John Charles - 2014

Magic Marc Productions

I am an independent concert, music and event promoter based in the Minneapolis / Saint Paul, Minnesota area.

I am interested in creating unique, one of a kind, once in a lifetime, never to be forgotten events!

I am open to all ideas, suggestions, and comments for any kind of artistic endeavor.

Please feel free to email me with your thoughts.

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Marc Evan Percansky

Pick Six

A half-dozen cool things in music, from two points of view:

Star Tribune, March 11, 2012

Bruce Springsteen, "Wrecking Ball".  One of the finest records of his 40-year careeer.  He used samples from old Alan Lomax recordings brought up to date by producer Ron Aniello, with support from Tom Morello on guitar.  The Boss' writing and ideas of a better world, both optimistic and pessimistic, are right on.

Bob Dylan, Metro magazine tribute.  This is a nice 12-page salute with musicians, writers, artists and friends sharing their thoughts on the 50th anniversary of his self-titled first album.

John Charles, "Narcissistic Girlfriend".  He's an underrated Twin Cities singer/songwriter/musician who has been around for more than 20 years.  Quirky lyrics with a unique musical delivery.

---MARC PERCANSKY, Magic Marc Productions, Minneapolis


Punch Brothers, Varsity.  The quintet's instrumentation said "bluegrass," but its versatile sound said "wow" - from the hip Radiohead-like textures to the dramatic music-hall ditty "Patchwork Girlfriend" to the spirited sing-along "Rye Whiskey".

John Hiatt and Lyle Lovett, State Theatre.  Their free-wheeling banter even had them laughing.  Besides all the witty and silly repartee between the two veteran stars, there were many musical rewards, especially when Hiatt played guitar on guitar on Lovett's tunes ("Girl With the Holiday Smile," "My Baby Don't Tolerate," "White Boy Lost in the Blues") and Hiatt answered requests for "Memphis in the Meantime" and "Georgia Rae".

Regina Maria Williams, "When a Woman Loves a Man".  After portraying Dinah Washington, Billie Holiday and Nina Simone in shows, the Twin Cities theater star showcases her own jazz chops on this impressive collection of standards.

---JON BREAM, Star Tribune

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