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I like amplified music

We just completed a little run on the East Coast. With Stephanie back in the fold. (Thank you Jesus!)

A fun show in New Haven with songstress Amy Rigby at Club Nine (and yes, there was pizza involved). And a show in Maplewood, NJ, as part of the righteous "Rent Party" series where they raise money to fight hunger in their community. It was a beautiful old hall. Real old. Like England old. The kind of place where I imagine Buddy Holly might have played once upon a day.

Maybe he did?

Next up, the Bell House in Brooklyn. Although we play less and less of these gigs where after the crowd clears out the floor is covered in red plastic cups up to your knees, I still take real pride when I see a smattering of those red Solo cups on the floor after the show. So, when I was roaming around during soundcheck and I spied a portrait of the late great J Bellhouse on the wall of the bathroom replete with a philosophical quote from the man himself I got real happy.

The plaque under the portrait read:

"I like amplified music.

I like it to be loud.

And I like drinking beer from a red plastic cup."

—J Roger Bellhouse

And then a rare day off in NYC before flying out to an Arts and Lectures gig (no that isn't a typo! Arts AND Lectures, bee-atches!) at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi, to wander the streets of the Village (and the aisles of Strand Books). I did take in the Velvet Underground exhibit. I'd been tipped off. Joseph Arthur said I had to see it. And I'd read about it that morning in the NY Times. In the Times piece there was a photo of Nico driving with a caption that read: "Nico was a pretty good driver" —John Cale.

That photo totally caught my eye. There she was. The OG Queen of the Goths behind the wheel of a very large RV or maybe a bus leaning over a BIG steering wheel. You know the kind—those flat horizontal steering wheels where the driver kind of leans over it. Like Mark Ruffalo in the film "Margaret." (Please stop what you're doing and watch that movie now.) Yep, Nico all bangs and blonde hair and chiseled cheekbones—those big, vacant blue eyes studying the road ahead. Looking like the most beautiful man in the world let alone the most beautiful woman. Just driving to the next gig.

Something about it . . .

I breezed through the exhibit until I came to that pic of Nico. Next to it was a picture of Maureen Tucker carrying a cardboard box in the rain that caught my eye. By the size of the box, I'm guessing she had a snare drum in there. The exhibit was kind of a tourist trap. But how else can you hang with that crowd? Uncle Lou is on the other side of the grass now.

ANYHOODLE: I did learn some things. Turns out it doesn't matter if you're The Velvet Underground, George Clooney, or the friggin' pope, loading equipment in the rain kind of sucks. Then again, I don't know. It kind of looked like Mo Tucker was smiling.

We have a few shows coming up. As usual, dig in below.

Meanwhile, The Mission Express is playing great. I've said it before, but it bears repeating: All a poet needs is a pen. A painter needs maybe like a brush and some paint? But people, a singer/songwriter needs an army. So grateful to have these guys and gal out there turning it all into music.

Onwards,

—CP

GIGSVILLE:

10/21/2018 NOVATO CA HOPMONK TAVERN COOKOUT SERIES - CHUCK PROPHET (SOLO)

11/7/2018 SALT LAKE CITY UT THE STATE ROOM - CPME

11/9/2018 FORT COLLINS CO THE ARMORY - CPME

11/10/2018 DENVER CO GLOBE HALL - CPME

Chuck Prophet and Stephanie Finch Duo:

12/13/2018 HOUSTON TX COFFEEHOUSE LIVE AT ST. ANDREW'S - CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH

12/14/2018 AUSTIN TX CACTUS CAFE - CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH

Chuck And Charlie Sexton "The East River Truckers" - (new rescheduled dates, old tickets honored at new shows)

1/24/2019 BILBAO,SPAIN KAFE ANTZOKIA w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

1/25/2019 GIJON, SPAIN SALA ALBENIZ w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

1/26/2019 GALICIA, SPAIN TBC w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

1/29/2019 MADRID, SPAIN CHANGO w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

1/30/2019 BARCELONA, SPAIN RAZZMATAZZ 2 w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

1/31/2019 ZARAGOZA, SPAIN LAS ARMAS w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

2/1/2019 VALENCIA, SPAIN 16 TONELADAS w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

2/2/2019 CADIZ, SPAIN AULARIO LA BOMBA w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

GIGSVILLE

Stephie and I are headed over there. For some duo dates. Holland, UK, etc.

