NEWS

God, now I’m really depressed. It’s sad.

Happy New Year to you and yours. Hope those resolutions are working out so far. Personally, I've got the same ones as last year. I need to get a little more savvy about life on the road. So yeah. I've learned so many things from Stephanie. Like for example, it's never a bad time to wash your hands. Eat more salads. But, will I take my own advice? Wish me luck.

The radio still works and The Night Surfer is headed for open water, because on these coasts, Charlie DOES surf. We did hit it pretty hard in the Fall. And yes, eight weeks can be a long time. But then again, so can waiting in the car listening to KPOO trying to work up the courage to face the lines at the DMV for an hour.

Besides, there's a worse group of people to be sandwiched in a van together with than the Mission Express. The Mission Express: Super heroes one and all. Of course it hasn't all been fun and games. But I will say this: There are days when it's hard to find anything to be unhappy about. So do come out and join us. Leave your smart phones at home. It takes a nation - no it takes a *village* to really waste time. In fact, I estimate I've wasted 10,073 hours on twitter alone. You're welcome to join me over there. Let's work through this.

God, now I'm really depressed. It's sad. Imagine what I could have done with all that time I wasted. Learn to drive an 18 wheeler, or learn how to play pedal steel. Watch Friday Night Lights start to finish. Which my neighbor Toni tells me is really great. I know I've mentioned that before but I can't think of anything fresh right now. I told you, I'm in a Deli Board sandwich quasi-coma. So, "Do as I say and not as I do" as Dan Stuart used to say [and he did that alot]. Step away from your evil devices and come out and see a proper gig.

Meanwhile, we need the money. So take a stroll through Merchville. And do take the time to check out our NIGHT SURFER car fresheners and dig our new tote bags. That's right. It's here! The CPMX tote bag. A great place for your 12" collection. Or your homework, veggies, toenail polish... er. .. whatever http://www.theconnextion.com/chuckprophet/chuckprophet_cat.cfm?CatID=213 ...

Here's something I can't remember if I shared, a review of the new Loudon Wainwright record. Chuck Prophet, maker-breaker of reputations, at your service. Disc title: Haven't Got the Blues (Yet). The title track has stripper horns. http://thetalkhouse.com/music/talks/chuck-prophet-green-on-red-talks-loudon-wainwright-iiis-havent-got-the-blues-yet/ ...

Think locally: They used to call it Civic Center. Then City Hall started to refer to it as the Mid Market Corrider, and now it's known as the Twitterloin Tax Enterprise Zone. Tell me it's not a sci-fi movie. Dig these Tech-Bros lording it over 6th and Market in the Twitterloin, with Aeron chairs and massive Apple monitors http://tinyurl.com/lbju8sy. Back in the day, my friend Eddy Ray Porter worked at the Strand Theatre. Worked there for years and never actually set foot once in the balcony. I was like, "Why not?" "You don't want to know what's up there..." The bad old days look pretty good to me.

Onwards,

-CP

SAT FEB 28 RANCHO NICASIO - NICASIO, CA - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SUN MAR 1 HOPMONK SONOMA LISTENING ROOM - SONOMA, CA - CHUCK AND STEPHIE DUO

THURS MAR 5 PRIVATE - LOS ANGELES, CA - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

THURS MAR 19 SXSW, CONTINENTAL CLUB - AUSTIN, TX - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

FRI MAR 20 SXSW, LUCY'S FRIED CHICKEN - AUSTIN, TX - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SAT MAR 21 SXSW, YARD DOG - AUSTIN, TX - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

WED APR 1 DOUBLE DOOR INN - CHARLOTTE, NC - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

THURS WED 2 THE EARL - ATLANTA, GA - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

FRI APR 3 COLONIAL QUARTER - ST. AUGUSTINE, FL - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SAT APR 4 SKIPPER'S SMOKEHOUSE - TAMPA, FL - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

WED APR 8 THE HIGH WATT - NASHVILLE, TN - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

