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Since forming his first band with two college friends in 1996, Chadwick Stokes has paved a path of independence, advocacy, and social consciousness that’s impacted every aspect of his artistic life. In addition to fronting the bands State Radio and Dispatch, Stokes is also a co-founder of Calling All Crows, a non-profit dedicated to bringing bands and fans together to create change through hands-on service and activism. Politics and social issues have heavily influenced his work as a solo artist and with State Radio. Stokes’ passion for these topics also exists within some of Dispatch’s music, such as protest songs “Dear Congress” and “Letter to Lady J,” both songs off the new release, Location 13. This collection of songs is the band’s follow-up to their 2017 album America, Location 12. Stokes has toured around the country this summer with Dispatch, accompanied by Nahko and Medicine for the People, with Calling All Crows volunteer projects on every stop of the tour including the Here For The Music Campaign, combatting sexual harassment in the music industry.