After 40 years of friendship and mutual admiration, Bev Grant and Charlie King are joining forces and taking it on the road. Both grew up in singing families and share roots in the musical and political uproar of the 1960's. With Bev’s powerful guitar work, Charlie’s haunting harmonica accompaniment and a rich array of vocal leads and harmonies, they present a repertoire of songs that stands the test of time. It’s a show not to be missed.
Bev Grant is a veteran social activist, feminist, and labor singer-songwriter. She founded and directs the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus. Bev grew up singing and playing in Portland, OR. After moving to New York City she devoted herself to topical songwriting and social activism, notably in her band The Human Condition. Her song “We Were There,” written for her multi-media performance piece of the same name, has become an anthem of women in the labor movement.
Anne Feeney says, “Bev Grant has been a constant source of inspiration… a brilliant feminist with a true rock and roll heart. What’s not to love?”
Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Pete Seeger hailed him as “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” He has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century and has been writing songs for over 40 years. Born and raised in Brockton, MA, he cites as musical influences the folk music revival of the 1960's, the civil rights movement and the Vietnam War era. His songs have been recorded and sung by other performers such as Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, Chad Mitchell and Judy Small.
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!"
Tickets are $15 advance/$20 door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the link below, or at the door the night of the show. Doors open one hour before show time. The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space created as a listening room for (mostly) acoustic music. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us at #510-654-3808.