Charlie King has played with Pete Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, John McCutheon and a host of other folk music greats. Pete Seeger even nominated him for the Sacco-Vanzetti Social Justice Award, which he received in November of 1999. Since 1976, Mr. King has released dozens of albums, including three collaborations with Bright Morning Star.
Tonight, beginning at 8 p.m. at Grace Church in Vineyard Haven, Mr. King will perform a concert with Karen Brandow, his playing partner since 1998. Ms. Brandow studied voice, performance and classical guitar while doing human rights work in Guatemala from 1986 to 1994.
In the true tradition of folk music as not just a way of making music but a way of living, Mr. King and Ms. Brandow continue to sing and work for social justice causes throughout the year. Their performances reflect this journey.
In their own words, “We try to cover a broad emotional landscape in our concerts. The stories we collect and the songs we write take the listener on a journey of humor, heartache and hope.”
The concert is being sponsored by the Martha’s Vineyard Peace Council. Donations are accepted.