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Dispatch, the upbeat rock band that’s heralded as one of the biggest independent bands in
history, is in the middle of one of their most prolific periods to date. Following the release of last
year’s massively successful album America, Location 12, the trio went back out to Northern
California: Stinson Beach’s Panoramic House, to wrap up some recording that they didn’t finish
the first time around. This new collection of music is Location 13 and features the single “Letter
to Lady J” – it finds the band pushing boundaries and breaking new ground, welcoming old fans
and new audiences alike by building new classics and reaching new heights. It’s impossible to
deny that few bands – at any level – have been able to achieve what Dispatch has: three
sold-out shows at Madison Square Garden to raise funds for Zimbabwean humanitarian efforts,
world tours and a concert in Boston that drew 110,000 fans. They’ve been known, since the
band’s inception, as being more than just about the music – they’ve constantly directed their
energy to causes and campaigns along the way. Dispatch is going ahead into this new era with
both the passion and vigor of a band in their infancy and the knowledge and power of one
together for 20 years and counting. In a world where hope is in short supply, fear runs rampant
and alternative facts blare louder than the truth, we need, more than ever, music that is honest.
Dispatch is rising to the occasion by creating music that is vital to their fans and beyond.
Raye Zaragoza is an award-winning singer, songwriter, and performer who carries an acoustic guitar and a message. Her quiet yet powerful song “In the River,” written in response to the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota, resonated strongly with listeners and went viral in late 2016, garnering half a million views on the video, national media coverage, and a Global Music Award and Honesty Oscar. The song was named the #2 Protest Song by Paste Magazine in 2017, and one of the Top 25 Protest Songs of the 21st Century by WhatCulture.
Tracks from Raye’s debut album Fight For You have been featured on numerous Spotify playlists including ‘Feminist Friday,’ ‘Invisible No More,’ and Cyndi Lauper’s Protest Songs Playlist. Raye has captured hearts around the USA and Europe with her activist anthems, political commentaries, and love songs. This summer, she will be joining Dispatch and Nahko and Medicine for the People on their Summer Tour, which includes dates at Red Rocks and two nights at Central Park Summerstage.