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Tuesday April 19th

Spring Update From Chad

Hi All -

It’s been a blustery winter here in Massachusetts. We’ve been living on Cloudberry Farm and have enjoyed connecting to the land a bit more- even though it’s more of an isolated existence compared to Jamaica Plain. Lefty and Kitty Cat Kodak are most pleased by our temporary relocation. Aside from looking after the little ones, Sybil has been busy as ever with her interior design foray with sister Farley (named SirTank Design after my old dog who years ago informed an animal talker friend of ours that he felt that Tank was a bit demeaning and he would prefer Sir Tank or Tankers) and I’ve had more time than I’ve had in years to work on new songs and unearth old ones.

For much of January, February and March I’d walk down to the cottage where my aunt and uncle used to live (now a halfway house for whichever brother is breezing through town) to light the wood stove and slog through the process (sometimes like wading through mud, but the occasional moments when you’re so deep in something that the physical things around you disappear - make it all worth it). On some of those cold February days, I’d swear I’d just get the cottage to a livable temperature and then the sun would be setting signally my work day done. My friends JR and Brad Corrigan both visited to play around a bit. I did a couple of shows in New Hampshire and a show in Virginia — (the show in Virginia was the coldest one by a long shot. - I kept having to stick my hand down my pants in-between songs and make up something to discuss with JR to buy some time to keep any kind of feeling).

Calling All Crows teamed up with Oxfam America at Aeronaut Brewing Company in Somerville, MA to commemorate National Women’s Day with some help from our friends in the killer band The Dingo Babies and a cameo from poster boy Darren Buck from The Hank Wonder Trio. I also went into my old junior high school for Martin Luther King Day to talk about activism and service — toughest crowd of the year so far - good kids, but man is that whole teaching thing tough.

Oh yeah, and there was a trip to Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah for a show and a some turns in the snow. I also went down to SXSW to play a couple shows and speak on a panel about doing service in the music industry that Pandora put together.

Spring is here and I’m on the edge of my seat waiting to see if the trees we transplanted into the ancient ashe stumps are going to take root. I've also been fixing up the old chicken coop in hopes of getting some feathered friends back on the farm. Also found a tick on me and so I’ve been taking a regiment of my veterinary aunt's horse antibiotics - makes you feel like a 100 bux.

As I look forward to the spring, JR and I are psyched join up with my friends in Elephant Revival for a little east coast run.

April 27 - Philadelphia, PA @ Ardmore - Tickets | Info
April 28 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club - Tickets | Info
April 29 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club - Tickets | Info
April 30 - Woodstock, NY @ Bearsville Theater - Tickets | Info

Then it's off to Europe with DISPATCH:

July 2 - Cologne, DE @ Summerjam Festival - Tickets | Info
July 3 - Wiesbaden, DE @ Raucherkammer - Tickets | Info
July 5 - Nuremberg, DE @ Hirsch - Tickets | Info
July 6 - Innsbruck, AT @ Weekender - Tickets | Info
July 7 - Innsbruck, AT @ Weekender (sold out)
July 8 - Feldkirch, AT @ Poolbar Festival - Tickets | Info
July 9 - Burg Clam, AT @ Harvest of Art Music Festival - Tickets | Info

Basically every Tuesday has been a nail biter to see where and how this election is breaking down. Supposedly the Bernie Sanders camp is going to reach out to see if i have any interest in playing some tunes somewhere — I’ll keep you all posted on that — I’m game - I love that guy.

Be well folks, spring is here, well it was here and then it left, but now it’s back. Thanks for your support.

Peace,

Chad

Thursday February 25th

SXSW Panel & Service Project

Chad will be making his way down to SXSW in March to take part in the official Music & Activism series on March 16th.

Badge holders will be able to hear from Chad and other key voices in the music industry who have founded or partnered with non-profits to inspire change and are paving the way for musicians to positively impact music education, music therapy, volunteerism and advocacy for human rights as part of the Amplifying Your Voice for Social Good event. Following will be a service project to Support Austin Residents Experiencing Homelessnes of which both will be held at the Austin Convention Center. Volunteers will work alongside the panelists to assemble care packages for Front Steps, an organization based in downtown Austin that provides shelter and affordable housing to those experiencing homelessness.

We're two weeks away from the first Calling All Crows Holiday Home Tour and wanted to announce a handful of pre-show service projects along the tour. You do not need a concert ticket to volunteer at a service project, just a willingness to help your community. It'll be an opportunity to volunteer side-by-side with Chad and your fellow fans. Spots for each service project are limited so please register ASAP. 

