‘70s Folk Legend Michael Chapman Tours

 

Will have solo shows
as well as with William Tyler and Bill Callahan.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Folk, psych and freak-folk aficionados are having a bumper
year of legendary guitarist Michael Chapman goodies; earlier this year Light In
the Attic reissued
Chapman’s rare 1970 classic Fully Qualified Survivor, and more recently Tompkins Square
announced it was releasing the 2-CD overview Trainsong : Guitar Compositions 1967-2010  comprisiing 26 recently-recorded solo guitar
versions of tunes spanning his entire career.

 

 

Now comes word that starting Jun 2, Chapman will be touring
the US
with erstwhile Smog-man Bill Callahan and his Tompkins Square labelmate William Tyler (Lambchop).
Full itinerary, below. It’s guaranteed to be one of the must-attend tours of
the early summer.

 

For those not in the know, 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. After decades
of recording and touring, Chapman remains an obscure figure in the States,
although 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.

 

 

JUNE 2  NASHVILLE – DOWNTOWN PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
SANCTUARY (W/ WILLIAM TYLER)
JUNE 4  COLUMBUS, OH – WEXNER ARTS CENTER (W/WILLIAM TYLER)
JUNE 6  KALAMAZOO MI – THE STRUTT (W/WILLIAM TYLER)
JUNE 7  CHICAGO, IL – SCHUBA’S (W/WILLIAM TYLER)
JUNE 9  SOMMERVILLE, MA – JOHNNY D’S
JUNE 11 NEW YORK, NY –  DING DONG LOUNGE
JUNE 12 AMHERST, MA  – FLYWHEEL

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)

 

 

 

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