Chadwick Stokes and the Pintos



BOMBYX Center for Arts & Equity (130 Pine Street, Florence MA)

Between seven records with the college rock, folksy jam band Dispatch, four with righteous rock trio State Radio, and a smattering of solo releases under various names, Chadwick Stokes has a long history of singing about important issues while also examining his inner journey; equal parts protest song, romantic poetry, and journal entry. Along with his wife, Sybil, he founded Calling All Crows, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging music fans around women's issues both at home and abroad. With his latest band the Pintos, Stokes offers the most cohesive blend of his previous projects: It’s lyrically more akin to State Radio’s social and political savvy, with more of the cool folk rock that helped make Dispatch such a beloved band. Citing David Bowie, The Band, and Billy Bragg as influences, Chadwick Stokes and The Pintos take the musical landscape and find ways to delightfully stand it on its head.