Tuesday December 1: Richmond, VA @ YWCA Richmond

Join us at the YWCA Richmond, an organization committed to empowering women, children, and their families to live their best lives. We strengthen our community on both individual and family levels through our nationally-accredited early childhood education programming, violence prevention education, and emergency and on-going services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and intimate partner violence. We'll support the YWCA by updating and cleaning up their event areas. Please wear comfortable clothes that you don't mind getting dirty and closed toed shoes. Space for this project is limited to 12 participants.

Details: Meet at 6 N. 5th Street, Richmond, VA at 12:145PM. The project should be wrapped up by 4:15PM. Register here.

Thursday December 3: Columbia, South Carolina @ The Women's Shelter

Join us at The Women's Shelter to give the transitional homes of their clients a fresh coat of paint. Supplies will be provided, but if you have items (brushes, rollers, mixing tins, etc.) to donate, please bring them! Make sure to wear clothes that you don't care about getting paint on. Space is limited to 12 participants. The Women’s Shelter has been an integral part of the Columbia Community for over 30 years, serving homeless men, women and children in the community.

Details: Meet at 3425 N. Main St., Columbia, SC at 12:45PM. The project should be wrapped up by 4:30PM. Register here.

Saturday December 5: Miami, Florida @ Miami Rescue Mission

The Miami Campus of the Miami Rescue Mission has served the homeless and needy since 1922, helping men, women, and children with meals, safe shelter, and life-changing residential programs resulting in transformed lives. Join CAC to help sort items for their thrift shop, including furniture, clothing, collectibles, electronics, and so much more, all of which helps support the Mission's homeless programs in South Florida. Space for this project is limited to 10 participants.

Details: Meet at 2159 NW 1 Court, Miami, Fl at 12:45PM. The project should be wrapped up by 4:15PM. Register here.

Tuesday December 8: Birmingham, Alabama @ YWCA Central Alabama

YWCA Central Alabama is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. Each year they hold Santa’s Workshop, an event to help families living in area homeless shelters and transitional housing programs to have a happy holiday season. Children have an opportunity to make gifts that they can give to moms, teachers, friends and others in their life circle and can even have their picture taken with Santa. Join CAC in helping organize crafts for this holiday event! Space for this project is limited to 10 participants. There is no registration fee for this event.

Details: Meet at YWCA Central Alabama, 309 23rd Street North, Birmingham, AL at 12:45PM. The project should be wrapped up by 4:15PM. Register here.

So excited to announce this year's Calling All Crows Annual benefit show at The Paradise in Boston on December 19th.  We’re bringing back some dear friends that’ve helped us over the years.

First off, Miss Bonnie Paine from Elephant Revival and ol’ Matt Embree from the RX Bandits are flying in from the west to join us for the show.

In addition to Bonnie and Matt, my brother Willy will be back from Scotland for the holidays. He’s been sleeping in caves in the highlands trying to commune with the old ones. Hopefully brother Ben will come too and help on the horns and maybe a turn on bass. New Hampshire native JR will be around playing the suitcase kick drum we played west of the Mississippi as we opened up the Xavier Rudd tour and the beloved Parkington Sisters are making the sojourn from The Cape in a birch canoe (unless their minivan gets fixed in time). 

I’m so pumped to be in these wonderful people’s presence and grateful for their enthusiasm as Calling All Crows goes into our 8th year — and to all of you who’ve helped out over the years to try and do what we can in a place and time that has more trouble than we can shake a stick at.  

Through much of this darkness it’s been you folks that’ve given me hope for the generations to come.  

See you at The Paradise,

Chad

Saturday December 19
Boston, MA @ The Paradise Rock Club
Chadwick Stokes, Matt Embree (RX Bandits),
Bonnie Paine (Elephant Revival), The Parkington Sisters, & more.
5PM (VIP reception) / 7PM (doors) / 8PM (show)
$25-75 | All Ages

RSVP on Facebook | Tickets

Friday December 18th @ 6PM - Music & Lecture Series

Friday’s Music & Lecture Series is hosted by Chad and Sybil at their home and always a great way to learn more about different social issues and catch some great music. This year’s topic will include updates on our Forced to Flee tour and the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria. CAC’s December Music & Lecture Series has become an annual treat itself and a great way to kick off the weekend’s party! Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online.

