King and Brandow perform fundraising concert on Mar 20th Print
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Written by Broadway Presbyterian Church   
Thursday, 17 February 2011 08:40

Charlie King and Karen Brandow, nationally known musical storytellers and political satirists from Massachusetts, will perform in a fund-raising concert at 6 pm March 20 at Broadway Presbyterian Church, 721 23rd Street, Rock Island.

The concert will raise money for the Centro Maya Project, to benefit children with disabilities and their families who live in four Mayan pueblos on the shores of Lake Atitlan, Guatemala; and the Oaks of Mamre Catholic Worker House, Davenport, which provides hospitality and meals for people in need of shelter.  Donations of $10 at the door, $8 in advance are requested.  Call Vince or Marg Thomas at 309 786 6944 for more information, and mail requests for tickets to 1000 21st St., Rock Island IL 61201 (or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )

Charlie King and Karen Brandow have just released a new CD called The Distance Remaining.

Their repertoire covers a century and a half and four continents. They perform with the sweet and precise harmonies of life partners. They sing and write passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. “Two voices that complement each other beautifully & instrumentation that is spare, acoustic & just right” Victory Music Review.

Their central vision as entertainers is to leave audiences with a sense of optimism and possibility about the future. “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. What we most value in a song is the way it helps us see an old reality in a totally new light.”


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