ROCK AND ROLL INDIAN DANCE
Welcome back. Right now I'm lying around with the laptop. Listening to the [Highly recommended] Fools Paradise show on WFMU and they're playing "Rock And Roll Indian Dance" by Butchie Saunders & The Buddies. I just felt a burst of energy and had to reach for the lap top and grind out a blog post. Have you ever heard this song? Of course not! It's something else. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNfoAwNr2JI
While Butchie & The Buddies are buffering, I want to thank everyone (if that's the right word) who wrote to me or stopped me on the street after the last newsletter to weigh in with an opinion or a story about airline etiquette. Especially as it relates to middle seats and just who owns the rights to both armrests. I had no idea people were so passionate about it. At the end of the day flying hasn't changed that much, right? If you don't count the outlet wars flaring up in the boarding lounges and the extra bag add-on fees, it hasn't really changed all that much. You get checked in. You sit next to a guy picking his ear. . . . and just when you think you're home free, it's the baggage claim that really brings out the worst in people. Oh, the humanity!
Hope you're having a great summer. We've got another tour to announce. And for Bay Area folks to get it all started we've got a pop up solo gig in Martinez, CA at the legendary Armando's in less than two weeks.
And of course, our annual two nights at the Make Out Room during #HSB. The Friday night is a Chuck and Stephie duo show and the Saturday a full Mission Ex (with special guests) blow out.
Personally I'm ready for The Fall. No, not the Mark E. Smith Fall. I mean the season. Autumn. Outdoor festivals are great and everything. [27 different flavors of veggie burgers!] But I am looking forward to playing some inside shows which means that not only will the music bounce of the walls like it's meant to, but on most of these club dates you won't have to wait in a long line for one of those nasty portable toilets. And me and the band will save a lot of money on duct tape as we won't have to tape our set list to the stage in the event of tornadoes or severe thunderstorms or whatever.
See you out there.
*Speaking of Instagram. A shout out to my nieces Molly and Norah for helping me locate my Instagram account. Pswrd hint: When my family moved to Cleveland I was six years old. We rented an old house that came with a dog. I loved that dog. Armed with that knowledge Molly and Norah were able to locate my Instagram account that I set up years ago and somehow lost like a ghost ship adrift in cyberspace. We're happy to say that the crew is alive and well and the ship wasn't infested with cannibalistic rats. Yessir, I am back in the Instagram business. Join me here: https://instagram.com/chuckprophet/
WED AUG 26 ARMANDO'S, MARTINEZ, CA USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
SUN AUG 30 SUMMERSHADE FESTIVAL, ATLANTA, GA USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
TUE SEP 01 THE FAMILY WASH, NASHVILLE TN USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
THURS SEPT 3 HALIFAX URBAN FOLK FESTIVAL, HALIFAX, NS CANADA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
FRI SEPT 4 HALIFAX URBAN FOLK FESTIVAL, HALIFAX, NS CANADA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
SAT SEPT 5 HALIFAX URBAN FOLK FESTIVAL, HALIFAX, NS CANADA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
SUN SEPT 6 HALIFAX URBAN FOLK FESTIVAL, HALIFAX, NS CANADA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
WED SEPT 9 KIKI'S HOUSE OF RIGHTEOUS MUSIC, MADISON, WI USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
THURS SEPT 10 DAKOTA, MINNEAPOLIS, MN USA CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS
FRI SEPT 11 FITZGERALD'S, BERWYN, IL USA CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS
SAT SEPT 12 THE BLACK SWAMP ARTS FESTIVAL, BOWLING GREEN, OH CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS
SUN SEPT 13 THE BLACK SWAMP ARTS FESTIVAL, BOWLING GREEN, OH CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS
MON SEPT 14 BEACHLAND BALLROOM, CLEVELAND, OH USA CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS
WED SEPT 16 SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL, NEWPORT, KY CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
THURS SEPT 17 NATALIE'S, WORTHINGTON, OH USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
FRI SEPT 18 CLUB CAFE, PITTSBURGH, PA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
SAT SEPT 19 HUNTINGTON HILLS HOUSE CONCERTS, ROCHESTER, NY USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
SUN SEPT 27 HOPMONK TAVERN NOVATO, NOVATO, CA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
FRI OCT 2 MAKE OUT ROOM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA CHUCK PROPHET & STEPHANIE FINCH
SAT OCT 3 MAKE OUT ROOM, SAN FRANCISCO, CA USA CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS
FRI OCT 9 DARYL'S HOUSE, PAWLING, NY USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
SAT OCT 10 THE PARLOR ROOM, NORTHAMPTON, MA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
SUN OCT 11 CLUB PASSIM, CAMBRIDGE, MA USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
MON OCT 12 CITY WINERY, NYC, NY USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
WED OCT 14 HARRISBURG MIDTOWN ARTS CENTER, HARRISBURG, PA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
THURS OCT 15 TIN ANGEL, PHILADELPHIA, PA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
FRI OCT 16 NORTH SHORE POINT HOUSE CONCERTS, NORFOLK, VA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
SAT OCT 17 PRIVATE, WASHINGTON, DC USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO
MON OCT 19 JAMMIN' JAVA, VIENNA, VA USA CHUCK PROPHET SOLO