The UC-IMC Presents: Radical Political Folk Music Charlie King and Karen Brandow Friday, March 12, 2004, 08:00 PM http://www.charlieking.org/ Channing-Murray Foundation (above the Red Herring) 1209 W. Oregon, Urbana Doors open at 7:45pm - Show starts at 8:00pm $10-$20 sliding scale ($5-$10 for under 19) All ages. Non-smoking. No alcohol.
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. "Two voices that complement each other beautifully & instrumentation that is spare, acoustic & just right" -- Victory Music Review.
Charlie and Karen are favorites at the IMC. In a tradition that goes back to Woody Guthrie (and earlier), they sing union songs, anti-war songs, feminist songs, immigrant songs. They sing organizing songs and protest songs. They sing songs to set us free. If you want to stop war and stuff you've got to sing loud and that's what Charlie King has been doing for 35 years. His songs have been recorded by Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, Arlo Guthrie, and others.