Chuck Prophet-Live October 28, 2010
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.
When the early stages of a financial melt-down coincided with a rare San Francisco heat wave in the summer of 2008, with the window open wide and Dwight Twilley, Iggy, Thin Lizzy and The Knack blaring out the hi-fi, Prophet wrote a collection of political songs for non-political people.
Later, in April 2009, he journeyed to Mexico City, where, in the clutches of a Swine Flu panic and earthquakes, he recorded Let Freedom Ring!, his most incendiary record, every bit as urgent as the title demands.
Chuck performed in Studio 1A during Music with Matt Reilly.