Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tonight at The Barns: Tom Chapin
Tom Chapin, a renowned singer-songwriter from a famous musical family, enthralls audiences with a treasure trove of his widely recognized classics tonight at The Barns.
New York City-bred Tom Chapin and his siblings (the sons of jazz drummer Jim Chapin) turned their musical pedigree into local success during the heyday of the Greenwich Village folk scene with their acclaimed group The Chapin Brothers.
Chapin’s music recently received widespread attention with the release of Broadsides: A Miscellany of Musical Opinion (2010), a collection of songs he wrote with John Forster for NPR’s nationally syndicated Morning Edition.
Chapin will appear in the upcoming feature-length documentary Greenwich Village:Music That Defined a Generation, which chronicles the groundbreaking 1960s music scene in which Chapin was a key figure.
In the 1970s Chapin discovered his love for children’s songs, which has since become a lifelong passion. In 2009 he won the Children’s Music Network’s Magic Penny Award for making a difference in the lives of children through music, and in 2011 he released an environmentally focused family album, Give Peas a Chance.
“Warm spirit, infectious humor, and sensitive satiric songs...one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.”—The New York Times
Tom Chapin will perform at The Barns tonight, Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 7:30pm.