Chuck Prophet is coming back to The Turf Club. I’m stoked. I’ll argue long into the night that the man should be counted among the best songwriters to strap on a telecaster in the 21st century. If you’re into him, you already know. If you’re not, this one is Highly Recommended. Tickets and details can be found HERE.
Chuck and his band The Mission Express seem to relentlessly tour. Every bit of rock star experience just kind of washes off the guy. He’s reached the point where he could play a catalog of great songs that would last for days. Perhaps it helps that his spouse Stephanie Finch joins him in The Mission Express. It let’s them stay on the road. That’s a good thing for fans.
I won’t call Prophet activist or political. But he’s certainly not shy about saying what’s on his mind. Last year’s album The Land That Time Forgot explores a waterfront of styles. There’s an edge to it that may well come from the trials and tribulations of being priced out of his San Francisco neighborhood; his connection to common folks he meets along the way.
It may have been a tough year for the artist but one thing we know for sure is that he’ll be irreverent, the songs will be super smart and he’ll have us laughing.
Matt Jaffe will open the festivities. He’s a San Francisco based artist first recorded by Jeffrey Harrison of The Talking Heads. He’s toured with a number of heavyweights and has three albums to his credit. Numbers four and five are in the can and awaiting release.