In 2012, Chuck Prophet released the critically acclaimed "Temple Beautiful" album – named after a now-defunct punk rock club that was located to next door to the Jim Jones temple. The album is a collection of songs paying tribute to San Francisco and all of its infamous characters and neighborhoods.
"Temple Beautiful" is overstuffed with songs worthy of repeat listens… definitely one of the most invigorating" (of Chuck Prophet’s career) – Washington Post
"We’re playing the Temple Beautiful album in sequence with an octet. For folks like me who weren’t exactly in school band, Temple producer Brad Jones informs me that a good shorthand reference for an octet is Eleanor Rigby. Basically an 8-piece string section.
At one point, we were thinking of doing a musical. Like with costumes and a real production. Imagine the players decked out as the characters? Pre-steroid era hero Willie Mays, martyr for gay rights Mayor Harvey Milk, Laffing Sal, Jim Jones, Carol Doda, Emperor Norton… and more. But you know, that started to look a little daunting. And we didn’t want our grandiosity to turn on us. Again. So we settled for a string section. It’ll still be plenty epic, trust me." – Chuck Prophet
All that, PLUS Kelley Stoltz opens.
And we’re still working on a few other surprises.
Did you hear that? EPIC.