Charlotte’s Web presents Jim Post

Save Saturday, April 3, for a special treat as returning favorite Jim Post performs at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall, 211 N. Main St. Charlotte’s Web is proud to again host this talented actor, musician, storyteller and magician all rolled into one.

Jim Post grew up with the sounds of back-country music. His boyhood was spent along the San Jacinto River, near the Big Thicket in Texas, which gave him a sense of place and time that became the poetry and rhythm of his music. He got his professional start at the Earl of Old Town in Chicago, and his career took off.

Chicago gave him recognition, and Galena gave him a home. In Galena, he became interested in Illinois history. His first historical play, Galena Rose: How Whiskey Won the West, played in Chicago for two-and-one-half years. It established Post as a performer who could make history come alive in song and verse. His second play, Mark Twain and the Laughing River rooted him even deeper into the great river valley, where the sounds of tugboats and barges stirred his imagination to create new songs.

Post’s early professional career put him into The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame with his hit record, Reach Out in the Darkness. Accolades continue to pour in. “Post is one of the Midwest’s great treasures,” said the Chicago Tribune. “Jim Post is a one-man tour de force—part musical, part drama and thoroughly entertaining.”—The Washington Post. “Imagine Mark Twain with a guitar and you got a pretty good picture of Jim Post.” —Lifestyles. “He is quite possibly, one of the most dynamic, touching, comic, wry, outrageous, brilliant entertainers you’ll ever experience.” —Rockford Register Star.

Join the audience for the one-of-a-kind show that only Post can do, featuring old favorites, new songs and his interpretations of other composers such as Leonard Cohen.

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Tickets are available at Rockford Area Arts Council, 713 E. State St., 963-6765; The Postal Shoppe, Edgebrook Center, 397-7301; and Tin Whistle, 1414 N. Main , 963-0270; or by mail with check and SASE, 10928 N. Main, Rockton, IL 61072. For Web information, call 964-2238.

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