Dick Prall

Dick Prall

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

He's the biggest thing that ever happened to Sheffield, Iowa. With unforgettable melodies and solid songwriting, Prall is back on the music scene with his latest release, Weightless. He's a first rate lyricist with tunes that are accessible to fans of Josh Rouse, Jayhawks, and Ryan Adams.

Biography

Standing at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Abbey Road, Dick Prall is poised to cause a critical and commercial traffic jam. The wait is over, and the weight has been lifted.

After recently signing with Authentic Records - based in his home state of Iowa - Dick Prall is capitalizing on his growing following nationwide. His much-anticipated album, Weightless, evokes Ryan Adams and late Beatles, but is grounded by Prall's own "porch pop" genre of beautiful pop melodies inflected with a solid rock foundation. Ten tracks shine on Prall's fourth release produced by Joshua "The Colonel" Shapera (Veruca Salt, Verbow, R.Kelly). Musical great Glen Phillips (Toad the Wet Sprocket) is featured on the album's single, "The Cornflakes Song," as well as "If It Bends," with vocal harmonies that match perfectly with Prall's melodies. "Halfway To Hollywood" and "B&W" are currently live show favorites and bring out the album's essence: the venting of untold life stories that have weighed heavily on him for the last three albums. Now that he has achieved master storyteller status, Dick Prall is finally, at long last, weightless.

The Chicago Sun-Times, the Chicago Tribune and Time Out Chicago all agree that Dick Prall is an up-and-comer. He has performed alongside musical greats Jon Brion, Mike Doughty, Ari Hest, The Verve Pipe, Bobby Bare, Jr., Glen Phillips and Michelle Branch, to name a few, and he regularly tours with Iowa's favorite roots rockers, The Nadas. Volkswagen has included Prall's music on a six-month ad campaign; he's been featured on Ourstage.com and on MyTracks.com, and his tune "Sunshine Came" is the theme song to the movie soundtrack of 'Serial Loser.' Prall was featured on the cover of the Chicago Tribune's Redeye, and headlined a showcase at Austin's South By Southwest Festival 2007. He was named Illinois Entertainer's 2006 "Best of Around Here" and was subsequently featured on The Local Tourist, the Steve Levy Show, The Steve Dahl show, and Fearless Radio. The Chicago Sun-Times calls Prall's music "smart, introspective and filled with great hooks." "Prall excels at morphing the smallest of melodic chunks into grandiose statements of purpose." (Time Out Chicago). Performing Songwriter notes that "Prall has captured the excitement of youth... he's a real gem." With a new album and a new video for "B&W," not even gravity can hold Dick Prall down.

Lyrics

Copperhead Town

Written By: Dick Prall

Hey little bomb
Put your sunglasses on
And don't be afraid of the sun
Testaments say
When we're all blown away
The reign of the meek has begun

Take the stage
Away from all the bellows
And the battery
Leads me to believe
That we remember only how
To bring the hammer down
Stay away from Copperhead Town

All this space
We've allowed us to take
Will never equate to a home
Once we're gone
The next comes along
To claim their own mistakes

Take the stage
Away from all the bitching
And the bickering
Leads me to believe
That we remember only how
To bring the hammer down
Stay away from Copperhead Town

You know they ring the dead in
Every time they come around
Breaking hearts and breaking crowns
Practicing the famous resolve of the day
Digging holes without a sound
All while looking lovely

Discography

Weightless (2007)
fizzlebuzzie (2005)
EP (2004)
Dressing Up the Failure (2001)
Somewhere About Here (1998)
Aware 9 Compilation