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Dr. Francis Charles Brunicardi, stage name Chuck. Welcome! Thank you so much for amazing support of my music, cancer research & personalized medicine.
A lifelong performing artist, honored headlining Cambridge Folk Festival 1978. Moss Professor of Surgery at UCLA currently.
Honored and humbled:
Pulitzer in Music nomination.
57th Grammy entry.
Hollywood Music in Media Awards nomination for "Roland".
The Hollywood Reporter: Issue 32: Los Angeles Top Doctor Surgery - September 2014
America's Top Doctors For Cancer - Castle Connolly - November 2014
America's Top Doctors - Castle Connolly - December 2014
Patients' Choice Award - December 2014
LadyLake Music Indie Awards - Top Ten Independent Artists of 2014 - published Jan. 26, 2015
My story: took a break from Johns Hopkins & signed with Charisma Records in 1977 and a second record/film contract with RSO in 1978. In a parallel career as a folk-singer and song-writer, headlined The Cambridge Folk Festival in England in 1978, at the top of a bill including Don McLean and Richie Havens.
Surgery, research and education are my passion and I have always loved the intersection of medicine and music.
Also current Chief Editor of "Schwartz's Principles of Surgery".
The Brunicardi Family offers the world's first MP3 musical - Kid Crusade.
Special thanks to McGraw-Hill for permission to use photo image of textbook in Jersey Shore Tribute video created by my sister Pat [Ecologyngle] who is also my music supervisor.
Please note most tracks here are earlier acoustic works. Please visit new websites to listen to new CD.
Now available at ChuckBrunicardi.com and ITunes.
Of special interest: pictured on my Video "Roland" are:
Dan Dugmore (Linda Ronstadt slide guitar player - famously Blue Bayou & James Taylor).
Mark Hill - my bandleader and bass player (Reba McEntyre's bandleader/bass. Recording for artists such as The Civil Wars, Kelly Clarkson, Reba McEntire, The Lone Bellow, Holly Williams, Brett Dennen, Carrie Underwood, Richard Marx and Charlie Peacock. Again ...to name a few.)
What an honor to play with these legends. The time of my life!
Special thanks Co-Producers: engineer Mark Dearnley for an ingenious career that has brought us some of the best music ever and brilliant Patrick Davis.
Hope you enjoy it. Wishing you a great day and many thanks for listening. Love, Chuck
RIP Richie Havens April 22, 2013. Havens was the twentieth living recipient of the Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award, presented in Sherborn, Massachusetts on April 12, 1991.
RIP John Lennon December 8, 1980. Lennon posthumous received the Peace Abbey Award for his music and anti-war protests which helped to bring to the attention of an entire generation the ideals of peace and love.