Roots-Rocker Chuck Prophet Heads Under the Volcano For St. Patrick's Day

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Chuck Prophet won't be skipping Houston on his upcoming tour as he makes his way toward Austin and South By Southwest. Under the Volcano announced yesterday that Prophet will play there Wednesday, March 17. The Bissonnet bar has been having music on Wednesday nights for a little over two years and has snagged some impressive national acts, among them Los Angeles nuevo honky-tonkers Tremoloco, New York indie-rockers Cordero and Pistolera, and San Francisco world-music sensations Rupa & the April Fishes. Prophet is touring behind his latest Yep Roc Records release ¡Let Freedom Ring!, which was recorded in Mexico City with his touring band. Rocks Off drove to Austin to see Prophet January 2. It was a blistering set, and Bob Dylan guitar vet Charlie Sexton plugged in with Prophet for the encore for some major guitar fireworks. The evening ended with a rip-snortin', fire-breathin' rock version of KC and the Sunshine Band's "Shake Your Booty."

Seeing Prophet and his sharp-as-a-razor band this close up should be a mind-blowing experience. Bring your boogie shoes.

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