The inimitable StanFest veteran Chuck Brodsky finally returns to The Carleton on Tuesday, July 31st for an evening of his great stories and songs about everything under the sun, including, we hope, baseball. Show time is 7:30 PM and tickets are $15 advanced, or $20 at the door.
Chuck Brodsky is a storyteller, a songwriter, a troubadour, a modern day bard. His wit and irony, down-to-earch warmth, and quirky, rootsy, finely crafted songs tell stories of oddball and underdog characters. His songs celebrate the goodness in people, the eccentric, the holy, the profound, the courageous, the inspiring, the beautiful. They poke fun at what needs poking and sometimes challenge what needs to be challenged. They’re sworn to tell the truth.
Over the past 25 years, Chuck has performed at festivals and in concerts all across the USA, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, England, Israel, Lithuania, Latvia, Wales and the Shetland Islands of Scotland. He’s performed three times at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and 22 of his baseball story songs have been enshrined in the Hall of Fame’s sound recording library.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, a very young Chuck fell in love with the piano. Despite taking lessons, he still managed to teach himself how to play. Years later, on his first day of university orientation, he saw two guys playing guitars. He soon got one of his own, transferred out the university and into the school of life. After hitchhiking to San Francisco and singing weekly at the Tattoo Rose Cafe’s open mic, Chuck spent a few years singing for tips on the streets of Europe and worked as a fruit picker back in the USA. In the late ’80s, he began performing in small coffeehouses around the SF Bay area. Then he got serious!
Having received worldwide acclaim for his previous albums, Chuck’s 11th release, Tell Tale Heart, was among the top ten most played albums on folk radio in 2015. In March of 2018, Chuck released his latest, Them And Us.