voice and a delivery that’s unique and conversational, aptly accompanied on guitar with his groove-oriented strumming and fingerpicking. His subject matter is as diverse as humanity but one of his favorite topics is baseball. With roots that go back to the mid-19th century, baseball has witnessed everything from the Civil War to the civil rights movement. “Everybody grew up touched by baseball in one way or another,” Brodsky said. “There have been so many great characters and so many great tales and so many legends.”
Brodsky released his first CD, A Fingerpainter’s Murals, in 1995 and since then he has released six more critically acclaimed albums, his most recent, Tulips for Lunch, in 2006, was produced by Canadian J. P. Cormier. His 2002 release, The Baseball Ballads, was inducted into the Sound Recording Library of the Baseball Hall of Fame. His song “Radio” from his 1998 CD, Radio, was featured in the 2003 award-winning movie of the same name. He currently makes his home near Asheville, North Carolina.
“One of the finest singer-songwriters in America. There are a lot of good ones, but when it comes to the really good ones it boils down to a few - he is one of them.” - NPR Mountain Stage (Larry Groce)
“The soft, wry voice of John Prine and the detailed balladry of Bob Dylan.” - Boston Globe
“... an extraordinary talent ... I would place him in the Dylan-Guthrie-Prine league.” - BBC Radio (Tony McAuley)
"The Great Santa Snowball Debacle of 1968" clip:
"Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire" clip:
www.chuckbrodsky.com or www.myspace.com/chuckbrodsky