Roxbury Community College
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Charlie FARREN has long been known for great songs, great singing, and for outstanding live solo acoustic performances. Charlie is excited to be performing solo again. “It really gives me a chance to play more songs from my catalog – I’ve missed that.”
Alone onstage with acoustic guitar in hand, Charlie captures an audience with his unique delivery, insightful lyrics, memorable songs, soaring vocal, and subtle yet innovative guitar style. It wasn't always quite so subtle, as Charlie formed this original self-taught style with a history of successful, hard-crunching rock bands throughout the 1980s.
Charlies new CD, TUESDAY is his best work to date, featuring a song that was written but never released by longtime friend, the late Brad Delp, powerhouse vocalist for the legendary band BOSTON. "I contacted his family for permission to cover the song, and they were enthusiastic and supportive. Producer Anthony J. Resta worked with a raw guitar and vocal I recorded and really brought it to life.”
'Charlie is contagious, displaying a candor rarely demonstrated by former arena rock stars. It's clear he has not lost the ability to captivate a room full of people no matter what the size.' writes Tom Dempsey of SoundCheck magazine. His live solo performances remain the perfect forum for his remarkable talents. Charlie continues to be one of America's most original and compelling musical artists. He takes the stage alone, and leaves the stage with a roomful of new believers. charliefarren.com
Tickets: $25, members $23