Charlie King & Karen Brandow in concert -KPFT fundraiser

Submitted by Bill Crosier on October 8, 2010 - 9:46pm. ::

Charlie King and Karen Brandow in concert

Fundraiser for KPFT and Journey of Hope

Sunday, Oct. 17 at 6 pm

Charlie King and Karen Brandow's strong and emotional social message gives voice to the concerns for freedom and equality in our society. Their performances are punctuated by beautiful songs and evocative and thought provoking lyrics.

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See below for more reviews on their music and performances.

Unitarian Fellowship of Houston
1504 Wirt Rd.,
just outside the West Loop and just N. of I-10

Tickets $20
(no one turned away at the door for financial considerations)
or call 713-526-4000 weekdays 9 AM-5 PM

More details: - Charlie King's web site - Journey of Hope - directions)

"Listen you all, you have created a brilliant work. Charlie, you never sounded better, Karen you're a brilliant singer…The CD is beautifully performed and produced…All in all, tremendous!…you may not get platinum for multi-million sales figures for this CD, but you should! Congratulations."
Greg Artzner of Magpie

"With encouraging regularity, Charlie King emerges from his self-reflection to remind us of the happy resilience of the human spirit. His message songs vary between the funny and the frightening, but he pulls them off with unvarying taste, musical skill, and charm."
- Billboard

"One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time." Pete Seeger

"What this world needs is Charlie King. Luckily, we have him!"
Tom Paxton

"His sets make your drooping shoulders square straighter and restore your flagging faith in humanity."
Pinewood Newsletter, NY

"Reminds us of the happy resilience of the human spirit."  -- Billboard

Review of Duo Recording "On the Journey"
"It is a marvel. I really think this is a classic. You cats are unbelievable. I'm all outa words. You knock my socks off."
Peter Berryman – Singer/Songwriter Extraordinaire

Review of Duo Recording "Sparks & Tears: Lively in Concert"
"…a tapestry of old songs, new songs, and old songs made into new songs to…. remind us that, although the times are hard, there is power and relief in the fact that we can come together at community events like this to find camaraderie and perspective and to raise a joyful noise."
SING OUT! Magazine

Review of Duo Recording "Puppet Town"
"Karen's soft and simultaneously strong voice has the fluid sound of a Latina…their harmony singing is a thing of rare beauty."
The Folknik, California

Reviews of Duo Recording "I Struck Gold"
"Exactly what a folk music recording should be: songs that make you think, laugh, weep and dance."
Matt Watroba, Folk DJ WDET, Detroit MI