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Folkadelphia Session: Chuck Ragan


Chuck Ragan‘s voice has been in my head for years, probably at least a decade at this point. For others, it has been even longer. Ragan, who over the last handful of years, has released some excellent Americana-flavored solo albums, like 2014’s Till Midnight, is also the singer for stalwart Gainesville, FL punks Hot Water Music. It’s funny to think that someone you don’t know and that you might never meet has been a significant part of your life. Perhaps that’s why we’re drawn to live appearances, meet-and-greets, and other opportunities to connect with artists; these people have affected us tremendously, so there is this gravity pulling us towards them. All accounts I’ve ever heard about Chuck Ragan is that he’s the most down-to-earth guy, a total sweetheart, and a gracious, enthusiastic performer. When we had Chuck in to the WXPN Studio to perform for Folkadelphia, we found that these accounts were 100% true.
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Photo Recap: Hot Water Music, La Dispute and The Menzingers at The Electric Factory

Hot Water Music – the O.G. Gainesville, Florida punk band – brought their reunion tour to The Electric Factory on Saturday night. Opening the show was Michigan five-piece La Dispute and Philly’s own The Menzingers. Check out a recap of the night in the photo gallery above.