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Charlie King wins 2017 Phil Ochs Award
Charlie King wins 2017 Phil Ochs Award
Charlie King, the musical storyteller and political satirist, won the 2017 Phil Ochs Award given to singer songwriters whose music and activism embody the spirit and commitment of legendary folk singer Phil Ochs. Charlie has been at the heart of American folk music for half a century. He sings and writes passionately about the extraordinary lives of ordinary people.
His songs have been sung by Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Arlo Guthrie, Peggy Seeger, Chad Mitchell and Judy Small, to name a few. Pete Seeger called Charlie “One of the finest singers and songwriters of our time.” Among Charlie's best known songs are "Buy, Buy This American Car", That's the Way I Made My Millions", "Two Good Arms" and "Send in the Drones".
Charlie was presented with a plaque commemorating the award and a cash stipend of $2000 at a concert presented by the Schenectady County Historical Society at Mabee Farms Dutch Barn in Rotterdam Junction, NY on Sunday October 8, 2017. The award was presented by Phil Ochs' sister Sonny Ochs and by Ron and Kathy Cooke and Chad Phillips representing A Still Small Voice 4U that sponsors the award. Additional funding was generously contributed by Michael Sussman, a civil rights and environmental lawyer, from Orange County, NY.
The Phil Ochs Award is presented annually by A Still Small Voice 4U Inc. (ASSV) a 501(c)3 not for profit devoted to encouraging and supporting arts, music, literature, culture and community. The award is determined by a national panel of judges. ASSV directly supports individuals and organizations that share its mission and commitment and sponsors concerts, exhibits, performances, readings and community activities. More information is available at http://www.assv4u.com/.
Charlie King may be reached through his web site: http://charlieking.org/
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Phil Ochs Award
Phil Ochs Award Criteria
· accomplished songwriter & compelling performer
· grounded in the folk tradition (Woody, Pete, Ronnie, Leadbelly, Buffy, Phil et al)
· advances the spirit of Phil's music and activism
· demonstrates a commitment to social justice and community engagement
Award is open to individuals or groups
Winner receives a cash award. A national panel of judges will review the nominations and make recommendations to the board of ASSV4U.
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