A very special moment indeed! Emmett Chapman is just now seeing for the very first time the exhibit for The Stick at Musical Instrument Museum, Scottsdale, AZ, on April 20th with Steve Adelson of New York! There were only a few people present and I was very grateful to be one of them!
That afternoon Emmett and Steve gave a lecture and at then gave a concert! All of these events tied into the Musical Instrument Museum’s 5th Anniversary Gala How proud I was to see Emmett receiving just a little bit of the recognition he’s due for his invention of this amazing instrument 40 years ago!
Another great festival this past weekend at the beautiful Indian Wells Tennis Gardens. I had a wonderful time and met lots of nice people playing the Chapman Stick in this gorgeous setting! Many thanks to Dianne Funk for including me again in this awesome event.
My Palm Springs Library Concert made the cover of Desert Entertainer! Hope to see you there! Come early! It’s gonna be packed!
We’re expecting a full house! Seating is limited so come early! Doors open at 6:00 pm!
19 songs with 74 minutes total playtime. Pure-cane audio aloha for your ears. 18 lush original compositions and a Beach Boys cover inspired by and recorded in Hawaii using Chapman Stick instruments such as the 12-string Grand Stick, 10-string Alto Stick and the 12-string SG12 Stick Guitar. Also included with every album download is a document outlining the stories and inspirations behind the tunes- complete with links to photos and videos.
This album should be a part of every Chapman Stick music library! Order or download now on CDBaby!
I was interviewed in the Palm Springs area recently by KMIR’s Manny De La Rosa and KESQ’s Bianca Rae. Here are some short clips and photos from the appearances!
I’ve written an article for Coachella Valley Weekly that was recently published! Here is a scan of the article but if you’re looking for a digital version it can be found on their website.
I am also pleased to announce I’ve been accepted as a patron member of the Art Alliance of Idyllwild. You can view my profile on their website. I’m a big fan of art in general so I couldn’t help posting the photo to prove it. 🙂
This past weekend I played at Artwalk and this photo appeared the next day in the Sunday edition of The Desert Sun. Many thanks to Michael Snyder, staff photographer of The Desert Sun for stopping by and capturing this great shot.