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Chuck Brodsky to tell some stories through song at the White Horse
Acoustic Guitar magazine writes that Chuck Brodsky, who’s scheduled to perform at the White Horse Black Mountain at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29, “can sing, fingerpick and strum with the best of ‘em… a storyteller, and a riveting one at that.”
With just his voice and guitar he draws in listeners with his quirky, finely crafted songs.
Brodsky's compassionate lyrics often center on oddball and underdog characters, but recognize the the goodness of people in all their imperfection. Pairing wit and irony with haunting melodies, his songs never fail to tell truths that need telling wrapped in great stories.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, a very young Chuck Brodsky fell in love with the piano, but he found his true instrumental voice in college when he heard two guys playing guitar at his university orientation.
It wasn’t long before he swapped academia for the school of life. Influenced by Bob Dylan, Lowell George, Woody Guthrie, John Hartford, Jackson Browne, Bruce Springsteen, Greg Brown, The Rolling Stones and Nic Jones, he started writing songs in his own voice that nevertheless honor his heroes.
Brodsky has appeared at major folk festivals and venues in the United States and Europe. Since 1995 he’s recorded ten critically acclaimed albums, including a The Baseball Ballads 2, a 2013 release of tales from the diamond, inspired by his enduring passion for the National Pastime. Chuck’s songs have been covered my major artists and have appeared on movie sound tracks.
Having recently marked twenty-five years on the road, he’s also celebrating the release of a new CD, Them and Us, one of the ten most played CDs on U.S. folk radio earlier this summer. When not on tour Chuck makes his home in Asheville.
Catch singer-songwriter Chuck Brodsky live
Where: White Horse Black Mountain
When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 8 p.m.
Tickets: Available in advance for $12 online at whitehorseblackmountain.com or $15 at the door