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Chuck Brodsky / Press

“One of the greatest storytelling artists we know...We dig Chuck Brodsky”

Asheville Citizen-Times

“One of the top singer-songwriters of our time. He is certainly the most underrated. He covers so many topics and uses satire and irony better than anyone I've ever heard…unassuming and down to earth. Simply brilliant.”

Ron Olesko WFDU (Fairleigh Dickinson University)

“Chuck Brodsky can take the everyday aspects of existence and bring them to life much the same way that John Prine, Bob Dylan, and Woody Guthrie could...knockout tales of genuine human triumphs...this is great stuff...even the ones that aren’t true sound like they must be when he gets through with them.”

Good Times (Santa Cruz)

“It’s to Brodsky’s credit that these baseball songs can appeal to people (like me) who don’t even like baseball much, and it’s because whatever subject he touches, Brodsky is able to give it powerful human interest.”

The Canton Voice (Ohio)

“Brodsky specializes in wonderful folk songs about baseball.”

Sports Illustrated

“Passionate observer—twister, re-maker, syncopator of the simple tale, the not-so-simple cliche.”

Village Voice

“Down-to-earth lyrics about ordinary folk sung in an often jocular, and always entertaining style . . . He may be compassionate, but there’s always at least a modicum of black humour somewhere along the line to keep his audiences on their toes.”

The Jerusalem Post

“As a reviewer for decades, Brodsky's ever burgeoning catalogue of songs (1991 - to date) has been a pleasingly wonderful reviewing experience, whether it involved shedding a tear (there have been a few), releasing a deep belly laugh (same there), or learning a lesson (there have been many)...this guy skillfully pens knockout songs with frightening regularity...Chuck's message is simple, honest, and truly true, and his observations deserve your undivided attention...Listen to him today, tomorrow, and every day after that...you'll come away "rich from the journey.”

Arthur Wood (FolkWax)

“If indeed God is in the details, Chuck Brodsky has a direct line to the powers that be...character studies that are bittersweet, biting, and insightful...a low laying, loose-collared folkie with rockist irreverence and bluesy swagger: an American stranger in a familiar land. A man who's seen it all and done it all, or close to it...[he] renders character studies that are bittersweet, biting and insightful.”

No Depression

“A genuine troubadour with no soap box, no urban boho contentions, and a few axes to grind, Brodsky picks and grins with the best of the Woody and Ramblin’ Jack descendants.”

San Francisco Bay Guardian

“Chuck Brodsky can sing, fingerpick, and strum with the best of ’em...a storyteller, and a riveting one at that...an underlying tone of warmth and compassion runs through all his carefully observed narratives.”

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

“A world class songwriter...a musical poet moonlighting at times as a grand court jester.”

Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

“What a wonderful insightful storyteller Chuck Brodsky truly is. Nobody else comes close currently...With a deceptively gentle delivery and a preposterous arsenal of warm, disarming humor laced with cunning, caustic barbs, his striking songs take aim at a variety of social and political ills...Brodsky’s unquestionably the best folk ballad songwriter currently in America - bar none.”

Penguin Eggs (Canada)

“One of the finest singer-songwriters in America. There are a lot of good ones, but when it comes down to the really great ones it boils down to a select few - he’s one of them”

Larry Groce, Mountain Stage (National Public Radio)

“If Mark Twain were reincarnated as a musician, his name might be Chuck Brodsky”

Florida Today

“Baseball's troubadour poet laureate...Chuck combines his gift for lyrics and melody with his love for baseball history and culture, and in the process creates a new chapter in the folklore of our national pastime.”

Tim Wiles, Director of Research, National Baseball Hall of Fame Library

“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 Brodsky has more than just a love for baseball. He has a special gift that makes life brighter for all of us who share that love...incredible, moving, real-life tales... gorgeous melodies to wrap them in and the talent to turn them into his own unique form of musical magic......another fantastic supply of songs that can keep us grinning, and thinking, for another decade – and beyond.””

Jayson Stark, senior baseball writer, ESPN.com - The Baseball Ballads2

“Brodsky specializes in wonderful folk songs about baseball.”

“Narrative songs with a conscience about real people, written with compassion, empathy, emotion and often a great deal of acerbic wit...In many ways, this quietly spoken "man out of time and place" could have come from the days of the great Woody Guthrie, Phil Ochs or early days Bob Dylan...there were poignant and extremely moving songs...Chuck Brodsky is an extremely witty man and humour spills over into many of his songs. Despite a 30-year career, some nine albums and glowing press reviews this is Chuck's first-ever UK tour. We have been missing out on a fine, unique talent.”

“ Engaging the audience in laughter, both through his lyrics and the stories he told between songs, he created a relaxed and informal setting for a cleverly paced performance. One might say it was an evening of two halves - the first was light, jokey and full of humour, the second serious and at times, emotionally charged. His gentle delivery is what gives his songs such impact – the soothing voice delivering a barbed comment make his lyrics all the more powerful and affecting. To move an audience almost seamlessly from laughter to tears is a real skill and tonight there was no doubt that Brodsky is a master at doing just that. Many of his songs contain specific American references, but they nevertheless travel well. That’s testament to his skill as a wordsmith; he paints pictures and draws you in to a world full of unlikely characters that by dint of a little exploration become flesh and bone.”