Chuck Ragan
Plus: Adam Faucett
Hot Water Music frontman's new album "Covering Ground" features Frank Turmer, Audra Mae and members of Gaslight Anthem’ Blind Melon, and Squirrel Nut Zippers
Iron Horse Music Hall

For nearly two decades Chuck Ragan has traversed the country and the world—first with his celebrated punk act Hot Water Music and later as a solo troubadour—to bring his music to the masses. His third solo album Covering Ground is as much of a love letter to his transient lifestyle as it as a concession to the loved ones he often has to leave behind and is also undeniably his most honest and accomplished album to date.  Featuring longtime collaborator/fiddle player Jon Gaunt and bassist Joe Ginsberg in addition to guest appearances from the Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon, Blind Melon’s Chris Thorn, Squirrel Nut Zippers’ Chris Phillips, Frank Turner and Audra Mae, Covering Ground is the sonic equivalent to Jack Kerouac’s On The Road and could only be created by someone who requires a release like this in order to stay sane. “The majority of these songs were written on the road,” Ragan explains. “We’ve been running hard and burning the candle at both ends for the past few years which has been amazing in many ways, but you end up making a massive amount of sacrifices to sustain that type of lifestyle.”

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