World Cafe Live Philadelphia Presents
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
3025 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Doors 7:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
Night Surfer, the thirteenth studio album for acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Chuck Prophet, will be released September 23 on Yep Roc Records. In advance of the release, the first single, âWish Me Luck,â premiered today at WSJâs Speakeasy. The single is also now available as an instant download with all album pre-orders.
Night Surfer was recorded in Prophetâs hometown of San Francisco at Decibelle Recording Studio and in Nashville at Alex the Great with noted producer Brad Jones and was mixed in upstate New York by Paul Q Kolderie. Of the album, Prophet comments, âThis record is loosely conceptual but universal all the same. Itâs all about a path forward, about looking around and imagining where weâll be in 20 years if we just follow that path. And of course, youâll find a persistent anxiety throughout; we live, after all, in anxious times. As John Murry told me after a first listen, âIt brings a tear to the eye and blood to the johnson.ââ So yeah, a new record, new sound. Itâs got itâs own groove with in your face guitars that snake and harmonize. They jangle too, thanks in no small part to special guest Peter Buck.â
The new record follows Prophetâs widely praised 2012 release, Temple Beautiful, of which Paste Magazine asserted, âNot since Lou Reed paid homage to the city and era that forged him with New York has there been a song cycle dedicated to a place and reality that offers the core immediacy with the thump, churn and ferocity of Chuck Prophetâs Temple Beautiful.â
Since emerging onto the music scene at age 18 as a member of the seminal rock band Green on Red, Prophet has collaborated with everyone from Warren Zevon and Kelly Willis to Jim Dickinson and Lucinda Williams among many others. In recent years, Prophetâs music has been featured in several hit television series including HBOâs âTrue Blood,â Showtimeâs âCalifornication,â and FXâs âSons of Anarchy.â He also co-wrote all the songs on Alejandro Escovedoâs 2008 critically acclaimed album Real Animal.
Andy Friedman is a musician, illustrator and cartoonist who before learning how to play guitar at age 30 toured the nation's music venues and colleges for three years as a "Slideshow Poet." He has since released three albums and offered over five hundred live performances across the country, including on NPR's Mountain Stage and XM's The Bob Edwards Show. He has been contributing art to The New Yorker since 1999, where his portraits of cultural luminaries and humorous drawings appear regularly, as well as in the pages of Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Esquire, New York, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, and many other publications around the world, including Philadelphia Magazine, where a portrait of a local celebrity appears on each issue's back page.
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