Alive After Five: Chuck Prophet with Sleepy Seeds 

Tonight’s Alive After Five scorcher features rock classicist Chuck Prophet and local indie-rockers Sleepy Seeds.

Chuck Prophet is a 47-year-old San Francisco-based songwriter. Playing in bands since the '80s, Prophet’s colorful career has resulted in 21 albums and collaborations with Jim Dickinson, Warren Zevon, and Alejandro Escovedo. Prophet takes a classic approach to rock and roll. His electric live sets are full of swagger, dive-bar blues and heavy-handed guitar solos. With a varied and eclectic sound, it wouldn't be wrong to say Prophet and his band are equal parts Rolling Stones, Fountains of Wayne, Bruce Springsteen and Queens of the Stone Age.

On the road since his teenage years, Prophet suffered from a heroin/crack addiction that lasted the better part of his adult life. Embarrassing addiction episodes included a near-fatal crash through a skylight, and getting served papers while on stage opening up for Lucinda Williams. Clean for the past decade, Prophet’s career and his delivery have never been better.

In 2004, Stephen King said about Prophet’s song “Rise,” "What does this song mean? I have no idea. But it's lovely, incantatory and mysterious. God bless Chuck Prophet."

In 2007, Prophet made appearances on The Late Show With David Letterman and Last Call with Carson Daly in support of his release, Soap and Water. More recently, Prophet released Let Freedom Ring, which the KC Free Press called, “the best in Prophet’s solo career.” His music has also appeared in episodes of True Blood and Sons of Anarchy.

Opening act Sleepy Seeds originally formed in Colorado during the late '90s, but immediately went on hiatus. They reformed in Boise during 2009, and since have brought their spacious and relaxing brand of indie-rock to stages all over the valley.

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