As many of you know, I’ve been battling Old Sacramento Management since last August to keep my performance permit there from being unfairly revoked because The Chapman Stick happens to be an electric instrument. OSM is run by only one or two people and somehow they felt Old Sac would be better off without a… Continue reading
After months of getting nowhere (the royal run-around!) with Old Sacramento Mgmt, just last week they suddenly decided to step away from the issue and turn my plight over to the Historic Old Sacramento Foundation. Fortunately, HOSF seems more reasonable and easier to work with. They have reviewed the many letters you sent and seem… Continue reading
I am flabbergasted, floored, gratified and humbled by the outpouring of support from all of you that I have received this morning. Late last night, I sent an email to everyone on my email list, asking for your support regarding my performances in the Old Sacramento historical district. Recently I received a letter from Old… Continue reading
I have two (2) free passes to the Gem Faire in Sacramento coming up on August 19, 20 & 21 (Fri/Sat/Sun) and I;ll be happy to mail them to the first two people who email me and request them. One pass is good on Friday only. The other one is good for any of the… Continue reading
I received the following review (below) for my CD “Moments” from Voodoo Child magazine (Issue 67) Spring 2005. Voodoo Child is publication devoted to Jimi Hendrix and his music. Guitarist Emmett Chapman invented The Stick in 1969. The instrument looks like the oversized neck of a 12-string guitar with no body. Looking like a stick,… Continue reading
Over the weekend I performed at the 47th Annual Art Fiesta in Sacramento. Compliments of fellow Stick player, Terry Telson, you can view a gallery of photos he took of me in action. Take a look over here.
I’m happy to announce that my new CD, “Here Comes Spring” is NOW AVAILABLE! The birds are singing, the sun is shining and here comes Spring! Melt away the stress of the day with 15 new gorgeous tracks of solo Stick. The CD includes songs such as: Hotel California, Spanish Eyes, Black Magic Woman, All… Continue reading
My new CD (#6), “Here Comes Spring”, is officially done. It looks and sounds great. Presently, it’s at the duplication plant being pressed and packaged. I’m planning to release it on May 27th at the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee. I’ll keep you posted….
Yippee! We just finished mastering my new CD and it sounds GREAT! This release should be available in mid to late May and it is tenatively titled “Here Comes Spring”. The new disc has 15 tracks of beautiful solo Stick music that will melt away the stress of your day. Hope you’ll get to hear… Continue reading