Archive for the 'Michael Chapman' Category

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

Veteran British songwriter and guitar-slinger Michael Chapman has reason to celebrate. 50, his forthcoming LP for Paradise of Bachelors commemorates five decades of recording and touring.  Set for release mere days before his 76th birthday, age has proved meaningless in the altogether radical output of Chapman’s career. On his first self-professed “American Record” to date, […]

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Vin du Selecte Qualitite’s founder Steve Lowenthal literally wrote the book on John Fahey (Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist, 2014), but don’t assume that the artists on his label are mere Fahey imitators. Far from it. If anything, the ongoing VDSQ solo acoustic series shows off the boundless possibilities of […]

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Singer/songwriter, guitar man, and master storyteller Michael Chapman began his recording career with the stellar Rainmaker on the venerable Harvest label in 1969, and he’s spent the decades since exploring the common ground between jazz, rock, noise, and guitar soli. His records have been reissued by Light in the Attic, his songs performed by William Tyler, […]

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

This month saw both the reissue of Michael Chapman’s cult favorite Fully Qualified Survivor (via Light In The Attic) and Trainsong: Guitar Compostions 1967-2010 (via Tompkins Square). We are giving away copies of both records (vinyl and CD) to AD readers. To enter, leave a comment below with your name, and a valid email address […]

Monday, January 10th, 2011

Michael Chapman, apart from being a prolific English songwriter whose revered work spans four decades, is probably the best guitar smith you have never heard. While his skills are best evidenced on this album’s predecessor, Rainmaker, the original songwriting and tight production, seemingly informed by all music that came before it, steal the show here. […]