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Chuck Prophet to appear, Beth Orton cancels

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By Mountain Stage
 · October 27, 2012

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Chuck Prophet, appearing on Mountain Stage Oct. 28th

As you might have heard, Beth Orton has decided to cancel tomorrow night's performance on Mountain Stage. But the show must go on – and go on it will with our friend Chuck Prophet.  

Chuck Prophet's latest album is "Temple Beautiful."

 No stranger to Mountain Stage audiences, this will mark Prophet's fifth appearance on the the show – you can listen to his 2010 performance here, when he stopped by in support of his album Let Freedom Ring. Based out of his native California, prophet has worked with, and had his songs recorded by a who's who of music luminaries, including Ryan Adams, Lucinda Williams, Kim Richey, Heart, Mofro, and Kelly Willis. Among his most notable collaboration is with roots music great and “genre unto himself” Alejandro Escovedo, who has co-written his last few albums with Prophet.  

Chuck Prophet & Alejandro Escovedo

And you may have even noticed his song “You Did” during the closing credits of HBO's True Blood:
 

"You Did," by Chuck Prophet

Many thanks to Chuck for agreeing to swing by our show on a moment's notice. It's going to be a great night of music in Charleston, with Lucy Kaplansky, David Wax Museum, Jesse Harris, and Barnaby Bright. We'll see you there! 


When I told Chuck this AM that he might have a change of plans at the last minute and have to drive from Cleveland to Charleston with his agent, Brad Madison, his response was simply, "Let's do it." In spite of fighting bad cell reception at the Ritz that drained our respective iPhone's of juice, it all managed to come together in a few hours.

Icing on the cake of an epic tribute to Chuck Berry tonight - in an always hoped for but never certain end to the night, the 86 year old Berry closed out the show as only he could do.

Wish I could close out the weekend with a trip to Charleston.
Posted by: Dan Kennedy at 10/28/2012 2:08 AM


I thought that Chuck Prophet and Barnaby Bright saved the show.

He was great as always and the Barnaby Bright had an incredible singer and depth of songwriting.

I thought Jesse Harris was a little too quiet.

I really love Lucy Kaplansky but I think since she became a mom her songwriting has sort of went downhill. She's still great on the covers though.

I came to see David Wax Museum mainly, because I loved them the last time they were there but with the exception of a song or two I though there songs were not as strong vocally or instrumentally as they were previously.

A friend said "Barnaby Bright were the best band but they got to play the LEAST"

Hope Lucy and DWM get back on their game.
Posted by: Jim at 10/29/2012 9:59 AM


Chuck Prophet is an amazing artist. I hope to see him again very soon.
Posted by: Mari-Lynn at 10/31/2012 11:54 AM


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