a cut above the herd

Irish Times

Sometimes the unknown pen can nail it

Chuck Prophet: Night Surfer

Joe Breen

Sometimes the unknown pen can nail it: "Chuck Prophet shapes his restless career with inimitable subtle flair: a vivid parade of razor-edged one-liners camouflaged in a slack-jawed drawl, songs about heartbreak and everyman heroism, drenched in twisted lines of rude Telecaster". In that bio is the essence of the 51-year-old Californian-born former Green On Red maverick. He makes you laugh; he makes you think; and often he does both at the same time. This is his 13th solo album since Green On Red and though the 12 tracks may not be his best collection, the likes of Ford Econoline and Truth Will Outare a cut above the herd. See him prove it at the Workman's Club, Dublin, on October 16th.

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