What: Charlie King and Karen Brandow / Double CD Release (So Far, So Good: 40 Songs for 40 Years of Songwriting) Concert to Kick off Charlie’s Anniversary Tour – 50 Years of Folk Performing http://www.charlieking.org)
When: 7:30 PM, Friday November 15, 2013
Where: Luther Place Church, 1226 Vermont Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20005.
Metro and Parking: Closest Metro and Directions to Church: McPherson Square Metro Station (Blue & Orange Line). Follow Vermont Ave. out of metro and exit on 15th and I St. NW. Walk north to Thomas Circle. Bear right on Vermont Ave. as you go around circle. Use Vermont Ave. entrance to sanctuary. Red Line: Farragut North-Walk four blocks east on L St. NW and then left on 14th St. and Vermont. For street parking please read signs carefully. There is 2 hour unrestricted parking on streets near the church.
How Much: Free Will Offering – (Suggested Donation-$10) This program is open to the public.
Sponsored by: Dorothy Day Catholic Worker
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 harmony of life partners. They sing and write passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Charlie King has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century. His songs have been sung by Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, Chad Mitchell and Judy Small. His political musical influences are the folk music revival of the 1960’s, and the protest songs of the Civil Rights and Vietnam War era. 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. There she broadened her repertoire to include Latin American music of the “Nueva Canción” or New Song Movement. She performs in English and Spanish.
“Two voices that complement each other beautifully & instrumentation that is spare, acoustic & just right” – Victory Music Review