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Michael Chapman Tour Dates 2011

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Michael Chapman began his career on the Cornish folk circuit in 1967. He signed to the Harvest label, home to Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and many others, recording four quasi-legendary albums. The influential ‘Fully Qualified Survivor’ was John Peel’s favorite record of 1970, and featured future Bowie collaborator Mick Ronson. (The album has been reissued on Light in the Attic Records). After decades of recording and touring, Chapman remains an obscure figure in the States. His profile was raised by a lengthy interview with big fan Thurston Moore in Fretboard Journal last year, and he also toured extensively with the late guitarist Jack Rose, with whom Michael shared a warm kinship.

Chapman has released dozens of albums, but only a few in the States. ‘Trainsong : Guitar Compositions 1967-2010′ is a 2CD collection of 26 recently-recorded solo guitar versions of tunes spanning his entire career. It is a fascinating look at one of the most prolific and profound guitarists of our time. This release should finally bring proper attention to this inspiring and masterful musician. Tompkins Square is truly honored to be releasing this album by one of our favorite musical heroes !

Song-by-song annotation and tunings by Michael Chapman. Liner notes by Charles Shaar Murray, recipient of the Ralph Gleason Music Book Award for his study on Jimi Hendrix, ‘Crosstown Traffic’. Unseen photos.

Michael Chapman Tour dates :

TOUR DATES :

JUNE 2 NASHVILLE – DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SANCTUARY (W/ WILLIAM TYLER & PHIL KEAGGY)
JUNE 4 COLUMBUS, OH – WEXNER ARTS CENTER (W/WILLIAM TYLER)
JUNE 6 KALAMAZOO MI – THE STRUTT (W/WILLIAM TYLER)
JUNE 7 CHICAGO IL – IN STORE – RECKLESS RECORDS 630pm 3126 N Broadway
JUNE 7 CHICAGO, IL – SCHUBA’S (W/WILLIAM TYLER)
June 8 Daytrotter Sessions Taping w/ Michael & William
JUNE 9 SOMMERVILLE, MA – JOHNNY D’S
JUNE 10 PHILADELPHIA, PA – BRICKBAT (w/ Chris Forsyth)
JUNE 11 NEW YORK, NY – DING DONG LOUNGE
JUNE 12 AMHERST, MA – FLYWHEEL
JUNE 14 Brooklyn, NY – Zebulon
JUNE 16 Los Angeles, CA – Troubadour (W/BILL CALLAHAN)
JUEN 17 Santa Barbara, CA – Soho (W/BILL CALLAHAN)
JUNE 18 San Francisco, CA – The Independent (W/BILL CALLAHAN)
JUNE 19 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Library (W/BILL CALLAHAN)
JUNE 22 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s (W/BILL CALLAHAN)

July
Fri 1st National Pavilion, Wales
Sat 2nd Bournemouth (tbc)
Sun 3rd Burseldon Folk Club, Burseldon, Southampton
Mon 4th Grays, Brighton
Fri 15th The Village Pump, Trowbridge
Thurs 21st Brewery Visitor’s Centre, St Austell, Cornwall
Friday 22nd The Count House, Botallack, St. Just, Cornwall ticket res 07850 491309
Sat 23rd The Count House, Botallack, St. Just, Cornwall ticket res 07850 491309
Sun 24th The Wharf, Tavistock, Devon
Fri 29th New Headingly Club, Leeds
August
23rd The Troubadour, London