The San Francisco musician rented a bus and took 40 of us on a tour of the City…and even Treasure Island! Do you know about Bliss Dance, the beautiful 40-foot steel statue who is visiting T.I. from last year’s Burning Man? Click here for an image and her story.
Anyway, on our journey, we were joined by rock journalist Joel Selvin. He acted as our Music-History-of-San-Fransisco tour guide as we wound around the city streets and climbed to the top of Twin Peaks. It was there, with a perfect view of the Castro and the Mission that we were (surprise!) serenaded by Chuck Prophet, Stephanie Finch, and James DePrato.
Besides being a very cool way to introduce us to the new music, the tour of the City was the perfect companion to our first listen of the album — which is an homage to S.F. Temple Beautiful makes references to San Francisco’s rich history, from the bad (People’s Temple) to the good (Willie Mays). And throughout, we are reminded of the many strange characters that make San Francisco a very special place.
At the end of the night, we were treated to a full-band, plugged-in, Chuck Prophet show that was full of great surprises. I know…I am sorry you missed it, too!
Here’s the best part: you can catch Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express on Friday, March 30, at the Great American Music Hall. Fantastic, right? The show hasn’t yet been announced, but be on the lookout!
I’ll be there, for sure, hanging from the rafters.
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