Chad "Chadwick" Stokes Debuts At #18 on Billboard Heatseeker's Chart!
“Beautiful” - AOL Spinner
"rustic folk masterpiece"- IGN
“Chad Stokes Urmston is a rock star. Make that a monster rock star” – Boston Herald
Dispatch and State Radio member Chadwick Stokes solo debut, Simmerkane II, released June 28 via Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records debuted at #18 on Billboard’s Heatseekers' chart. Inspired by Stokes’ freight hopping adventures across the U.S., the 10-track album was produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) and includes guest appearances from Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo, and Blake Hazard (The Submarines).
Featured on the digital and physical bonus versions are three songs recorded with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars. National Geographic is currently offering a free download of the track, “Coffee And Wine,” and a stream of video footage from the recording session will soon follow. In September, Stokes will embark on a 12-city solo tour; see dates below.
Raised in Sherborn, MA, Stokes remains actively involved in both State Radio and Dispatch, and has scanned a combined total of 675,000+ records. In 2008, the Boston Music Awards honored Stokes as Humanitarian of the Year for creating the Elias Fund, the Dispatch Foundation, and Calling All Crows.
September 14 Bootleg Theater (Los Angeles, CA)
September 15 Café DuNord (San Francisco, CA)
September 16 Doug Fir (Portland, OR)
September 17 Vera Project (Seattle, WA)
September 20 Fox Theater (Boulder, CO)
September 22 The Varsity (Minneapolis, MN)
September 24 The Basement (Columbus, OH)
September 27 12th &Porter (Nashville, TN)
September 28 The Loft (Atlanta, GA)
September 29 Grey Eagle (Asheville, NC)
September 30 The 8x10 (Baltimore, MD)
October 1 The Chameleon (Lancaster, PA)
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