A typical musician wouldn’t travel across the country by hopping freight trains or play shows inside fans’ living rooms throughout North America and Europe after selling out arenas like Madison Square Garden (for three consecutive nights), but Chadwick Stokes is anything but your typical musician.
Since forming his first band with two college friends in 1996, Chadwick Stokes has paved a path of independence, advocacy and social consciousness that’s impacted every aspect of his artistic life. In addition to fronting the bands State Radio and Dispatch, Stokes is also a co-founder of Calling All Crows, a non-profit dedicated to bringing bands and fans together to create change through hands-on activism and service. Calling All Crows has raised over $250,000 and invested more than 20,000 hours of service in local communities across North America and Europe.
Stokes is currently in the studio with Sam Beam of Iron and Wine and producer Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Gomez, Iron and Wine) working on the followup to his 2011 solo album Simmerkane II. The yet to be titled album is slated for release in the summer of 2014.
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[IGN] State Radio and Dispatch veteran delivers masterful debut. By Chad Grischow As good as State Radio and Dispatch are, there is little in Chadwick Stokes’ previous work that leads you to expect the rustic folk masterpiece he puts forth as his solo debut. Stokes’ first outing as a solo singer-songwriter is the kind of […]