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MOUNTAIN STAGE

Folks,

It's been a minute. Boy, where did all the escargot? All I know is I've been mowing through the oatmeal. When I bought the first of many massive packages of oatmeal, I thought to myself, "This is gonna last forever." Well, forever has come and gone about five times now.

Where were we?

First off, we've got a gig! Yessir! Sunday November 1, 2020 - 4PM PDT/7PM EDT. We'll be performing on Mountain Stage w/ Larry Groce. The Special Online Event emanating from the Culture Center Theater in Charleston, WV.

Watch LIVE at MountainStage.org or livesessions.npr.org. We'll be playing along with our pal Kim Richey and new friends S.G. Goodman and Sierra Ferrell. No cost to stream but viewers are encouraged to purchase a "pay what you wish ticket" via EventBrite.

Tickets Link https://www.eventbrite.com/e/125216518979. The show will hit public radio air waves via NPR stations later this year.

And we've contributed a song to Sally Can't Dance: The Cramps virtual Halloween show: Tune in to The Bowery Electric for the livestream show on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30 at 6PM PDT/9PM EDT.

ONCE MORE: if you haven't checked in on my Trip In The Country radio show, you're missing out. 2 hours of COVID free jams. Every Friday at 2 PM PST with me your host hand picking records. http://gimmecountry.com Today we have special guest Jim Caligiuri. We'll be talking about the late great Jerry Jeff Walker. And playing some of Jim's favorite Jerry Jeff cuts. Sure it's Country music, but we take it places. Also, it's all interactive. People from all over the globe come and hang out and mouth off in the chat.

So meet me in a hurry behind the barn! And be sure to hit "subscribe". GIMME COUNTRY: http://gimmecountry.com

IN OTHER MERCH NEWS: Fleet Wood made these handmade LTTF bandannas. If you already ordered, thanks for the patience. These hand made puppies take some real doing to make. They're coming!

Fleet Wood is a cool place in the heart of the Tenderloin that doubles as an art gallery and a boutique. Nico there does the screen printing on-site. The bandannas turned out cool and honestly, any opportunity I can find to promote an independently owned business in the Tenderloin is great for me. And come to think great for the neighborhood. And great for the city too. San Francisco real estate has never been less friendly. So if you can, support this little business. Also, Nico usually gives a printing workshop during the holidays. Where people can learn to make their own T-shirts and tote bags. Pretty cool, right?

Here's the direct link where you can purchase the bandana, which is now live: https://www.theconnextion.com/chuckprophet/index.cfm?ProdAutoID=14640

Wish us luck on Mountain Stage. We'll be flying out there to make it happen.

And don't worry, I know you really want us out there playing the old-fashioned way: with a room full of drunks (that's you) shouting at us while we play. We'll get there. Until then, catch you on the inner-webs.

And once again, thanks for being on this newsletter list. Maybe you signed up for this list back in the dog days of Summertime Thing. Or maybe you came in more recently. Either way, I'm glad to have you along for the ride. I appreciate any and all of it. Thanks for reading these e-mails, following me on twitter, and "the Gram" and the like. And for the folks I found rummaging through our recycling bin out on the curb? I love you too. I hope you find some use for all those empty bottles of sparkling water that we bought on sale.

PS: In the "Leave Britney alone!!" Dept. People, you do realize that Van Morrison is not a scientist, right? (Although he did dabble in Scientology) I mean, I don't go to Gene Simmons to ask about proper rules of etiquette. Leave Van alone! We know he's cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs. We don't go to Van for science, now do we?

