Hello Live Music Fans:
Our show is June 10, 2016 at the beautiful Cary Theater. It features 2 of the country’s best and most recognized singer songwriters. We are very proud to host a double bill of Chuck Brodsky and Rod Picott.
June 10, 2016 Six String Presents
Chuck Brodsky & Rod Picott
“Chuck Brodsky can sing, fingerpick, and strum with the best of ’em…a storyteller, and a riveting one at that… an underlying tone of warmth and compassion runs through all his carefully observed narratives.” Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Chuck Brodsky is a storyteller, songwriter, troubadour, and a modern day bard. With only his acoustic guitar and his voice he’ll draw you in with genuine, down-to-earth warmth and his quirky, finely crafted songs. Using wit and irony, set to haunting melodies, he tells the stories of oddball and underdog characters through his syncopated guitar strumming or sweet finger-picking. His songs celebrate the goodness in people—the eccentric, holy, profound, courageous, inspiring, and the beautiful. They poke fun at what needs to be poked, and sometimes they challenge. They’re sworn to tell the truth.
Chuck Brodsky has performed three times at the National Baseball Hall of Fame, and 20 of his celebrated Baseball story songs have been enshrined in the Hall’s sound recording library. His beloved Philadelphia Phillies featured his song “Whitey & Harry” and an interview with Chuck in the documentary about their legendary Hall of Fame player and broadcaster, Richie Ashburn. The 2003 Sony Pictures film “Radio” featured a cameo appearance by Chuck and his closing title track. “Moe Berg: The Song” can be heard in the film “Jews and Baseball,” which aired on the PBS Network. Kathy Mattea’s recording of his “We Are Each Other’s Angels” is the closing track in the 1998 film “Dear Mr. Goodlife,” and eleven of Chuck’s songs appear in the 2011 film “The Deposition.” His song “Blow ’em Away” recorded by David Wilcox, and many others, also appears on the Christine Lavin produced “Laugh Tracks” and has been a long time favorite of the Dr. Demento show.
Fans of Rod Picott have grown accustomed to his storied lyrics that observe from a distance. In the past, his songs and live shows flowed like a twisted novel with quirky characters guiding listeners through a 3 or 4-minute tale, arriving or never intending to arrive home.
It’s been 15 years since Rod Picott laid down his work belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and put a permanent end to his gig as a sheet rock hanger. He’d been writing music in private for years, but it was 2001’s Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues — a debut album that bridged the gap between folk and Americana — that officially introduced him as a singer/songwriter, kick starting one of the more acclaimed careers in modern-day roots music. Since then, he’s focused on a different kind of construction: building a catalog of songs that spin stories of hard work, heartache and the human condition.
Musicians like Slaid Cleaves, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Fred Eaglesmith can tell you about Rod Picott. All three have recorded Picott’s songs, showing their support for a self-sufficient songwriter who plays most of his shows alone, relying on his voice and acoustic guitar to pack a punch.
Tickets and more information about and the performers is available at www.sixstringpresents.com.
www.twitter.com/6stringpresents or @6stringpresents