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Charlie King, Karen Brandow, RI 2/26/11

ChanteyLass 23 Feb 11 - 10:31 AM
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Subject: Charlie King, Karen Brandow, RI 2/26/11
From: ChanteyLass
Date: 23 Feb 11 - 10:31 AM

Charlie King became the first performer booked thirty years ago at Stone Soup Coffeehouse.
And, on February 26, 2011, Charlie King and Karen Brandow return to Stone Soup on Feb. 26th at 8:00 PM. Stone Soup is at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 50 Park Place, Pawtucket, RI, (wheelchair-accessible), just off Rt. 95, north of Providence, and south of the MA state line.

"If you want to experience what Stone Soup Coffeehouse was like in the beginning, this is the concert to go to. Charlie was the first performer booked in what has turned into a thirty year concert series. There is just nobody out there who writes 'em quite like Charlie does. In fact, it was a coupon in a little blue songbook that I got from Charlie at a Seabrook nuclear power plant demonstration in 1978 that led to the conference that led to the workshop that led to the germ of the idea for Stone Soup Coffeehouse back in the day." Joyce Katzberg, Stone Soup Founder.

Tickets are $15 and available at (paypal link)            

Charlie King and Karen Brandow are musical storytellers and political satirists. Their repertoire covers a century and a half and four continents. They perform with the sweet and precise harmonies of life partners. They sing and write passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Their central vision as entertainers is to leave audiences with a sense of optimism and possibility about the future.

December 2010 marks the release of their latest CD, "The Distance Remaining." Other recent releases include: "Higher Ground," "On The Journey," "Sparks and Tears," "Puppet Town," "Remembering Sacco and Venzetti," and their premier 2001 Appleseed Recording, "I Struck Gold." In addition to a full time career of concert touring, King and Brandow have sung in support of numerous groups working for peace, human rights, environmental sanity and alternatives to violence.
Charlie King has been at the heart of American folk music for over 45 years. His songs have been recorded and sung by other performers such as Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, Chad Mitchell and Judy Small. Honors include an "Indie" award for one of the top three American folk recordings of 1984, the Peacemaker Award from the War Resisters League in 1998, and the Sacco-Vanzetti Social Justice Award in 1999.

Karen Brandow has been performing with Charlie King since 1998. While doing human rights work in Guatemala from 1986-1994, Karen studied voice, performance and classical guitar. She performed at political and cultural events in that country as a soloist and was a founding member of the a cappella singing group, the Non-Traditional Imports. While living in Central America, she broadened her repertoire to include Latin American music of the "Nueva Canción" or New Song Movement. She performs songs in English and Spanish.

Their website is

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