San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 - 7PM
Doors open at 6PM
Dinner / Drinks Available
$20 / Limited seating
“If Mark Twain were reincarnated as a musician, his name might be Chuck Brodsky "
“One of the finest singer-songwriters in America."
-Larry Groce, Mountain Stage (National Public Radio)
“A world class songwriter...a musical poet moonlighting at times as a grand court jester.”
-Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
“Chuck Brodsky can sing, fingerpick, and strum with the best of ’em...a storyteller, and a riveting one at that...an underlying tone of warmth and compassion runs through all his carefully observed narratives.
-Acoustic Guitar Magazine
In a career spanning just over two decades, Brodsky has crafted a body of work in a style that critics have compared to Mark Twain, John Steinbeck and Flannery O’Connor. As much at home with comedy as tragedy, his story songs carry the full payload of a mature observer of human experience – irony, tenderness, bitter satire, surprise and delight, modern frustrations, a sense of danger and of longing. Conveying all of this with a catchy melody, a chalky baritone and a journeyman’s skill on the guitar is what helped to land 18 of his songs in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Sound Recording Library.
Brodsky was born and raised in Philadelphia. His early songwriting influences range from Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie to Bruce Springsteen and The Rolling Stones. With 10 albums to his credit, he’s a main stage veteran of festivals throughout North America, Europe, and Israel. Brodsky’s tunes can be heard in several feature films. His song “Blow ’em Away” was recorded by David Wilcox.
His passion for our national pastime is evident in two albums devoted entirely to baseball tales, with a colorful, off-beat cast of characters: the first white man to play in the Negro leagues, a pitcher who threw a no-hitter while hallucinating on LSD, a catcher who was a spy during World War II, and many more.
Doors open and the dinner hour begins at 6:00PM. The public is invited to come early to purchase a meal of hearty homemade fare. Delicious desserts and beverages will be available throughout the night.
• Thursday, January 12, 2017 - Norton Buffalo Hall Dedication & Celebration
• Saturday, February 4, 2017 - Halie Loren
• Friday, February 24, 2017 - Simon Lynge (to be confirmed)
• Friday, March 31, 2017 - Martin Gerschwitz
For more info: 530-762-1490 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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NORTON BUFFALO HALL
Located at 5704 Chapel Drive, Norton Buffalo Hall is an outreach of Paradise Community Guilds, an historic, non-profit, community-based service organization promoting the values of sustainability and stewardship. Membership is open to all, and the public is generally welcome to attend all Guilds events.
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