Hardly Strictly is around the bend. For the folks who are fans of the Great Indoors like we are, there's our annual two-night stand at the Make Out Room in the heart of the heart of the Mission. We're likely to have special guests with so many of our friends from around the world coming to play at Hardly Strictly. We'll have advance tickets available on our site. THE SHOW STARTS EARLY. PLAN ACCORDINGLY.Chuck and Stephanie Duo shows:

9/4/2018 ARMANDO'S MARTINEZ

9/8/2018 TWYFORD, UK TOWN HALL ACOUSTIC DUO (SOLD OUT)

9/9/2018 HARPENDEN, UK HARPENDEN PUBLIC HALLS ACOUSTIC DUO

9/11/2018 LEIDEN, NL Q BUS ACOUSTIC DUO

9/12/2018 ROTTERDAM, NL LANTAREN VENSTER ACOUSTIC DUO

9/13/2018 ARNHEM, NL LUXOR LIVE ACOUSTIC DUO

9/14/2018 RIJKEVORSEL, BE - DE SINGER ACOUSTIC DUO

9/15/2018 GRONINGEN, NL LUTHERSE KERK ACOUSTIC DUO

9/16/2018 LEFFINGELEUREN, BE LEFFINGELEUREN FESTIVAL ACOUSTIC DUO

9/17/2018 BRISTOL,UK HEN & CHICKENS ACOUSTIC DUO

9/18/2018 LONDON, UK BUSH HALL ACOUSTIC DUO

9/19/2018 BURY, UK THE MET ACOUSTIC DUO

9/20/2018 GLASGOW, UK COTTIERS THEATRE ACOUSTIC DUO

9/21/2018 NEWCASTLE, UK GOSFORTH CIVIC ACOUSTIC DUO

9/22/2018 LEEDS, UK BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB ACOUSTIC DUO

9/23/2018 NOTTINGHAM, UK GLEE CLUB ACOUSTIC DUO

9/24/2018 SHEFFIELD, UK GREYSTONES ACOUSTIC DUO

9/25/2018 BRIGHTON, UK KOMEDIA ACOUSTIC DUO

CP and the Mission EX:

10/5/2018 SAN FRANCISCO CA MAKE OUT ROOM - CPME

10/6/2018 SAN FRANCISCO CA MAKE OUT ROOM - CPME

10/10/2018 NEW HAVEN CT CAFE NINE - CPME

10/11/2018 PAWLING NY DARYL'S HOUSE - CPME

10/12/2018 MAPLEWOOD NJ RENT PARTY - CPME

10/13/2018 BROOKLYN NY THE BELL HOUSE - CPME

10/16/2018 JACKSON MS MILLSAPS COLLEGE - CHUCK PROPHET (SOLO)

10/20/2018 AUBURN CA CROOKED HOUSE CONCERTS - CHUCK PROPHET (SOLO)

10/21/2018 NOVATO CA HOPMONK TAVERN COOKOUT SERIES - CHUCK PROPHET (SOLO)

11/7/2018 SALT LAKE CITY UT THE STATE ROOM - CPME

11/9/2018 FORT COLLINS CO THE ARMORY - CPME

11/10/2018 DENVER CO GLOBE HALL - CPME

Chuck And Charlie Sexton (The East River Truckers)

RESCHEDULED DATES COMING SOON: Spain

CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH DUO

12/13/2018 HOUSTON TX COFFEEHOUSE LIVE AT ST. ANDREW'S - CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH

12/14/2018 AUSTIN TX CACTUS CAFE - CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH

Fuji Apple Salad content

Like a lot of people I have a band and I'm trying to get you to come to a show [and there are many shows coming up]. So there.

And if you don't want to come to a show? Well, that's okay too. Because in the immortal words of Jonathan Richman: "There's lots of other fun stuff to do."

Can't argue with that. What else? Is everyone having a nice summer? Ours has been pretty rad, so thanks for asking... In fact, we're just coming off a long(ish) run and we had a ball. We had some great shows. The Green River Fest was a hang and a half. We played two shows over two days. One bells out electric show and then a show in a tent with a string quartet. It was acoustic all the way. But the crowd was pretty damned electric.

As I write this, I'm logging some alone time behind the wheel of the ol' Econoline, zigzagging my way back to Home Base. Playing a couple solo shows on the way. [Kansas City, Salt Lake City.]

Every time I come home from one of these runs, I'm like, "Man, I should learn to knit or take up watercolor painting or something..."

Thanks for everyone who came out. And special thanks to Stephie's mom who gave me a Panera Bread gift card for my birthday. My Panera Fuji Apple Salad content is way over the legal limit.

And hey, if you like this newsletter and want to support it, forward it to a friend.

Right on,

-CP

GIGSVILLE USA:

7/26/2018 SALT LAKE CITY UT RED BUTTE GARDEN - CHUCK PROPHET (SOLO) SUPPORT TO CHRIS ISAAK

SPECIAL GUESTS: Jeremy and the Harlequins on most dates. Check the website and listings for up to the minute details.