THURS APR 9 ZANZABAR - LOUISVILLE, KY - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

FRI APR 10 SOUTHGATE HOUSE REVIVAL - NEWPORT, KY - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SAT APR 11 MEMORIAL OPERA HOUSE - VALPARAISO, IN - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

MON APR 13 WEATHERWAX HALL - JACKSON, MI - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

TUES APR 14 SPACE - EVANSTON, IL - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

WED APR 15 HIGH NOON SALOON - MADISON, WI - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

THURS APR 16 OFF BROADWAY - LOUIS, MO - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SAT APR 18 OLD SETTLERS MUSIC FESTIVAL - DRIFTWOOD, TX - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

WED MAY 13 PALAC AKROPOLIS - PRAGUE,CZ CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

THURS MAY 14 CHELSEA – VIENNA, AT CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

FRI MAY 15 TBA - BELGRADE CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SAT MAY 16 TBA – ZAGREB CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

MON MAY 18 KUNSTKULTURQUARTIER -NURENBERG, DE CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

TUES MAY 19 MILLA - MUNICHEN, DE CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

THURS MAY 21 MARULA - BARCELONA, ES CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

FRI MAY 22 LAS ARMAS - ZARAGOZA, ES CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SAT MAY 23 SUPER 8 – FERROL,ES CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SUN MAY 24 LAS IGUNA - VIGO, ES CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

MON MAY 25 EL SOL - MADRID, ES CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

WED MAY 27 THE TUNNELS – BRISTOL, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

THURS MAY 28 THE GARAGE – LONDON, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

FRI MAY 29 THE BULLINGTON– OXFORD, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SAT MAY 30 THE MET – BURY, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SUN MAY 31 THE GLEE CLUB – NOTTINGHAM, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

MON JUNE 1 GREYSTONES – SHEFFIELD, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

TUES JUNE 2 BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB – LEEDS, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

WED JUNE 3 VOODOO ROOMS – EDINBURGH, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

THUR JUNE 4 THE CLUNY – NEWCASTLE,UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

FRI JUNE 5 JOINERS – SOUTHAMPTON, UK CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

More European shows to follow!

THURS JUL 30 SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES - WINDSOR, CA - CHUCK PROPHET & THE MISSION EXPRESS

SOLO DATES:

FRI OCT 9 DARYL'S HOUSE - PAWLING, NY - CHUCK PROPHET

SAT OCT 10 THE PARLOR ROOM - NORTHAMPTON, MA - CHUCK PROPHET

SUN OCT 11 CLUB PASSIM - CAMBRIDGE, MA - CHUCK PROPHET

THURS OCT 15 TIN ANGEL - PHILADELPHIA, PA 19106-2802 - CHUCK PROPHET

FRI OCT 16 NORTH SHORE POINT HOUSE CONCERTS - NORFOLK, VA 23505 CHUCK PROPHET

SAT OCT 17 PRIVATE - WASHINGTON, DC - CHUCK PROPHET

GAMH this Saturday

Hello Folks,

Holidays being what they are, I hope you all had good ones. And if you didn't? Well, just remember - almost anything beats sleeping in an airport. Welcome to 2015. Let's wash away the past. Every sinner is a saint. And every saint, a singer. Okay, calm down, Chuck.

We are coming in for a full circle landing with end of the week Bay Area shows in SF and Napa. January 31 at the Great American music Hall.

Kevn Kinney of Drivin' 'n' Cryin' has been added to our Napa and SF shows.

Yeah, full circle. It was only 3 or 4 months ago we started the Night Surfer tour in a meadow in Golden Gate Park after a beautiful set by our friend Mark Koslek a.k.a. Sun Kil Moon. The weather was perfect, it was one of those you had to be there kind of gigs. Come to think, I actually did have to be there. Afterwards we went straight to the airport and flew to Cologne to meet up with our trusted leader Carsten AKA "The Eckermeister". We crisscrossed the Continent a couple times and trekked up and down the "angry island" before finding our way back stateside to play a few more weeks of shows. I swear we put over 1,000 miles on our roller bags. And if that's not enough, James and the Vicente have become quite the walkers. I get around but these guys take it to another level.

