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Downtown Sound: Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires + Abigail Washburn

July 16, 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 12:00 am

Free

Charles Bradley, “the screaming eagle of soul,” infuses his troubled and triumphant life story with the great tradition of classic soul, funk and R&B. Singer, songwriter and clawhammer banjo player, Abigail Washburn starts off the night mixing folk, global and far-flung sounds.

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires
Charles Bradley is no stranger to hard times. Born in Gainesville, Florida in 1948 and raised in Brooklyn, New York, Bradley spent the better part of his childhood living on the streets. One of the more optimistic moments of his childhood came in 1962, when his sister took him to see James Brown at the Apollo Theater. Brown’s energy formed a lasting impression on him that influenced him on stage for years. In 2011, Bradley came fully into his own with the debut album No Time for Dreaming.

Abigail Washburn
If American old-time music is about taking earlier, simpler ways of life and music-making as one’s model, Abigail Washburn has proven herself to be a bracing revelation to that tradition.

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Date:
July 16, 2012
Time:
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cost:
Free
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Venue

Unnamed Venue
N. Michigan Ave. & E. Randolph St.
Chicago , IL United States

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