Next concert: Nov. 13 – Chuck Prophet

Chuck Prophet


Born in the early ‘60s in Whittier, Calif., Chuck Prophet first achieved notice in the American psychedelic/desert rock group Green on Red. After recording one E.P. and eight albums with the group, he released his first solo record Brother Aldo in 1990.

He has worked and collaborated with many artists, including Kelly Willis, Kelley Stoltz, Bob Neuwirth, Aimee Mann, Warren Zevon, Jonathan Richman, Lucinda Williams, Cake, Kim Carnes, Dan Penn, and Jim Dickinson. He records and tours with his band Mission Express, which includes his wife Stephanie Finch.

In 1996, Prophet was signed to Funzalo Music BMG Publishing and spent much of 1997 in Nashville as a staff writer. He has gone on to have his compositions and co-writes recorded by many artists including Bruce SpringsteenSolomon BurkeHeartAlejandro EscovedoMichael GrimmKim CarnesPeter WolfKim RicheyCarter’s ChordJace EverettArc AngelsMofroCalvin RussellChris Knight and Kelly Willis.

After years of mostly European and UK success, his album No Other Love (2002) was a breakthrough record for Prophet stateside due to the success of the summer single “Summertime Thing” and endorsements from Lucinda Williams, who gave him the opening slot for her summer tour.

Prophet signed with Yep Roc Records in 2007, with whom he released the album Soap and Water. He toured Europe and North America in support of the record and appeared with his band on the Late Show with David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly.

In 2008 Prophet co-wrote all the songs on Alejandro Escovedo’s Real Animal, to which he also contributed guitar and vocals. In May 2009, Prophet went to Mexico City to record a collection of “political songs for non political people”. ¡Let Freedom Ring! The Village Voice compared ¡Let Freedom Ring! to Bruce Springsteen‘s Born in the U.S.A., citing the recordings as “albums that manifest patriotism through disenchantment, and both rely heavily on marginalized characters to expose socioeconomic woes.”

His latest album is Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins (2014).

This is his fourth appearance at Tales from the Tavern, and we are delighted to close out our 2019 concert schedule with Chuck Prophet.

Artists who have performed at Tales from the Tavern:

Priscilla Ahn – Dave Alvin – Phil Alvin – Eric Andersen – Joan Baez – Sam Baker – Marcia Ball – Ryan Bingham
Birds of Chicago – Stephen Bishop – Tim Bluhm – Suzy Bogguss – Ray Bonneville – Bonny “Prince” Billy and The Cairo Gang – Karla Bonoff – Jackie Bristow – Brother Sun – Pieta Brown and Bo Ramsey – Chuck Cannon – Bill Carter – Carlene Carter – Matt Cartsonis – Peter Case – Annabelle Chvostek – Slaid Cleaves – Ron Colone – Elizabeth Cook – Jake Copass – John Corbett – Marshall Crenshaw – AJ Croce – Joe Crookston – David Crosby – Kacey Cubero – Paul Curreri – Catie Curtis – Greg DeLeon – Grey DeLisle – Kris Delmhorst – Jesse DeNatale – Henry Diltz – Gerald DiPego – John Doe – Donovan – Fred Eaglesmith – Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart – Craig Eastman – Tim Easton – Cliff Eberhardt – Kenny Edwards – Carrie Elkin – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott – Lauren Ellis – Fabulous Ginn Sisters – Stephanie Finch – Rosie Flores – Steve Forbert – Gib Foss – Jeffrey Foucault – Tom Freund – Richie Furay – Tony Furtado – Chris Gaffney – Mary Gauthier – Dan Gerber – Eliza Gilkyson – Tony Gilkyson – John Gorka – Jon Dee Graham – Tracy Grammer – Art Green – Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion – John Hammond – Butch Hancock – Andrew Hardin – Michael Reno Harrell – Chris Hillman and Herb Pedersen – Tish Hinojosa – Malcolm Holcombe – Rita Hosking – I See Hawks in LA – Janis Ian – Ruby Jane – Jill Knight – Danny Kortchmar – Jimmy LaFave – Patty Larkin – Jim Lauderdale – Phil Lee – Greg Liesz – Bob Lind – David Lindley Juke Logan and Bill Lynch – Shelby Lynne – The Mammals – Michael Martin – Iain Matthews – Anne McCue
Country Joe McDonald – John McEuen – Erin McKeon – Audrey Auld Mezera – Michael on Fire – Katy Moffatt
Steve Moris – RB Morris – Gurf Morlix – Geoff Muldaur – Peter Mulvey – Dan Navarro – Danny O’Keefe – Carla Olson
Beth Orton – Gretchen Peters – Kelly Joe Phelps – Rod Picott – Owen Plant – Steve Poltz – Willy Porter – Steve Postell – Chuck Prophet – The Quebe Sisters – Joel Rafael – Willis Alan Ramsey – Walt Richardson – Kim Richey – Wil Ridge
Tom Rush – Tom Russell – Danny Schmidt – Maia Sharp – Dick Siegel – Darden Smith – Michael Smith – Preston Smith  Chris Smither – JD Souther – Amy Speace – Devon Sproule – Dave Stamey – John Stewart – Gregg Sutton – Eric Taylor  Jack Tempchin – Paul Thorn – Greg Trooper – Teresa Tudury – Karen Tyler – Ian Tyson – Randy Weeks – Kevin Welch –  Corrine West – Cheryl Wheeler – Wheeler Brothers – Kenny White – David Wilcox – Paul Williams – The Young Dubliners