Dick Prall CSPS 11.17.12 Cedar Rapids, Iowa


All Photographs by Paul Adams

CSPS  states that Dick Prall ...”An Iowa native now residing in Chicago, Prall’s leap into music was a late one (he started teaching himself guitar at age 25), but he hit the ground running with his first full-length, Somewhere About Here. A marriage of the rural soundtrack of his youth and the Brit-pop he adored, No Depression magazine dubbed this first release “a track-by-track monster.”  The follow-up record, Dressing Up the Failure, under his alternative moniker Starch Martins, opened the door to performances with Jon Brion, Mike Doughty, Bobby Bare, Jr., Glen Phillips, Justin Townes Earl and Ari Hest.  The diversity of his next release,Fizzlebuzzie, gained Prall further attention with features in Time Out ChicagoPerforming Songwriter and NME.com.  He upped the ante even higher with the release of the beautifully alarming and infectious Weightless.  The single,  “The Cornflakes Song,” featuring Glen Phillips of Toad the Wet Sprocket fame, helped garner more radio spins across the country, a coveted spot on Paste Magazine’s CD compilation and airplay in the Starbucks national chain.”  Thank you CSPS.

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