Hartford, CT Performing Arts series featuring an eclectic mix of Friday night entertainment. Classical chamber music, jazz, acoustic delights, and theatre.
Meeting House Presents Charlie King
October 26, 2018 7:30 PM
Folk legend Peggy Seeger says, "If we had more Charlie Kings in the world I'd be less worried," and Tom Paxton adds, "Luckily, we have him!" Charlie King is a musical storyteller, labor historian and political satirist. He sings passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Pete Seeger hailed him as One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.
Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by powerful three-part vocal harmonies. Their lyrics are fiercely honest, littered with reinvented folk tropes and evocative images a rainy field of daisies, a dusty bar lit by Christmas lights, an unmade bed. They deliver love songs that are at once defiant and heartsick, as well as new contributions to the folk ballad canon and timely explorations of what it means to live in America today.
You may know Hubby Jenkins from his performances with the Grammy award winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. Hubby is a talented multi-instrumentalist who shares his love and knowledge of old-time American music and his insightful sense of historical perspective.