Startup City, USA really takes its toll on a man. But you have to enjoy your time off. If you're like me there's only one good reason to get dressed in the dark. And that's the "Dawn Patrol" - paddling out before the sun comes up. That's about the size of what I've been doing lot lately. At Linda Mar. Why not? What else can a poor boy do when there's all that snackable content on tap? You could find me out there with the sewing circle most mornings just lately.

All in all I'm feeling re-energized. Honestly, after spending a month with John Murry in the Mission Express van where I repeatedly tried to convince him that Whittier is a suburb of Los Angeles and nowhere near Memphis, TN, I was a little exhausted. He claimed he could read me like a book. And I became convinced that while John was a good read - he is still missing 25 of the 26 volumes that complete the Encyclopedia Britannica. In other words, there's room for growth. For all of us. Are you listening, homie? John claimed when we got home he was going to get a real job. Now get out there, son. Straighten your tie and remind yourself to BE yourself, try to have a good time and try not to say anything racist in public today, okay?

Right. Where was I?

Well, aside from what amounts to an unhealthy amount of cable TV, I did have some time to lay around and catch up on some reading. Didn't quite get to everything on the bedstand but I did dig into Dan Stuart's memoir ["A False Memoir" - by Dan Stuart ]. For those of you who don't know, Dan is my old Green On Red partner in crime from the bad old days. I did learn some things that I already knew. Kinda. A little recap: Basically, you start out sleeping in your clothes and it all kind of goes downhill after that. Not sure I was too excited about reliving some of this stuff. But I was snorting out loud and turning pages before long to see what Dan gets into next. There's some real poetry to Dan's tall tales and epic bullshitting. I dug it. You might dig it too. Whatever. Seek it out. It's worth the seeking.

I wrote a little review on Amazon and you can find the book and my words here: http://www.amazon.com/Deliverance-Marlowe-Billings-Memoir-Stuart/dp/0957171722/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1421286640&sr=8-2&keywords=dan+stuart

Please allow me to pimp a couple things here. For one: Night Surfer is still very much out there. In fact, let me see if I can slip this in - you see. . a couple of weeks back. I was riding on the N Judah like I do. I looked down. And I saw an SF Weekly. I stared at it for a while. Then I picked it up. Glad I did. I found this nice year-end LP roundup from Emma Silvers http://www.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2014/12/24/our-favorite-local-rock-records-of-2014

And if that's not enough. Here's a little nod from the New York Times:

Rainbows in the gutter. The New York Times gives a year end nod to Night Surfer: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/01/07/arts/ap-us-music-overlooked-in-2014.html?_r=0 ...

[See how I slipped that in?]

Oh and another thing: Don't be cheap bastards for goodness sake. We were thinking of getting a stand at the Farmers Market, and just selling CP product, or jewelry. Until then, we've got merch at our on-line store. For days. For your consideration: In fact, dig the New NIGHT SURFER T's that just came in here: http://www.theconnextion.com/chuckprophet/chuckprophet_cat.cfm?CatID=212 ...

Onwards,

-CP

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Thu Mar 05 Private, Avalon Theater,
Los Angeles, CA
Wed Apr 01 Double Door Inn
Charlotte, NC
Thu Apr 02 The Earl
Atlanta, GA
Fri Apr 03 Colonial Quarter
St. Augustine, FL
Sat Apr 04 Skipper’s Smokehouse
Tampa, FL

BOARD

  • Concert in Holland

    "Hello Chuck, When you visit Holland in june

  • UK

    "Well I was wondering when Mr P would be back in

  • FS: HopMunk ticket, reserved front, 3/1

    "I have an extra ticket to Sunday's 8:00

  • Follow Up

    "Hi there Mr P Good to see you'll be back in

  • Another UK Date !!

    "Bristol Tunnels - Wed 27 May