The Bosuns, Charlestown
Date: Thursday 14th July 2016
This year, Michael Chapman celebrates Fifty Years on the road with the final ever gigs to be held at the Count House in West Cornwall ( No !. He's not retiring). Here's a rare chance to see him in St Austell prior to those already sold out gigs in West Cornwall
Although not as well known as his peers (Roy Harper, John Marytn, and Bert Jansch), the name Michael Chapman is an important one in the lineage of English folk rock guitarists and singer/songwriters of the late 60’s/early 70’s.
For those unfamiliar with Chapman’s work, Roy Harper might be his closest musical cousin (and both artists were signed to EMI’s seminal stoner record label Harvest – also home to Kevin Ayers and Syd Barrett).
Chapman was first championed by John Peel in the 70s and he’s still selling out venues in 2016!
His Career retrospective double CD and booklet package 'Trainsong: Guitar Compositions 1967-2010' came out on Tompkins Square in 2012, and Light in the Attic re-issued his classic 'Fully Qualified Survivor'. Both releases have received stunning reviews.
Still producing innovative and acclaimed albums such as an instrumental album Fish (dedicated to John the Fish) and a joint release with Hiss Golden Messenger, Michael Chapman is reaching a new generation of musicians and fans.
This is a rare chance to see and hear a legendary guitarist and songwriter who like a maturing fine wine – gets better with age.
“Chapman's expansive guitar work creates a filmic soundtrack of the American South-west that's as compelling as anything Ry Cooder might muster”. Rob Beattie
"This is the sound of a real songwriter who's lived a real life and all that entails" Q Magazine
Michael Chapman website