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State Radio - Chadwick Stokes


Tuesday October 3rd

Returning to Northampton

It already feels like it's been a wild autumn. There's been natural disasters - one after another. Meanwhile, we have a president who doesn't believe in climate change, preferring to act like a second grader. It’s all the more reason for us to stand up for what we believe in.

Calling All Crows is returning to Northampton on the 27th and 28th of October with some service projects and two concerts. Brother Willy will be back from Scotland too to join me. Looking forward to being in that fine city that has historically lead this state and the country in the fight for equality for all. Some more info below.

Friday 10/27 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall - Tickets | Info
Saturday 10/28 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall - Tickets | Info

Saturday Pre-Show Music and Activism Event

Take action for women's rights before the show with Chadwick Stokes, Calling All Crows, and Tapestry. Participants will be trained as active bystanders, write letters on behalf of reproductive justice, and enjoy snacks and music with Chad. Space is very limited - register here.

Volunteer at the Show

Talk to other fans and engage them in action for women's rights. Get entry to the show for free. And meet Chadwick Stokes! Apply to volunteer with Calling All Crows here.

Chad and the guys in Dispatch dropped a new song called "Only The Wild Ones" and simultaneously announced a 2017 summer tour. Keep an eye out for more US shows on the west coast, as well as a run of dates in Europe.

June 16 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Tickets & Presale | Info
June 17 - Telluride, CO @ Telluride Bluegrass Festival (w/o Guster) - Sold Out | Info
June 20 - Austin, TX @ Stubb's (w/o Guster) - Tickets & Presale | Info
June 23 - Charlotte, NC @ CMCU Amphitheatre - Tickets & Presale | Info
June 24 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre - Tickets & Presale | Info
June 26 - Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater - Tickets & Presale | Info
June 27 - Columbus, OH @ Express Live - Tickets & Presale | Info
June 28 - Indianapolis, IN @ White River State Park - Tickets & Presale | Info
July 1 - Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion - Tickets & Presale | Info
July 2 - Rochester Hills, MI @ Meadow Brook - Tickets & Presale | Info
July 3 - Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre - Tickets & Presale | Info
July 6 - New York, NY @ Forest Hills Stadium - Tickets & Presale | Info
July 7 - Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavilion - Tickets & Presale | Info
July 8 - Marshfield, MA @ Levitate Festival (w/o Guster) - Tickets | Info
July 9 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Skyline Stage @ Mann Center - Tickets & Presale | Info

Tickets for all shows - except Levitate and Telluride - go on sale Friday February 24th at 10AM venue local time, but you can get the best seats in the house beginning Monday February 20th at 10AM venue local time with presale code: WILDONES. As an extra bonus for the presale folks, we've chopped $5 off the price of the 250 seats closest to the stage. Get in early, as they're gonna go fast.

Wednesday December 7th

The True Story of Benjamin Darling

The ABC Boston TV show Chronicle recently produced a piece about Benjamin Darling and the interracial community on Malaga Island. This is the story that inspired the Year Of The Crow song "The Story Of Benjamin Darling, Pt. 1." Watch it on the WCVB website.


Tuesday November 8th

See You On December 16th

Hi Everyone,

Election day is upon us at last! I hope Hillary knocks this one out of the pahk! You still have time to vote if you haven't gotten down to the polls.

I wanted to take a moment and let everyone know that I'll be returning to The Paradise in Boston on Friday December 16th for our Calling All Crows Annual Benefit Show. I’ll be joined by my compatriots JR and brother Willy, opening the set will be songwriter / activist Ryan Harvey.

This year Calling All Crows has been focusing on gun violence and what we need to do to stop it. We’ve teamed up with an organization called Everytown that is working on policy change to keep our country safer and less gun happy.

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday at 12PM EST, but you can get tickets tomorrow (Wednesday) at 12PM EST with pre-sale code: COMANCHE

We'll also be having a little VIP get together before the show. VIP tickets include an open bar, pre-show acoustic performance, early access to the venue and a signed event poster designed by my good friend Darren Buck. We've only got 100 VIP tickets so grab them quickly.

