Double Shot Week continues with Chuck Prophet, a seemingly perfect rock ‘n’ roller who’s knocked out distinctive, memorable and hugely satisfying music since the late 1970s when he first rose to attention in Green On Red. However, it’s Prophet’s solo work, particularly in the past decade, that marks him as a rootsier American answer to Richard Thompson, displaying his own nuanced way with a guitar, a tune or a vocal delivery that makes one lean in and pay attention. The sweet meat with Chuck Prophet is often found in the details – a slight turn of phrase, a wink in a black tale, a totally unexpected yet perfect flash of guitar, tenderness in a punch – and his albums are the sort that just keep getting better & better with repetition and time. Like we said, kind of a perfect musician, and goddamn great live performer, too. Here’s two recent killers from his pen, and check out Dennis chat with Chuck Prophet from a few years back here.
Ah heck, it’s Sunday and we adore Chuck, so we’re gonna make it a DOUBLE Double Shot!