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NEWS

Dudes: What. Is. Up?

Dudes: What. Is. Up? Other than Trump's hobo dream in his gold tower, blasting out tweets on his gold toilet seat while his wife dreams about grilled cheese sandwiches. Are we a country at war with ourselves? Simply put, it's been hard for me just keeping all the bad news straight.

Everybody wants to know when this damned country is gonna get it's act together. (When will I get my act together? Never mind.) Like I said, it's hard to keep up with it all. It's like that TV series Lost. When I was touring with Giant Sand, Lost was on 24/7 in the lounge on the tour bus. And as much as I like elaborate and intricately crafted drama, mostly that show made me feel stupid and confused. I couldn't keep up with the pussy grabbing and the lawsuits and appointments. Next thing you know you're so deep down the psycho rabbit hole with Alice, you're like, "How are we ever going to get out of this?" What? Wait. What were we talking about?

MEANWHILE, back at the CP Unlimited Ranch, we're pressing onward, with our new mantra still too wet to touch: Keep Calm and Blow a Trumpet. Hopefully in tune.

Of musical note - remember music! - we've got a few choice words. First up, there's a Leonard Cohen tribute tonight right here in S.F., at The Chapel with a star-studded cast I'm happy to be included in (bring your own stars and studs). I'm even lobbying Stephie to join me on a song, if I can meet a few more riders in her contract. More details here: http://folkyeah.com/#/lctribute2016sf/

Did anybody else read the recent feature on LC in the New Yorker? One of the last things he said really stuck with me: "More than at any time of my life, I no longer have that voice that says, 'You're f*cking up." We should all live so long.

Tonight's Leonard Cohen tribute should be a great night. Too many luminaries to to mention. Oh, what the hell, I'll try: Tim Bluhm, Sonny Smith, Rusty Miller, Sylvie Simmons, Christopher Owen, Sarah Beth Nelson, Mark Kozelek - and the list goes on. So many songs. It could go on all night. And just might. Be there in body or spirit or both.

So, here's to f*cking up!

And here's Bad Year for Rock and Roll a new song from my upcoming LP "Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins." One about losing faith and gaining faith and f*cking up hard:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBF18-UzDlg

Dig into my "California Noir" playlist on Spotify and enter to win BIG PRIZES like the new record and an Eastman guitar: http://bit.ly/2ggNpch

You can also PRE ORDER the new record here: https://lnk.to/bbbyfllr

While we're here, this is as good a time as any to wish everyone a very happy holiday and a great new year.

Peace!

Til then Penguins,

SKETCHY THINGS EVERYONE IGNORES ABOUT CHUCK PROPHET AND STEPHANIE FINCH

Breaking news: CP and the mighty Mission Express will be playing the Starry Plough in Berkeley on New Year's Eve. Get your tickets. It's been known to sell out.

In the near term, we've got a short run of rare Chuck and Stephie acoustic duo shows on the West Coast coming right up where we'll be swapping songs and melding our two songbooks together. That's a fact, Stephie and I are embarking (thesaurus alert!) on another one of our folk rock rampages. There will be no fighting on the dance floor! All the fighting will be onstage. Operators standing by. With every advance ticket sold, we add another set of sit-ups, and push ups to our routine.

And folks, if for some reason I don't make it back? It would be nice for my mom to know that I had some special qualities she might not know about.

Of course I've done a lot of things I'm not proud of, but don't hesitate to fill my online Remembrance Page with "merch table memories." I mean, you don't have to cry or anything but nobody's stopping you either.

Some starter entries:

"He had a capacity for sitting in a van for long stretches. Like no one I've ever seen."

"A wicked parallel parker while buying shoes on his phone."

"Wrote a few decent songs, I suppose. . ."

"I never saw anyone eat an organic donut that fast!"

"He helped me out of a jam, I guess, but he used a little too much force."

Okay, I stole the last one but you get the idea.

And we won't bother you with all the hot links for advance tickets. We know you're smart because you're on this list. But, we do suggest checking the Gigs section on the web site for all confirmed information.

Oh – one more thing: My new disc, which bears the shy, unassuming title BOBBY FULLER DIED FOR YOUR SINS, will be yours for the listening – give or take a quick transaction – on February 10, 2017.

Alright, I gotta go,

-CP

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Chuck and Stephie DUO SHOWS:

SUN NOV 13 DOC'S LAB SAN FRANCISCO

WED NOV 16 TALES FROM THE TAVERN MAVERICK SALOON SANTA YNEZ CA

FRI NOV 18 HOUSE CONCERT OJAI/SANTA PAULA

SAT NOV 19 MCCABE'S SANTA MONICA

SAT DEC 31 STARRY PLOUGH, BERKELEY, CA NEW YEARS EVE Show w/ The Mission Express

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Sat Dec 31 Starry Plough
Berkeley, USA
Wed Feb 08 Knust
Hamburg, Germany
Thu Feb 09 Frannz Club
Berlin, Germany
Fri Feb 10 Rätschenmühle
Geislingen, Germany
Sat Feb 11 Zehntscheuer
Ravensburg, Germany

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  • Ramones - ‘Don’t Come Close’

    "Had a dream the other night.Chuck & Stephanie

  • Europe?

    "No european gigs this year?

  • Hey

    "Just checking in to say hi and best wishes. Hope

  • Australia awaits

    "Chuck, Please connect with the Byron Bay

  • the other mitchell bros.

    "Hey Chuck—I don't know but you might