Valet Confidential

Find out what I've been keeping under my hat

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See Me, Hear Me – Do You Feel Me?

20131203_135426I’m hitting the road for a few days with the Chandler Travis Three-O. We’re playing The Dogwood in Beacon, NY on Wednesday 12/4, The Stoltz Listening Room at The Avalon Theatre in Easton, MD on Thursday 12/5, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, NY on Friday 12/6, and Musica in Hudson, NY on Saturday 12/7. The last of those is part of Hudson’s annual Winter Walk celebration, which I guess includes events all over town. You can get details over on the Dates page at ChandlerTravis.com

But gee whiz, that’s not all!

Today all four of us swung by the WCAI Cape & Islands Radio studio to record an episode of their show “The Point”.  Host Mindy Todd interviewed us and played some tracks from Three-O & Philharmonic albums and then we played a few songs live in the studio, which will be edited into the show when it airs this Thursday (12/5).  The station runs the show at 9am and 7pm Eastern and then post an archive of it on their website.  So be sure to listen when you have a chance!

And speaking of listening … if you can’t make it to Saratoga Springs, NY to see us at Caffe Lena on Friday December 6, you should consider watching the live webstream of the show that will be available on the Concert Window website.  We’re playing the show with the great Steve Shook and the Three-O is doing double-duty that night – we will be Steve’s backing group.  If that weren’t enough, we plan to pepper the show with some of our holiday tunes, so it should be a pretty cool night.  Sadly, Concert Window does not archive the show, so you’re going to have to watch it live or not at all.

Happy viewing – let me know if you end up listening to the Cape & Islands show or watching the Caffe Lena show – it’ll be nice to know you’re out there!

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Haiku

Late night, driving fast
Oh hell, a speeding ticket
Goodbye to New York

A Variation:
Late night, driving fast
Fuck me! A speeding ticket!
Ready to be home

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I Wanna…

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… All Night

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Meeting “Van”

photo by Rich Borden

photo by Rich Borden

This one is long over-due.  Back at the end of August we took the Philharmonette on the road to the Hudson Valley in New York for shows at two of our favorite venues out that way, the Peint O’Gwrw Tafran, a Welsh tavern in Chatham, and Musica, a musical instrument store in Hudson.

Our good friends Denise & Rich setup the shows so that we could meet a very special man, George D Brantley, who was in the area for about a week.  George recorded two singles with his brother Billy back in 1968 under the name “Van & Titus” – George was “Van”/Billy was “Titus”.  One of the four songs they released is a fantastic number called “Cry Baby Cry”, which came to Chandler’s attention by way of Christine Ohlman, “The Beehive Queen”, who found the record in a yard sale (or thrift store or something like that) and re-recorded the song as a duet with Dion on her album “The Deep End“.  We’ve been performing the song off & on for several years now, and I just love singing it.

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Nationally Syndicated Radio Show Crazy Enough to Put Me on the Air!

Back in late October and early November I went on a two & a half week tour with the Chandler Travis Philharmonic and Chandler Travis Three-O. We played our way down to New Orleans and back.

Stop #2 of the tour was in Charleston, WV, where the four of us in the Chandler Travis Three-O played a taping of the Mountain Stage Radio Show. Our performance from that show is now available online at the NPR website.

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A vodka & tonic as big as my head

I LOVE THIS PLACE!

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Tour Prep – T minus 2 hours (or so)

This is hopefully the first of several semi-regular posts from the road as I travel and sing with the Chandler Travis Three-O and Philharmonic during the “CTP ‘n’ 3 2011 Southern Matrimonial Tour“.

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