Folk troubadour CHUCK RAGAN and his all-start backing band The Camaraderie are calling on artists to create original pieces inspired by Ragan's new album Till Midnight. "While making Till Midnight, we were so focused on the sound of the record, but every song tells a story," explains bassist and music director Joe Ginsberg. "I'm so amped up to see how artists relate to these stories and what art comes out as a result!"
Selected artists will be assigned a song off of Till Midnight to translate the story behind the song into artwork. In addition, their original pieces along with their artist profile will be featured on Chuck Ragan's official website and social networks. Also, exclusive pieces and limited edition merchandise inspired by the art will be featured and sold on Ragan's website. Selected artists will receive a flat fee of $200 for their composition. Artist portfolio/website links along with a $10 entry fee payable to PayPal must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than April 30, 2014 to be considered.
Ragan's critically acclaimed new album Till Midnight was released on March 25, 2014 via SideOneDummy Records. OUTBURN declares, "You don't need to graduate to Bob Dylan or The Boss yet. That's because you have Chuck." Relix adds, "The best part of Ragan's music, in any context, is that he always sounds like he means it, like he's playing each song for the first and most important time." Alternative Press asserts, "There aren't many Americana albums stronger than Till Midnight." Innocent Words affirms, "Ragan continues to be one of the best things going, not only in the punk/folk genre, but one of the best things going in music right now."
Till Midnight was on March 25, 2014 via SideOneDummy Records. Catch Chuck Ragan and The Camaraderie on tour now with The White Buffalo!
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Apr 17 Grog Shop * Cleveland, OH
Apr 18 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Apr 19 The Stone Pony Asbury Park, NJ
Apr 20 The Paradise Boston, MA
Apr 22 Mr. Small’s Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 23 TLA Philadelphia, PA
Apr 24 Black Cat Washington, DC
Apr 25 Cat’s Cradle * Carrboro, NC
Apr 26 Terminal West * Atlanta, GA
Apr 28 Jack Rabbits * Jacksonville, FL
Apr 29 The Social * Orlando, FL
Apr 30 Crowbar * Ybor City, FL
May 01 High Dive * Gainesville, FL
May 02 The Handlebar * Pensacola, FL
May 03 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
May 04 House of Rock * Corpus Christi, TX
May 05 Mohawk Austin, TX
May 06 Gas Monkey Bar N Grill Dallas, TX
May 08 Crescent Ballroom Phoenix, AZ
May 09 The Fonda Theatre Los Angeles, CA