Realtor’s CD proceeds benefit Wilcox fund |

Realtor’s CD proceeds benefit Wilcox fund

Charlie Brock’s employer, Coldwell Banker Grass Roots Realty, doesn’t have to worry that

broker Brock is going to quit his job after his CD-release party Saturday for “Closer To You.”

“I sell real estate to make my living. Music for me is my passion, what I do for fun,” said Brock, who has played music since he was a teenager in the early ’60s.

Recording his two folk-influenced CDs has been a kick. It’s been thrilling for him since he started working on the first one in 1999.

“Originally, I was just recording my originals for my kids, but then the whole project became more involved,” Brock said. “It wasn’t my intention to be a recording guy, I just wanted a record of these songs.”

But Brock is a friend of several musicians in the area, including Luke Wilson, who co-produced “Closer To You.” Before Brock knew it, he was set to star in Saturday’s performance featuring several of his friends and family.

“It’s great fun. This performance is a first for me. I never played with my own band. I never had that professional support; it’s wonderful people I’ve got involved with,” said Brock, who is more familiar with performing in his living room.

On Monday, Brock will go back to work, sell some more real estate, and, after hours, pursue songwriting and work on his musical skills.

In the meantime, he hopes to fill Center for the Arts – not so he can shine on stage, but because all concert and CD-sale proceeds will be donated to the Laura Wilcox Scholarship Fund and the Center for the Arts.

After Saturday’s concert, all CD proceeds will continue to go to the scholarship fund.

“Charlie has a wonderful voice. He writes songs as fine as anyone out there. They’re both universal and personal as well. He’s a great guy,” said Maggie McCaig, who appears on “Closer To You” and will play accordion and sing on Saturday.

Also accompanying Brock will be his sister Betsy Brock-Hedgecock, Wilson, Neal Gerjouy, Jerome Little, Kit Bailey and Michael Powers. Special appearances will be by Richard Ellers and Brock’s son Justy Brock and brother Ted Brock.


WHAT: Charlie Brock1s CD-release party

WHEN: 8 p.m. Saturday

WHERE: Center for the Arts, 314 W. Main St., Grass Valley

ADMISSION: $15. Tickets at the Book Seller, Herb Shop Records, BriarPatch and -the door.

INFO: 274-8384 or visit http://www.thecenterfor

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