Onwards,

-Chuck

PS: Oh, and here's the Rock The Vote show. It was pretty fun. Now get out there and do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VhdRfgVSr6M&feature=youtu.be&t=266

PPS: Chris Metzler says to "Please also mention 4 page feature in the new Vive Le Rock magazine"

HERE: https://vivelerock.net/product/vlr76/

I Want to See the Bright Lights Tonight

Friends, Stephanie and I worked this up on yet another lonely Saturday night for Daniel Strickland and the Mission Bowling Club's Rock The Vote campaign the other night. Here it is in all it's Richard and Linda glory for those who missed it. I know Rock The Vote sounds kind of cute and kinda MTV 80s, but it's prescient AF. In fact, dig this my Arizona brethren: You have an opportunity to really do something(!) If Biden were to win in Arizona it would be only the second time a Democratic candidate has managed to pull that off since something like 1952. Oh Arizona, you are a mess of contradictions! But imagine if you really could flip that shit?! From red to blue. Imagine how glorious that would be. It still won't be any cooler than 100° in the Fall on a good day. But, it will send a message. All the way to Washington and beyond. That Arizona is fed up with Trump and his horse manure. Anyway, I'm not sure you need me or Janet Jackson or Samuel L. Jackson or The Sleepy Jackson to tell you something you already know, but that's my spiel. Now get out there and vote.

#ChuckProphet #StephanieFinch #RockTheVote #Richardandlindathompson #Biden2020 #BidenHarris2020


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ENTER THE WANDERER

Hey Folks,

BREAKING NEWS: As you've no doubt heard, the 20th annual Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festival will be virtual this year, on October 3. So what does virtual mean? Some kind of Zoom concert?

Not by a longshot!

We're talking a 3-hour movie, with new and familiar faces including me, playing their hearts out on location in cities around the country. There will also be archival footage galore, and interviews, and much, much more celebrating Warren Hellman's gift to the city.

And let me be the first to start a rumor that throughout this extravaganza, WHO WILL POP UP WHEN YOU LEAST EXPECT HIM BUT THE WANDERER! The capital letters are because The Wanderer will be...you guessed it...none other than me.

Think a cross between Judy Garland and Anthony Bourdain - back when he was still alive. And you the viewer will know what it feels like to be that farm girl from Kansas who gets swept up in a tornado.

Join me as I encounter all manner of Scarecrows, Tin Men, Wicked and Good Witches in the empty confines of Golden Gate Park. I kid you not.

So just to be clear: Hardly Strictly, the annual free of charge festival that draws 750,000 music lovers from all over creation to San Francisco over three days on six stages is coming to the electronic device of your choosing (including facebook Live) on October 3.

Think of my role as the cab driver who never shuts up. Who knows the architect behind every building, even if he has to make it up.

They say the music is gone. But is it? (Spoiler alert: I. Don't. Think. So.) Plus we will straighten out where the word "Hardly" came from and how it opened the festival up to loud and proud performers such as Buckethead, The Drive By Truckers and oh... about 500 others(!)

Plus – you'll get to see me and Tre Burt perform in an empty meadow.

And we'll show many sides of Warren Hellman. The Man Himself, who had a magic checkbook that cut through bureaucratic red tape like a hot knife through butter.

Visit https://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com for news and updates.

ONCE MORE: if you haven't checked in on my Trip In The Country radio show, you're missing out. 2 hours of COVID free jams. Every Friday at 2 PM PST with me your host hand picking records. http://gimmecountry.com Today we have special guest Jon Langford from The Mekons talking about some of his favorite records.

IN OTHER MERCH NEWS: Fleet Wood made these handmade LTTF bandannas. Fleet Wood is a cool place in the heart of the Tenderloin that doubles as an art gallery and a boutique. Nico there does the screen printing on-site. The bandannas turned out cool and honestly, any opportunity I can find to promote an independently owned business in the Tenderloin is great for me. And come to think great for the neighborhood. And great for the city too. San Francisco real estate has never been less friendly. So if you can, support this little business.

Here's the direct link where you can purchase the bandana, which is now live: https://www.theconnextion.com/chuckprophet/index.cfm?ProdAutoID=14640

If you want to buy something in my store like the new record? It helps. We've got a lot of great stuff in our online store if you haven't checked it out lately. Go here: http://www.chuckprophet.com/shop

Onwards,

-Chuck

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