Black Box Storytelling Theater celebrates their one year anniversary and kicks off their 2016 monthly storytelling series with the incomparable Chuck Brodsky!
“Old fashioned story songs brimming with wit and compassion…off-center, off-the wall and incisively funny. He will appeal to everyone who likes their music with a side of thought.” — New York Times
Chuck will present his show of stories and songs on Wednesday January 20th, 7pm at Buffalo Nickel 747 Haywood Road in West Asheville. Come early to order drinks and dinner from a fabulous menu and well stocked bar. Tickets are 12.00 at the door or 10.00 online at www.eventbrite.com. Online ticket sales begin in late December.
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 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.
Black Box Storytelling Theater is honored to begin their 2016 monthly storytelling series at Buffalo Nickel sharing the talents of such a wonderful singer/songwriter and storyteller. Every third Wednesday we’ll feature regional or nationally known storytellers occasionally joined by one of Asheville’s beloved buskers for a wonderful evening of entertainment. Every first Wednesday of the month we’ll feature our very popular OPEN MIC! series where anyone can tell a ten minute story, recite a poem, read from written work or present comedy. Follow us on Facebook at David Joe Miller Presents or Black Box Storytelling Theater. Learn more about Chuck Brodsky at www.chuckbrodsky.com