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Chuck Ragan

Along with his emotional and gravel-coated bellow, vocalist/guitarist Chuck Ragan produced a name for himself as one-fourth from the much-loved Gainesville post-hardcore outfit WARM WATER Music before launching his initial solo album in 2007. Alongside close friends Chris Wollard, Jason Dark, and George Rebelo, Ragan shaped WARM WATER Music in the first ’90s. By way of a slew of well-received albums for brands like No Idea, Doghouse, and Epitaph — and an incessant grassroots touring routine — the passionate staff turned itself right into a extremely respected and important work on the underground picture. Beyond his primary gig, Ragan also documented two aspect albums with some close friends, like the stripped-down rock and roll of Rumbleseat as well as the punk-oriented Cro(w)s. Within the springtime of 2005, WARM WATER Music continued an indefinite hiatus, generally spurred by Ragan’s desire to invest time beyond the band along with his developing family members. The group’s various other members continued playing music jointly (soon developing the Draft), while Ragan focused on his house life and, ultimately, composing some acoustic-based materials. WARM WATER Music officially shut up shop in-may 2006, and Ragan started playing various displays solo, logging period with the year’s end alongside works like Dustin Kensrue, Flogging Molly, the Lawrence Hands, Rob Huddleston, and Tim Barry. Ragan (who was simply a carpenter by time) agreed upon with California indie SideOneDummy Information in early 2007 for the Might discharge of his close debut, Los Feliz. Documented live on Feb 19, 2007 at Tangiers in Los Feliz, California, the recording features Ragan equipped with simply an classical guitar and harmonica, and sometimes became a member of on-stage by Ted Hutt and Jon Gaunt. Ragan also setup a “singles golf club” along with his buddies at No Idea, sending clients a fresh 7″ (six total) on a monthly basis roughly from Sept 2006 to June 2007. In 2008 Ragan released the Revival Tour, a long-running, internationally acclaimed acoustic cooperation that’s presented a revolving door of talented music artists from your alt-country, bluegrass, and punk moments over time. He released his second single outing, Gold Nation, the following 12 months as well as the Christopher Thorn-produced Covering Floor in 2011, and reunited with WARM WATER Music in 2012 for the recording Exister. Right up until Midnight, his 4th solo long-player, adopted in early 2014. A 12 months later on he and songwriter Rocky Voltolato released a break up EP entitled Kindred Soul on Part One Dummy.

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