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In Concert : Michael Chapman -
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, PL18 9QX
Date: Wednesday 11th July 2012
In Concert : Michael Chapman
Michael Chapman was first championed by John Peel in the 70s and Jack Rose and No Neck Blues Band in the 00s. His career retrospective double CD and booklet package 'Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010' came out on Tompkins Square in February, and Light In The Attic re-issued his classic 'Fully Qualified Survivor' in the same month. Both releases have received stunning reviews.
He's already been rediscovered wholesale in the US courtesy of his Jack Rose and No Neck Blues Band connections, topped off by his extensive interview by fan Thurston Moore in Fretboard Journal in 2009, where Moore compared Chapman's style and influence with that of John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. Now the UK and Europe are catching up with this sudden explosion of excitement about him, and quite right too.
As Spencer Grady notes on the BBC Music site; "Just as John Fahey and Robbie Basho were belatedly sainted by a slew of avant-garde musicians eager to enrich their experimental fields with old primitive tradition, so the same enclave have reached out to embrace Yorkshire-born minstrel Michael Chapman."
In 2011 as well as touring solo around the UK, he also doubled up on tours with Steve Gunn, William Tyle
in the UK, Europe and Bill Callahan
(USA). On some of his UK dates Michael had support from talented northern singer songwriter Kath Reade
His new improvised album The Resurrection and Revenge of the Clayton Peacock is getting rave reviews and opening his work up to new audiences.
"This is the sound of a real songwriter who's lived a real life and all that entails" Q Magazine
Standard : £10.00 (£12.00 at the door)
Under16s : £5.00
Friends of Calstock Arts : £9.00 (£11.00 on the door)
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