Charlie King is a musical storyteller and political satirist. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people. Pete Seeger hailed him as “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” Charlie has been at the heart of American folk music for over half a century and has been writing songs for over 40 years.
He and his partner, Candace Cassin have performed workshops in classrooms, museums, labor conferences, public libraries, community centers, senior centers, and progressive gatherings around the country.
Honors include: the War Resisters League’s 1998 Peacemaker Award given to Charlie and Odetta; the 1999 Sacco-Vanzetti Social Justice Award for which he was nominated by Pete Seeger; and the 2014 Joe Hill Award, a lifetime achievement award for excellence in the field of labor culture. In October of 2017 Charlie received the annual the Phil Ochs Award, in recognition of his music and activism for social and political justice in the spirit of Phil Ochs.
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