Saturday December 19th @ 9AM - Calling All Crows Service Project

We’ll be returning to the International Medical Equipment Collaborative (IMEC) for Saturday morning’s service project. IMEC’s mission is to transform impoverished communities around the world by providing equipment solutions for health care, agriculture, and education projects in developing countries. Activities will include preparing, organizing, and packing equipment to be sent to areas of need. The service project will begin at 9:30am and end at 1:00pm. A light breakfast will be provided during registration/orientation and transportation to/from Boston is available. You can register for the project here.

Saturday December 19th @ 5PM - Concert & VIP Reception

There will be a pre-show VIP reception with a short program about Calling All Crows and an acoustic set by Chad, as well as a silent auction featuring items from Tory Burch, the Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins, and concert tickets from multiple Boston venues. The reception begins at 5pm, a short program will start at approximately 5:45pm, refreshments provided. VIP tickets must be purchased online beforehand.

In addition to joining us for the show, general admission ticket holders can learn more about CAC's work by stopping by the Calling All Crows table, and purchasing raffle tickets or bidding on silent auction items in the lounge--we’ll have concert tickets, signed merchandise and other local events up for grabs!

The Horse Comanche B-Sides EP: The Story of Bobby & Maeve is out today, included the long awaited "You're The One That I Want" Grease cover! Stream it on Spotify, Apple Music or download it on Bandcamp, iTunes, Amazon.com or wherever else you get your music.
 

It's been a few years but Sybil and I running in this year's Calling All Crows​ Northampton 5K! Well, one of us is running, one of us will be running at all times.  In fact I'm running right now as I typo tots.  Wha? I'm training hard, I think Pete Francis​ may be training hard too, but while he's chopping logs and running up mountains in Connecticut, I'm in a scientific tread mill tank  being analyzed by nuclear physicists getting hyperbolic steroids and pure oxygen pumped into me under the careful eye of Brigitte Nielsen (and Gorbachev).

We're trying to raise $1000 bucks total as part of our running. The money raised all goes towards our Forced to Flee initiative that supports refugee communities here in this country and abroad whether it be through our winterization packets we are sending to the camps or the service projects we conduct here in the states.  This campaign started two years ago and as many of you know, the numbers are climbing fiercely.  Millions have left and continue to leave Syria.  Thanks for joining us in standing with these families that have fallen on extremely hard times and been forced to leave their homeland.

Thank you for your continued support of Calling All Crows. It means the world to Sybil and I to be connected to so many wonderful people who strive for a better world.

Click here to donate and help us hit our goal.

- Chad

Chad is hitting the road this December for the first Calling All Crows Holiday Home Tour and tickets go on sale Wednesday October 14th @ 12PM EST. Concerts will feature music from all of Chad's projects. We're only selling 30-50 tickets for each concert so be sure to get your tickets right when they go on sale. Here are the dates:

12/1 - Richmond, VA - **SOLD OUT**
12/2 - Charlotte, NC - **SOLD OUT**
12/3 - Elgin, SC (Columbia) - **SOLD OUT**
12/4 - Orlando, FL - **SOLD OUT**
12/5 - Deerfield, FL (Miami) - **SOLD OUT**
12/6 - Brandon, FL (Tampa) - **SOLD OUT**
12/8 - Birmingham, AL - Info | Tickets
12/9 - Memphis, TN - Info | Tickets
12/10 New Orleans, LA - **SOLD OUT**
12/11 - The Woodlands, TX (Houston) - **SOLD OUT**
12/12 - San Antonio, TX - **SOLD OUT**

If you've never been to a house show, check out this short documentary from Chad's first house show tour in 2013.

A portion of the proceeds from the tour will benefit Calling All Crows and their ongoing Forced To Flee campaign and Bringing Change to Women Initiative. Calling All Crows will also be hosting pre-concert service projects in cities along the tour. More on those soon.

All tickets must be purchased online in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Ticket holders will receive the address one week before the show. Each ticket will include a download of the brand new Chadwick Stokes EP, The Horse Comanche B-Sides: The Story of Bobby and Maeve. New EP you say?

The Horse Comanche B-Sides: The Story of Bobby and Maeve is a four song EP recorded during The Horse Comanche sessions. The EP chronicles how Bobby and Maeve met, Bobby's unfortunate death in Afghanistan and a love that could transcend his absence.

Track Listing:

1. You're The One That I Want
2. That's All
3. Glory
4. Indiana Fall

The EP will be released on Friday October 23rd, but you can listen to "Indiana Fall" one week early.

 

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