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Chadwick Stokes' "Rainsong" Premieres At Huffington Post; Announces Rescheduled West Coast Dates

Chadwick Stokes hits the road for his fall tour in support of his solo debut Simmerkane II (Ruff Shod/Nettwerk). Beginning in Boulder at the Fox Theater, the tour includes stops in Minneapolis, Columbus, OH, Nashville and Atlanta.  For west coast fans, the rescheduled tour dates resumes early 2012 with shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland and Seattle.

Inspired by Stokes’ freight train jumping adventures across the U.S. with his brother and cousin, Simmerkane II was produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) with guest appearances from Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo and Blake Hazard (The Submarines).

Directed by Sam Cohen (of The Yellowbirds), the video for “Rainsong” was premiered by Huffington Post. Collected from books and magazines, everything in the video is paper collage animation and arranged by hand.

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes Will Tour This Fall In Support Of Solo Debut, 'Simmerkane II'

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Dispatch and State Radio member Chad "Chadwick" Stokes kicks off his fall tour on September 14 in support of his solo debut, Simmerkane II, set for release on June 28. Beginning in Los Angeles at the Bootleg Theater, the 12-city tour includes stops in San Francisco, Portland, Boulder, Nashville, Atlanta, among other U.S. cities. An in-store at Newbury Comics (1 Faneuil Hall Marketplace, Boston) is planned for June 28 at 6:00 P.M. Stokes is currently on a sold-out tour with Dispatch, their first in 10 years.

Inspired by Stokes’ freight train jumping adventures across the U.S. with his brother and cousin, Simmerkane II was produced by John Dragonetti (of The Submarines) with guest appearances from The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, Carly Simon, Matt Embree (Rx Bandits), The White Buffalo, and Blake Hazard (The Submarines).

The Sierra Leone Refugee All Stars, a band formed by Sierra Leone refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War, are featured on the three-song bonus disc included in the CD and digital versions of the album.

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes Releases Single, "Back To The Races"; Dispatch Tour Starts June 3

Chadwick Stokes - Back To The Races by nettwerkmusicgroup

In anticipation of the June 28 release of his Ruff Shod/Nettwerk solo debut, Simmerkane II, Chadwick Stokes released lead single, “Back To The Races,” on May 31.

Inspired by Stokes’ train jumping adventures across the U.S., Simmerkane II is a diary of the sights and sounds discovered on his travels. “Back To The Races” “reflects on past mistakes while still being seduced by the excitement of the journey,” says Stokes.

Chad "Chadwick" Stokes (Dispatch & State Radio) To Release Solo Project - 'Simmerkane II,' Out June 28th

Chad Stokes of Dispatch & State Radio prepares to debut his first solo outing under the moniker Chadwick Stokes. The solo project, titled Simmerkane II, will be in stores June 28th on Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records. Available the same day is a two-disc deluxe version that features three tracks recorded with Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars, a band formed by Sierra Leone refugees displaced to Guinea during the Sierra Leone Civil War.

Simmerkane II is inspired by Stoke’s train jumping adventures across the US, a metaphoric diary of the sights and sounds discovered on his travels. Produced by John Dragonetti (The Submarines), Simmerkane II features collaborations with friends and heroes – Carly Simon, Blake Hazard (The Submarines), Matt Embree (RX Bandits), The White Buffalo (aka Jake Smith) and aforementioned Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars.

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