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Tune in to Sites and Sounds: San Francisco, a Video Celebrating Hometown Influence on Music Culture


Today, we’re excited to debut the third video in a series called Sites and Sounds, which highlights musicians and the destinations that have inspired them. Each episode features a different artist and takes the audience to their hometown. This episode of Sites and Sounds highlights San Francisco from the perspective of artist and producer Chuck Prophet and his guest, singer-songwriter Aaron Lee Tasjan.


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Sites & Sounds: San Francisco invites viewers to join Chuck Prophet as he shows Aaron Lee Tasjan his hometown, including a lively dinner party at Prophet's home and trips to vibrant local favorites including Grooves record store; Hyde Street Studios; and the Make-Out Room, where the duo joins a string-led orchestra to perform on film an entrancing version of Prophet's “High As Johnny Thunders.”


Visit to watch the episode, as well as the other videos from the series. You’ll get an in-depth look at each artist, what makes their hometown special, and how that destination has influenced their music.


Want to learn more about the places you see in the episodes? Visit for even more inspiration about the locations featured in the videos.


The first episode of Sites and Sounds brings Nashville-based singer-songwriter Nikki Lane to Lukas Nelson's hometown of Maui. Lukas gives an insider's look, taking Lane to the surf spots, restaurants, and the venue that shaped his career and life at an early age.


Episode Two features another member of the Nelson family, Micah, as he leads singer-songwriter Sunny War through Austin, Texas. The two experience some of Micah’s favorite places. From Juiceland, to Torchy’s Tacos, to Hopscotch, which is a pop-up interactive art installation (and the location of Micah Nelson’s band Particle Kid’s newly-released music video), Micah leads Sunny the places that he enjoys most about Austin.


Tune in and enjoy the adventure that unfolds as a host artist guides a guest artist through sights, sounds, and experiences that make their hometown special, incorporating food, culture, music, and family life. Sites and Sounds is an insider’s destination-based travel guide to the host artists’ hometown, enticing you to experience the one-of-kind offerings of each unique location.