Chad "Chadwick" Stokes of State Radio and Dispatch introduces his debut solo album Simmerkane II. Acting as a follow up to State Radios Simmer Kane EP, the album is inspired by Stokes' trek across America. The running guitar parts and enchanting vocals featured in most of the tracks absorb you into an Americana, folky-rock daydream of riding the rails without inhibition. But as Stokes learned from exposing the America he never knew well enough, the real discoveries made in the album are more from an internal expedition coping with loss and moving in love.
The album (including a bonus track version with three extra tracks featuring Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars) will be released June 28 through Ruff Shod/Nettwerk Records, but is available now for pre-order. Stokes will be supporting the album with a fall US tour. See the dates and listen to the album in full below.
Tour Dates: 09/14/11 - Bootleg - Los Angeles, CA
09/15/11 - Caf DuNord - San Francisco, CA
09/16/11 - Doug Fir - Portland, OR
09/17/11 - Vera Project - Seattle, WA
09/20/11 - Fox Theater - Boulder, CO
09/22/11 - The Varsity - Minneapolis, MN
09/24/11 - The Basement - Columbus, OH
09/27/11 - 12th & Porter - Nashville, TN
09/28/11 - The Loft - Atlanta, GA
09/29/11 - Grey Eagle - Asheville, NC
09/30/11 - The 8 x 10 - Baltimore, MD
10/01/11 - The Chameleon - Lancaster, PA