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Chuck Ragan and the Camaraderie: Show Preview 

Wednesday, Apr 2 2014
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There's a popular joke in which it's said that old punks never die — they just go country. But Chuck Ragan's trajectory from the gruff, howling co-frontman of anthemic hardcore quartet Hot Water Music to earthy folk everyman has been both seamless and wildly popular, thanks to a catalog of songs that are honest, emotionally present, and frequently inspiring. Ragan's brand-new album, Till Midnight, continues that effort, with smart songs about love, family, and community that are aided by impressive guests — including Dave Hause and Lucero vocalist Ben Nichols. Their presence is very much in keeping with the communal spirit conjured at Ragan's shows by the artist himself and his longtime touring band, the Camaraderie. So don't be surprised if many fans make the time to go to both shows this week.

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