Carol Denney
Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)folk, traditional & topical $20.50 advance / $22.50 at doorPurchase tickets online
September 27 8:00 pm

Carol DenneyThe fun starts in the lobby before the show, with an old time music jam, and just gets better when Carol Denney hits the stage. She plays guitar, fiddle, and English concertina, and she sings traditional songs as well as witty, incisive originals, usually with an edge — well, just about always with an edge. She's personal, she's political, she cares about music and people, and she puts it all out there whenever she performs. Readers of the East Bay Express voted her Best Solo Performer back in 2002, and the Augusta Music Heritage Festival presented her with the Oldtime Spirit award in 2009. U. Utah Phillips praised her "mighty fine songwriting," the Daily Planet called her a "folk hero," and here’s what the Oakland Tribune had to say: "A political superhero to some. A nasty little mosquito slowly sucking blood on a summer day to others. Nosier than Larry King, quicker of wit than a speeding Robin Williams, she's . . . the quasi-mild-mannered Carol Denney."

Carol is a Berkeley institution. The city's Commission on the Status of Women honored her for civil liberties activism in 2003, and the city honored her again in 2004 for homeless advocacy. She founded “Fiddlers for Peace” and serves as curator of the "Deep Poetry Project" and editor of the Pepper Spray Times. Jack Hirschman, former poet laureate of San Francisco, nominated her to the Revolutionary Poets' Brigade in 2010. Her song-writing is stellar. Her singing is strong. She'll be joined on stage by Steven Strauss on stand-up bass, as well as special guests. Plus, the evening will include a "crankie" — a paper movie that cranks from one roll to another, an old puppetry effect set to live music. Don’t miss Carol Denney playing songs of joy, love, and political struggle.

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