Friday's Pick: Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, Stephanie Finch & the Company Men
|Chuck Prophet & Stephanie Finch|
The 10 songs on Cry Tomorrow nod to classic rock and timeless pop, showcasing Finch's beautifully hearty voice. She was assisted by the Company Men, a top-shelf backing band that includes Prophet, J.J. Wiesler, Jackpot's Rusty Miller, and singer-songwriter Kelley Stoltz on drums. Finch has a habit of associating herself with great players, including Mark Kozelek, who invited her to duet with him on Red House Painters' "Song for a Blue Guitar."
"It's always flattering when someone calls," she says. "In the case of Mark, he called and asked Chuck if it would be cool if I sang on his record. That's where Chuck earned his pimp nickname Ike, as in Ike Turner. Mark is a soulful guy, and has such a beautiful voice. Singing with him was a thrill."