Brodsky will be offering a song-writing workshop at the Jones House, starting at 4 p.m. The workshop is free for participants of the Jones House music lessons and anyone attending the evening concert. If others are interested in participating in the workshop, please contact Mark Freed at [email protected] or 828.268.6282.
Singer song-writer, Chuck Brodsky, brings his tunes and talent to the Jones House Cultural and Community Center on Friday, Dec. 9, for a song-writing workshop and an evening performance.”If Mark Twain were reincarnated as a musician, his name might be Chuck Brodsky,” says Florida Today. And the Asheville Citizen Times calls Brodsky, “One of the greatest storytelling artists we know.”
Brodsky is a storyteller, troubadour, and a modern day bard, imploring excellent musicianship on acoustic guitar with his down-to-Earth warmth and quirkiness and finely crafted songs. Using wit and irony, and intriguing melodies, Brodsky tells stories of oddball and underdog characters. His songs often celebrate the goodness in people.
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Brodsky was attracted to music at a young age, teaching himself piano and guitar. During his college years, he started writing songs, before spending several years hitchhiking across America and singing on the streets of Europe for tips. Brodsky honored with the “Emerging Songwriter Award” at the 1992 Napa Valley Folk Festival, which helped launch a more professional career. Since then, Brodsky has performed at festival and concerts all across the USA, Canada, Ireland, Denmark, England, Israel, Lithuania, Latvia, Wales, and the Shetlands Islands of Scotland.
Brodsky has released more than 10 albums of his songs since 1995, including his latest recording, Tell Tale Heart, which was released in 2015. Brodsky is a prolific song writer, who is perhaps most well-known for his baseball-theme songs. He has two albums full of songs about the national pasttime, and 20 of his baseball story songs have been enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s sound recording library.
The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9, in the Mazie Jones Gallery of the Jones House. Tickets for the concert are $20 per person. The venue can seat 40 people, and due to the limited seating, advanced reservations are recommended. All open seats will be available at the door, which opens at 7 p.m. on the night of the concert.