Thursday, May 7, 2020

TOM CHAPIN MASTER STORYTELLER AND BROTHER OF HARRY CHAPIN SPECIAL GUEST ON INTERVIEWING THE LEGENDS W/RAY SHASHO-BBS RADIO

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Three-time Grammy winner

"Mornings with Papa Tom Chapin

and the Chapin Sisters"

Tom Chapin interview
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Three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin and his daughters Abigail and Lily, aka the Chapin Sisters, offer 30 minutes' worth of kid-friendly music with "Mornings with Papa Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters." The show streams daily weekday mornings at 11:00AM EDST on Facebook and Instagram. All episodes are archived on YouTube

 Quarantined together in the elder Chapin's Hudson Valley home, the three Chapin’s stream live from his living room, performing songs from Tom's thirteen classic albums of Children's Music as well as classics from the American Folk Music canon. The show provides lighthearted but intelligent entertainment for all generations, a perfect opportunity for families to gather and enjoy each other's company.

"I wanted to keep busy," adds Tom, "and share these songs that I've written with my amazing collaborators over the last 30 years. I've been a working touring musician for more than half a century, and being stuck at home is uncharted territory, but as always the music and a chance to sing with my daughters keeps me sane, healthy and happy."
Tom Chapin has carved out two parallel careers in folk music - as a gifted folk-based singer/songwriter as well as "the Pied Piper" of family music. He started singing and playing guitar in a trio with his musical brothers Harry and Steve, inspired by the recording "The Weavers at Carnegie Hall." Tom released his first solo work in 1976.  Since then he's released 25 more and given thousands of live performances, including innumerable benefit concerts. He's appeared frequently on TV and radio, in documentary and feature films, and is a beloved narrator of children's books.
 Tom is a long-time board member of WhyHunger, which seeks innovative "community-based solutions to hunger & poverty," remains active in a variety of environmental causes, and is a strong voice on behalf of music and the arts in our public schools.

 Raised in New York's Hudson Valley, the Chapin Sisters are third generation musicians: their grandfather was the jazz drummer Jim Chapin, their uncle the late folk icon/humanitarian Harry Chapin, Tom's brother. They started singing professionally at ages 6 and 8. Soon after, they began performing live at the annual concerts for Harry Chapin's food justice organization Why Hunger.
 In 2004, after relocating to Los Angeles on a whim, they recorded a couple songs with their half-sister Jessica. A friend passed their demo onto KCRW and almost instantly their dark, moody cover of Britney Spears's Toxic became one of the most requested songs at the station. 
Harry and Tom Chapin
 In the last decade, the Chapin Sisters have released 4 full-length albums. They've been featured on NPR's Weekend Edition, in Rolling Stone, Nylon, Spin, Paper, The New York Times, T Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post and have toured the world multiple times on their own and twice as members of She & Him's band. After taking some time off to savor the joys of becoming first time mothers, they wrote, recorded and released their most recent EP Ferry Boat.



Tom Chapin and his daughters Abigail and Lily, aka the Chapin Sisters, offer 30 minutes' worth of kid-friendly music with
 "Mornings with Papa Tom Chapin and the Chapin Sisters."
 The show streams daily weekday mornings at 11:00AM EDST 
on Facebook and Instagram. All episodes are archived on YouTube





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BOOK REVIEW
-By Literary Titan (5) STARS
The Rock Star Chronicles, by Ray Shasho, is a splendid book written by a music enthusiast who has poured their heart and soul into it. It’s a story of a boy who loved rock music, and his obsessive passion of it earned himself the name Rock Raymond. He went to school but instead was schooled in all matters of music while his peers were buried chin-deep in coursework. He then became a radio DJ and has now compiled a book on all interviews he held with Rock gods who raided the airwaves back in the 70s and 80s. It’s a compilation of interviews with outstanding vocalists, legendary guitarists and crazy drummers in the rock music scene. Each interview gives a reader an in-depth view into their personal lives and the philosophies that guide their lives which all serve to humanize these great icons. For readers who are old enough to call themselves baby boomers this book will bring old memories back to life. Millennials, on the other hand, may think of this book as a literal work of the Carpool Karaoke show.
The Rock Star Chronicles is a book I didn’t know I was waiting for. To come across a book that will talk me into trying something new. One brave enough to incite me to venture into new frontiers. This book made me a believer- I am now a bona fide Rock and Roll music fan.
Ray Shasho masterfully gets the interviewees talking. He smartly coaxes answers from them with crafty questions designed to get a story rolling out of them. The artists talk about diverse issues ranging from music, politics, and their social engagements. Having been on the music seen all his life, Ray Shasho knows the buttons to press, how to get them comfortable about talking about their lives.
The book’s cover is befitting of its subject matter with the leather look offering a royal background to the golden letter print. It speaks to how high a level rock music holds in the pecking order- arguably, modern music as we know it has originated from blues and rock music.  The second noteworthy thing is the use of high definition pictures to reference the musician being interviewed in every sub-chapter. This ensures that the book is for both original rock and roll lovers and aspiring new ones. Together is makes for a refreshing and consistently enjoyable read.
I recommend this book to rock music enthusiasts, aspiring musicians wondering what it takes and all readers curious to learn new things by going back in time.


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