8/5/2018 NICASIO CA RANCHO NICASIO - CPME

8/18/2018 DENVER CO LEVITT PAVILLION FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS - CPME

8/20/2018 BLUE SPRINGS MO PRIVATE - CPME

8/21/2018 ST. LOUIS MO OFF BROADWAY JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS TO SUPPORT - CPME

8/22/2018 EVANSTON IL SPACE JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS TO SUPPORT - CPME

8/23/2018 MILWAUKEE WI SHANK HALL JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS TO SUPPORT - CPME

8/24/2018 ST. PAUL MN THE TURF CLUB JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS TO SUPPORT - CPME

8/25/2018 MADISON WI THE ORTON PARK FESTIVAL WITH CLYDE STUBBLEFIELD - CPME

8/26/2018 OMAHA NE THE SUNDAY ROADHOUSE PRESENTS JEREMY & THE HARLEQUINS TO SUPPORT - CPME

Chuck and Stephanie Duo show with special guest Jesse Malin::

9/8/2018 TWYFORD, UK TOWN HALL ACOUSTIC DUO (SOLD OUT)

9/9/2018 HARPENDEN, UK HARPENDEN PUBLIC HALLS ACOUSTIC DUO

9/11/2018 LEIDEN, NL Q BUS ACOUSTIC DUO

9/12/2018 ROTTERDAM, NL LANTAREN VENSTER ACOUSTIC DUO

9/13/2018 ARNHEM, NL LUXOR LIVE ACOUSTIC DUO

9/14/2018 RIJKEVORSEL, BE - DE SINGER ACOUSTIC DUO

9/15/2018 GRONINGEN, NL LUTHERSE KERK ACOUSTIC DUO

9/16/2018 LEFFINGELEUREN, BE LEFFINGELEUREN FESTIVAL ACOUSTIC DUO

9/17/2018 BRISTOL,UK HEN & CHICKENS ACOUSTIC DUO

9/18/2018 LONDON, UK BUSH HALL ACOUSTIC DUO

9/19/2018 BURY, UK THE MET ACOUSTIC DUO

9/20/2018 GLASGOW, UK COTTIERS THEATRE ACOUSTIC DUO

9/21/2018 NEWCASTLE, UK GOSFORTH CIVIC ACOUSTIC DUO

9/22/2018 LEEDS, UK BRUDENELL SOCIAL CLUB ACOUSTIC DUO

9/23/2018 NOTTINGHAM, UK GLEE CLUB ACOUSTIC DUO

9/24/2018 SHEFFIELD, UK GREYSTONES ACOUSTIC DUO

9/25/2018 BRIGHTON, UK KOMEDIA ACOUSTIC DUO

CP and the Mission EX:

10/5/2018 SAN FRANCISCO CA MAKE OUT ROOM - CPME

10/6/2018 SAN FRANCISCO CA MAKE OUT ROOM - CPME

10/10/2018 NEW HAVEN CT CAFE NINE - CPME

10/11/2018 PAWLING NY DARYL'S HOUSE - CPME

10/12/2018 MAPLEWOOD NJ RENT PARTY - CPME

10/13/2018 BROOKLYN NY THE BELL HOUSE - CPME

10/16/2018 JACKSON MS MILLSAPS COLLEGE - CHUCK PROPHET (SOLO)

10/20/2018 AUBURN CA CROOKED HOUSE CONCERTS - CHUCK PROPHET (SOLO)

10/21/2018 NOVATO CA HOPMONK TAVERN COOKOUT SERIES - CHUCK PROPHET (SOLO)

11/7/2018 SALT LAKE CITY UT THE STATE ROOM - CPME

11/9/2018 FORT COLLINS CO THE ARMORY - CPME

11/10/2018 DENVER CO GLOBE HALL - CPME

Chuck And Charlie Sexton (The East River Truckers)

12/3/2018 CADIZ, SPAIN EDIFICIO CONSTITUCION 1812 w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

12/4/2018 MADRD, SPAIN CARACOL w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

12/5/2018 GIJON, SPAIN SALA ALBENIZ w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

12/6/2018 BILBAO,SPAIN KAFE ANTZOKIA w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

12/7/2018 VALENCIA, SPAIN 16 TONELADAS w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

12/8/2018 BARCELONA, SPAIN RAZZMATAZZ 2 w/CHARLIE SEXTON PERFORMING SOME GIRLS

CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH DUO

12/13/2018 HOUSTON TX COFFEEHOUSE LIVE AT ST. ANDREW'S - CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH

12/14/2018 AUSTIN TX CACTUS CAFE - CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH

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GIGSVILLEmore »

Sat Oct 20 Crooked House Concerts
Auburn, CA
Sun Oct 21 HopMonk Tavern Cookout Series
Novato , CA
Wed Nov 07 The State Room
Salt Lake City, UT
Fri Nov 09 The Armory
Fort Collins, CO
Sat Nov 10 Globe Hall
Denver, CO

BOARD

  • New Year’s Day

    "Does anyone have the chords for New Year's Day

  • Make Out Room - Oct 5, 2018 - advance tix?

    "Will there be advance tix for this show? The

  • Shank Hall

    "Well i couldn't go to SPACE. Went to Shank

  • Song requests for SPACE wednesday

    "I'll be there wednesday, my first time

  • Rancho Nicasio

    "Chuck - `You Did' was electrifying