12/16 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (All Ages) - Tickets | Info

Have fun voting and continue to stand up for what you believe in!


Tuesday October 18th

December Tour Dates

Just made it out to Marin County, north of San Francisco, to do some recording with Dispatch. My usual 7 o’clock wake up on the East Coast is a gentlemanly 4AM out here so I've got some time on my hands to write a little update here. It's amazing here! I can see the Pacific Ocean from where I sleep.

On the solo front, Willy, JR and I are doing a run of shows on the East Coast in mid-December. $1 from every ticket will benefit the efforts of Everytown and Calling All Crows to curb gun violence in the United States. Check out Everytown’s 7 WAYS TO ACT NOW if you’re interested in getting involved. This year Calling All Crows has been concentrating on helping to end gun violence. It is too easy to kill someone in the United States and the statics reflect that. 91 Americans are killed every day by guns.

Incidently, Willy has been doing some hitch hiking in the UK and he was talking about this sketchy guy who picked him up. Although it did get weird, Willy said that it wasn’t a big deal because he was pretty sure the guy didn’t have a gun. Here in the United States, you can go into a pawn shop, show your license and purchase something that can instantly end someone else’s life. All you have to do is pull the trigger. It's really crazy, but there are things we can do. Thank you in advance for helping and supporting our efforts.

Here are the dates:

12/14 - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade NYC (21+) - Tickets | Info | Volunteer
12/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (21+) - Tickets | Info | Volunteer

And lastly the studio at Levon Helm's barn!!! I’ve been dreaming about playing this place for years! He was my hero!

12/17 - Woodstock, NY @ Levon Helm Studios (All Ages) - Tickets | Info | Volunteer

Tickets go on sale Friday October 21st at 12PM EST. We'll also be announcing our annual December CAC show at The Paradise in Boston shortly. More on that soon.

Willy, JR and I have some new tunes to play at these shows that I hope will eventually make their way into a rock opera, in the vein of Tommy, The Wall or Hair (hopefully).

The December shows will be the last ones before I have to go under the knife at Mass Eye and Ear. One of my vocal chords is starting to bleed so I need to have surgery on it, after which I'll need to be quiet for a few months.

In case you didn't see it on Facebook, I had to cancel the 10PM show on the October 28th double header in Northampton, MA. My doctor said that I could sing between now and surgery, but not to push it. It wouldn't be the first time that I've had a blood vessel rupture (happened in 2002 right before State Radio's first tour, which we had to cancel). With that in mind, I unfortunately needed to listen to the doctor's orders and cancel the late show. Please get in touch if you bought a ticket for the 10PM show on October 28th and haven't received a refund for the ticket price.

Thanks for listening and take care,


Wednesday October 12th

Northampton Late Show Update

Northampton, I’m sorry to be writing this, but I’ve got to cancel the late show (10PM) on Friday October 28th at The Iron Horse. I have a blood vessel in my one of my vocal chords that's starting to give way. I went to see the doctor last week and he said that I could sing on it, but not to push it or do anything crazy because it could rupture. Incidentally, that's what happened in 2002 right before State Radio's first ever tour, a national tour opening for Slightly Stoopid, and we ended up having to cancel it.

This night comes directly in the middle of the Dispatch recording so I don't want to chance it.  I'm sorry if this causes anyone any inconvenience. I'm wicked psyched to be back at The Horse, even if it’s just for one show.

Happy fall to all, peace and love. - Chadwick

P.S. If you would like to convert your 10pm ticket to a 7pm ticket, please contact the Northampton Box Office at 413-586-8686 before Thursday October 13th at 5PM EST.  Please note all refunds will be processed less applicable, non-refundable box office service fees.

Friday September 16th

3rd Annual Farm Jam

Farm Jam has become a really special gathering of friends and musicians who combine a good ol' fashioned pass-the-guitar-around hootenanny with giving to different causes. This marriage of music and social intent has always been my dream and farm jam nails it. Can't wait for year 3!

Ayer, MA @ Top O' the Hill Farm
$25 / 4PM-9PM / ALL AGES

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