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Chuck Prophet, Heather McEntire 

When: Wed., Nov. 2, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $10-12

"I wish I could sing exactly like Chuck Prophet," said Austin songbird Kelly Willis, whose voice is itself a thing of beauty. Though Prophet first made his name as a guitarist (with pioneering late-'80s band Green on Red) and more recently has earned acclaim as a songwriter (through his collaborations with Alejandro Escovedo), there is indeed something about his voice that draws you in: a distinctive combination of ultra-cool confidence and honest vulnerability. Willis possesses gorgeous pipes, but in Prophet, she heard a character and personality that made a lasting impression; indeed, she eventually recruited him as a producer for one of her own albums. The Bay Area-based Prophet often tours with a first-rate backing band, and his nine solo records—the most recent of which, Let Freedom Ring!, was issued by local label Yep Roc—have infused his roots-grounded material with chameleonic twists and an electric charge. This solo show will put that voice in the spotlight. —Peter Blackstock

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