Chuck Prophet album release
This Sunday night at The Knockout, Chuck Prophet offers a sneak preview performance of his upcoming album ¡Let Freedom Ring!, out October 27 on Yep Roc Records. Prophet will be performing the new album with the band that recorded it, which includes Ernest “Boom Boom” Carter, who drummed on Born to Run. It’s a special one-night-only performance fans will surely want to check out.

Says Yep Roc about the new record:

Chuck Prophet got more than he bargained for. He and his band ventured to Mexico City to record the follow-up to 2007’s “boundaryless” (New Yorker) album Soap & Water and encountered a swine flu pandemic, an earthquake, electric brownouts, and crashing hard drives. They emerged with the hard-hitting, broad-ranging album ¡Let Freedom Ring!

“I just wanted the energy of this place,” Prophet says of Mexico City. “I’m looking at a studio that is totally state of the art…for 1957. I stood in the middle of that room, I clapped my hands and I knew we could make a great record.”

Check out a trailer for the album below:

Chuck Prophet ¡Let Freedom Ring! Documentary Trailer

Sunday night, Eilen Jewell opens the show and Kelley Stoltz will be DJing. 8pm, $10.