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Roots-rocker Chuck Prophet performs five Northwest shows before new album

Posted July 15th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Singer-songwriter Chuck Prophet, formerly of the celebrated roots-rock band Green on Red, will release his 13th studio album, “Night Surfer,” Sept. 23 on Yep Rock Records.
Among the players on the rootsy new album, featuring the lead single “Wish Me Luck,” is Seattle resident Peter Buck of R.E.M.
As part of his summer tour leading [...]

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Upcoming ‘For Pops’ album will pay tribute to blues legend Muddy Waters

Posted July 8th, 2014 by genestout

“For Pops (A Tribute to Muddy Waters),” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the blues legend’s birth, is due Aug. 19 on Severn Records.
The album features ‘Mud’ Morganfield, Waters’ son, and Kim Wilson, singer and award-winning harmonica player for The Fabulous Thunderbirds.
“I couldn’t ignore all the requests,” says David Earl, president of Severn Records.
“After we released [...]

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Book passage on the Forest Sun cruise aboard the historic schooner Zodiac

Posted June 30th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Chances are you’ve never been on a cruise quite like this.
San Francisco singer-songwriter Forest Sun and his wife, chanteuse Ingrid Serban, will be featured on a scenic and intimate four-day cruise Aug. 7-10 2014 aboard the schooner Zodiac, leaving Bellingham Aug. 7 for San Juan and Orcas Islands. The musical sailing voyage [...]

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Fairbanks, Alaska, celebrates summer solstice with ’round-the-clock fun

Posted June 25th, 2014 by genestout

By GENE STOUT
Those who live in Alaska’s interior endure months of dark, wintry days. But when the summer solstice arrives in late June, the state lives up to its reputation as the land of the midnight sun. And in Fairbanks, it’s party time.
Fairbanks celebrated the 2014 summer solstice on the weekend of June 20-22 with [...]

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Country star Sammy Kershaw’s tribute to George Jones is due in July

Posted June 17th, 2014 by genestout

Country star Sammy Kershaw is paying tribute to his late friend and mentor George Jones with the release of a new album dedicated entirely to the “Possum.”
Kershaw will release “Do You Know Me? – A Tribute to George Jones” on July 22.
Kershaw’s vocal style has often been compared to that of George Jones. Kershaw [...]

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