Presenting Our

2017 - 2017  Season Line Up

 

October 13

The Quitters
with special guest

Laura Zucker

 

November 10

Johnsmith

with special guest

Steve Meckfessel

 

December 8

Janet Klein
& Her Parlor Boys

with special guest

Meredith Axelrod

 

January 12

Chuck Brodsky
with special guests
Mark + Cindy Lemaire

 

February 9

 Claudia Russell 
+Bruce Kaplan

CD RELEASE SHOW

 

March 9

JOHN REISCHMAN
AND THE JAYBIRDS

with special guests TBA

 

April 12

KAREN SAVOCA

+PETE HEITZMAN

with special guest
TBA

 

May 12

Awesome show TBA

+ special guests

 

Please check out our two sister music series:

Point Richmond Music Summer Concerts

Point RIchmond Jazz

 

JANUARY 12, 7:30pm

CHUCK BRODSKY

Special guest Mark & Cindy lEMAIRE

Chuck Brodsky is a storyteller, songwriter, troubadour, and a modern-day bard. With only his acoustic guitar and 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. 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.

 

Born and raised in Philadelphia, a very young Chuck fell in love with the piano. Years later, on his first day of university orientation, he saw two guys playing guitars. He soon got one of his own, transferred out of the university and into the school of life.  Check out Chuck Brodsky on YouTube

 

After hitchhiking to San Francisco and singing weekly at the Tattoo Rose Cafe’s open mic, Chuck spent a few years singing for tips on the streets of Europe, and worked as a fruit picker back in the USA. In the late 1980’s, he began performing in small coffeehouses around the San Francisco Bay Area. Winning the "Emerging Songwriter Award" at the Napa Valley Folk Festival in 1992, the following year he was warmly embraced at the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. For the past 23 years, Chuck has performed at festivals and in concerts all across the USA, Canada, and around the world.

 

His 2013 release The Baseball Ballads 2, which was named to MOJO Magazine’s top ten list of Folk albums for 2014. Chuck’s passion for our National Pastime and its colorful, offbeat characters is evident in his two albums full of Baseball tales. Such characters as the first white man to play in the Negro Leagues, a pitcher who threw a no-hitter while high on LSD, a catcher who was also a spy during World War II, a base-runner who cost his team the pennant by not touching a base, The Clown Prince of Baseball, and Chuck’s favorite player from his childhood who was booed by the hometown fans. 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.

 

Special guests Mark and Cindy Lemaire open the show. Beautiful songs powered by intricate harmonies and deft songwriting make Mark and Cindy a pleasure to behold!

 

Eventbrite - Point Richmond Acoustic presents Chuck Brodsky in Concert

Concerts are held at the beautiful and historic First Methodist Church of Point Richmond, at 201 Martina Avenue in Point Richmond. Doors open at 7pm and show starts at 7:30.

About Point Richmond Acoustic
In our EIGHTH season,  Point Richmond Acoustic is sponsored by Point Richmond Music and the First Methodist Church. The church itself is intimate and an acoustic marvel. Built more than a century ago, it's an octagonal wooden prism that appears to be built by nautical carpenters. It’s like listening to music inside a guitar.

 

Our program is non-religious. A friendly no-pressure environment – it’s all about the music here! Ample parking is available downtown, just two blocks away.