Chuck Prophet in pretentiousness accusation

Now normally we’d be the first leaping to Chuck Prophet’s defence from this terrible accusation that he is in some way pretentious.  Trouble is we’re in a quandary since the accusation comes from well known Chuck Prophet expert Chuck Prophet.  Yes – this is a  self accusation.  What days we live in. Continue reading “Chuck Prophet in pretentiousness accusation”

Chuck Prophet announces new album

Guitar god Chuck Prophet has some good news for us all – May 15th will see his latest album ‘The Land that Time Forgot‘ carried shoulder high into the streets by Yep Roc.  We don’t like to go too hyperbolic, but it’s fairly safe to predict that this one’s going straight to the top of the Americana charts.  Why so sure?  Dude – Chuck Prophet! Need we say more? We need not. Continue reading “Chuck Prophet announces new album”

Red Rooster Festival announces second wave of acts

Red Rooster Festival in Euston Hall, Suffolk has announced its second wave of acts, including a UK festival exclusive from Asleep At The Wheel who celebrate their 50th Anniversary. The festival is also set to include special performances by Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Jim Lauderdale – who is a 2-time Grammy winning Americana icon – Reverend John Wilkins, CC Adcock & The Lafayette Marquis, Tommy McLain, Jontavious Willis, Izo Fitzroy w/ Soul Sanctuary Gospel Choir, and The Vagaband Youth Orchestra. Continue reading “Red Rooster Festival announces second wave of acts”

Video: Chuck Prophet “Get Off the Stage”

So, last week saw Donald Trump acquitted.  As he celebrated, he said: “I’ve done wrong things in my life, I will admit…but this is what the end result is,” holding up the newspaper headline.  Who knows what this week will bring?  But we’ll start it with this fabulous stop-motion video from Chuck Prophet, not normally known for being political.  However, here he is letting us know what he thinks about Trump’s impeachment.

AUK’s Chain Gang: Chuck Prophet “Truth Will Out (Ballad of Melissa and Remy)”

Chains can be thick enough to hold an anchor or as tenuous as the stalks of a daisy.  This choice is going to the tenuous end of the spectrum.  Following on from last week’s excellent choice the risk was that if I played the Jay from Jayhawks I’d hit right on Jay Ferrar, and then as sure as day follows night that’d have meant picking ‘Feed Kill Chain‘.   And after that we’d surely be stepping back to Mornington Crescent Wilco on the shortest piece of chain ever. So instead let’s take ‘Sound of Lies‘ as a jumping off point, and you know that you can only lie for so long before the structure collapses and the truth crawls out – as Chuck Prophet explains on this typically complex song from ‘Night Tales‘ .

Summertyne Americana Festival, The Sage, Gateshead,July 21-23, 2017

That’s summer over and  our roving reporters have been out and about at various festivals in search of the sun and fine music. A few got lost on the way back so it’s only now that we can offer another report on Summertyne which we had already looked at here. There’s more from the indoor set ups this time, maybe our man forgot to bring his umbrella. Continue reading “Summertyne Americana Festival, The Sage, Gateshead,July 21-23, 2017”

Chuck Prophet returns to the UK for shows this July and November

With his latest album, Bobby Fuller Died For your Sins, still ringing in folks’ ears and widely acclaimed as one of his best, Chuck Prophet and The Mission Express have announced plans for two short tours of the UK. Their last appearances here back in February received rave reviews with many of the shows selling out. No Depression reviewed the London show saying that it “was a perfect demonstration of why rock and roll needs people like Prophet. Leading his tight and talented band for over two hours Prophet mixed high energy rock and roll with songs that both provoked deep thoughts and amused”.  Continue reading “Chuck Prophet returns to the UK for shows this July and November”

Chuck Prophet plays live on Andrew Marr

Chuck Prophet, whose new album “Bobby Fuller Died for Your Sins” came out a few days ago (and which we reviewed rather glowingly) popped into the Andrew Marr Show yesterday morning to play the song Bad Year for Rock and Roll from that record which you can watch over on the iPlayer here. The clue is in the name for the song’s theme, reading like a gloomy roll call. Chuck is in the middle of a series of UK dates at the moment – you’ve still got time to catch him in Bristol’s Tunnels tonight and London’s Garage tomorrow evening. Or if you don’t want to risk the chance of seeing Liz Truss talking about Brexit, you can at least hear the song in all its original glory below.  Continue reading “Chuck Prophet plays live on Andrew Marr”