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Frosty The Stickman
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I always love this time of year because I have sooo much to be thankful for. Enjoying the holidays here in Lahaina is A-O-K by me. We don’t have any snow here on Maui (like Frosty The Stickman does above) but we get by. Imagine surfing in warm waters throughout the holidays… Or golfing or just about anything BUT shoveling snow. It’s not bad at all!
This winter holiday season will be fantastic. The humpback whales are returning from their summer in Alaska and they’re ready to do You-Know-What. They eat thousands of pounds of fish and krill while they are in Alaska and then they come here to Hawaii all ready for mating season. Gotta keep their strength up, right? At least they know how to pick the right spots!
So you can enjoy some great Stick music this winter season- just in time for Christmas– I’ve reduced the prices of both my most recent release, RAINBOWS and my Christmas album, FROSTY THE STICKMAN.
That’s right. Only $12 for each CD plus shipping. Either CD makes an excellent small last minute gift or stocking stuffer for virtually anyone on your list this year. Plus, there are additional discounts available if you purchase more than one of either CD or, better yet- both CDs. My distributor is located in Portland, Oregon and they ship very FAST and, they actually make the whole process FUN! And all right from the comfort of your own home.
Fast and fun… What more could you ask for? By the way, FROSTY is only 1 of 2 CDs that I know of here on Planet Earth that features holiday and Christmas favorites on The Chapman Stick! Many folks who already own FROSTY tell me they love to play the album while they are wrapping presents, at Christmas parties, while entertaining family & friends or just engaging in general all-around holiday merriment. I hope you’ll consider supporting a truly independent artist rather than spending your Christmas budget at Walmart. If you’d like to take a look, a listen and read the reviews you’ll find them right here on my brand new, easy to navigate Store Page. Either click below or on the icon to the right marked My Store. Either way you’ll get there. Check out some of my other releases while you’re there, too. Mahalo in advance!
This month I’ll be playing around the island and you’ll find my performance schedule up in the right hand corner of this page. If you’re in town, I hope you’ll stop by and say aloha. Until then, I wish you and yours a very
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It’s not every day you see a Chapman Stick in a parade!
On Saturday June 16, 2012 I was invited once again to perform on The Chapman Stick in our annual King Kamehameha Day parade here in Lahaina, Maui. My neighbor, Gary Cia and I decorated his tricked-out golf cart with palm fronds and flowers to help make us fit in with the rest of the floats and festivities.I played the Hawaii Five-Oh theme song and Eddie Money’s ‘Two Tickets To Paradise’ all the way down Front Street. It was a real kick!
If you want to see it for yourself check out the short video on YouTube:
Comments Off on New CD “Rainbows” is now available!Michael
Aloha everyone! Hope your New Year is off to a good start. It’s been busy around here, what with the annual return of the humpback whales and our winter visitors, things are definitely hopping on Maui.
Shortly after the release of my Beatles CD last May, I began work in earnest on this new album. 17 of the 18 tracks were recorded live (without overdubs) at art fairs under the banyan tree in Lahaina, so all the emotion and soul of The Stick was captured and preserved faithfully. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed producing it.
On “Rainbows”, I debut a new instrument designed by Emmett Chapman. It’s called the 12-string Stick Guitar® (SG12™). This instrument is in a much higher pitched register than the Grand Stick- it’s more like guitar that also reaches into the range of a violin. The highs are crystalline and the tone is extremely sweet. I fell in love with this model the first moment I laid eyes on it and I’ve been playing the heck out of it since Jan. 2010. “Rainbows” is the first CD to feature this instrument exclusively.
With 18 total tracks, the total playing time is just under 60 minutes. I covered a lot of ground with the material: there’s a great Santana tune, a new rendition of “Over The Rainbow”, a couple of Beatles tunes, some old favorites and even a couple of songs from the 1962 movie “Blue Hawaii”. Plus, I included 5 new original songs. Overall, there’s lots to like on this new album and I hope you’ll agree.
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I recently sent an email to all my fans and friends. It was titled “Sending You A Sunset From Lahaina” and it included the photo above, with one big exception. Sean Stirling, the graphic designer for my CD “Suntan Lady”, said he “could not help himself” and he returned it to me the way you see it here. Notice how he changed the coconut palm trees into ‘Stick Palms’. Must be a new species here on Maui.
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Imagine the full, rich sound of The Chapman Stick at your Maui wedding. I’ve played at quite a few over the years- from Makena to Kapalua. Here’s a four-minute .mp3 demo of traditional wedding songs on The Stick.
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