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Wednesday November 14th

January Tour

The Pintos and I are playing a few shows mid-January in the Northeast. Tickets are on sale now and you can check out the full list of dates here.

I’ve had a batch of tunes for a while that we’ve been playing but I wanted to get in another live run to make sure the songs are ready to record. Joining me are my mates JR (drums), brother Willy (banjo), and Tommy (bass). We’ll be trying out the songs in different forms to see what works. Songs like “Hit the Bell With Your Elbow”, “Joan of Arc" and “Second Favorite Living Drummer”. We’ve also messed around with Dispatch and SR tunes and at least 3 or 4 songs from Simmerkane II. Most likely it will be more electric than recent shows as the Pintos are back from their hiatus in the north country and looking to warm things up after a dangerously long stint in the Yukon.

Not sure right now if Vanna Blue is going to make it. She’s been in the shop about every month and I wonder if I’m a fool to be asking her for 300,000 miles. If she makes this tour we'll hit that mile mark but that’s a big “if” at the moment.

We’ll also be continuing our Here For The Music program to help stop sexual harassment in the music industry - especially in the live setting. We’ll be doing training sessions beforehand for anyone who wants to learn different ways of dealing sexual harassment if you experience it yourself or observe something happening. Sign ups for those are here.

Hey all,

It was a busy summer with the ‘patch and Calling All Crows.

We had a few lines in the water as we focused on youth organizations at Pine Ridge Reservation with our friends at Native Americans in Philanthropy and on sexual harassment in the music industry with our Here For The Music program.  Thanks to all who showed up for the shows!

My last three mini shows have been in support of our dear friend Matt Wilhelm as he runs for state rep in NH— remember to vote on the 6th of Nov!  To register to vote look here.

There's gonna be a couple Chadwick Stokes and Pintos (Willy, JR and Tommy) shows over the next few months including the 11th Annual Calling All Crows benefit show at The Paradise in Boston on Saturday December 22nd. Tickets for that one go on sale Friday November 2nd at 12PM EST.

Calling All Crows will also be hosting a service project before the show. Learn more and reserve your spot here.

Saturday December 22
Boston, MA @ The Paradise Rock Club
w/ Opener TBD
$30 (GA) / $85 (VIP)
6PM VIP Reception /  7PM Doors / 8PM Show
All Ages

There will be a small number of VIP tickets that include a pre-show reception at The Paradise Lounge with an acoustic performance, light appetizers, and cash bar, plus early access to merch and the venue.

We’ll be playing a bunch of older songs as well as some that we’ve been playing for the last couple years that have yet to be recorded... Hoping to hit the studio this Jan/Feb. 

As always, thanks for journeying with us - and see you at the polls! We are all the revolution! Todos somos la revolucion!

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,


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