PUBLISHED: 2:12 PM on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Joe Rohan and Cleveland All-Stars head for Alaska
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Singer and songwriter Joe Rohan will return to Alaska in July. Th time he will join forces with three other prominent Cleveland artists for an all-star tour of Alaska's inside passage of Juneau, Skagway and Haines.

Last summer, Rohan's musical pilgrimage to Juneau met such overwhelming success that he was flown back again a few months later for their end of season celebration.

The all-star Cleveland band consists of Rohan, singer and songwriter Chris Allen, bassist Tom Prebish and bluesman and guitarist Austin "Walkin' Cane" Charanghat.

The quartet will set off for Alaska to perform venues in Juneau, Haines, and Skagway from July 3-9. Performances will kick-off in Juneau at the city's Fourth of July celebration. The band will play July 3-4 at Hangar on the Wharf in Juneau, July 6 at The Fogcutter in Haines and July 8-9 at Red Onion in Skagway.

Since the release of his debut CD, "Walk Along," in 2003, Joe Rohan has developed a large audience and following that starts in Northeast Ohio and reaches as far south as New Orleans, all the way up to Juneau, and across the pond to Sweden and Finland. Rohan's music combines infectious grooves, blues-washed melodies and stories that capture scenes from life, like Polaroids in a scrapbook.

Chris Allen is the former lead singer, songwriter, heart and soul of the Cleveland-based band Rosavelt, whose latest national release, "The Story of Gasoline" (2004), has earned critical praise for its boozy, gritty rock and Allen's flair for storytelling.

Austin "Walkin' Cane" Charanghat possesses the most powerful voice one could hope to hear. His deep, rich blues style emits pure soul and breathes life into the many albums he has appeared on (including two of his own). Outstanding guitar, slide guitar and Dobro skills, in conjunction with these powerhouse vocals and a lot of hootin' and hollerin', have made Austin "Cleveland's favorite frontman." A soul-stirring blend of stylistic integrity and originality is his gift to the world.

Tom Prebish's fluid bass guitar work has anchored more rock band rhythm sections that come out of the Midwest then one would be able to count. Rosavelt, The Boys from County Hell, Joe Rohan, Mothertrain, the Barflies, Vicky Chew, and Anne DeChant are just a few of the bands or artists Prebish has performed with. Also a singer and bluegrass picker, he co-fronts Cleveland's hottest bluegrass sextet, Bolo Deluxe and has toured the country with nationally acclaimed artists and songwriters such as Chip Taylor.