Not many artists can count six decades, 26 albums and three GRAMMYs in their bio, but Tom Chapin is not most artists. The New York Times called Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” Seeing the multi-talented music man on stage, it’s easy to understand why.
The New York Times calls Hudson Valley troubadour Tom Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” In a career that spans six decades, 26 albums & three Grammy awards, the multi-talented singer-songwriter-guitarist has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist & concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in TV, radio & film. As a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long & productive parallel careers, as a respected contemporary folk artist & as a pioneer in the field of children’s music. In both roles, Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft & charismatic live performances. His witty, life-affirming original songs convey positive messages about family, good food & the green earth. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo & autoharp. “I have been singing songs of hope, possibility, love & family these days, which feel immensely important at this particularly dark and divided moment in our history,” Chapin says. In addition to his musical & media endeavors, Chapin is a powerful advocate on behalf of a number of charitable organizations. He is a board member of WhyHunger, the organization which his older brother, the late singer-songwriter/activist Harry Chapin, founded in the 1970s. He also remains active in a variety of environmental causes, as well as efforts on behalf of music & the arts in our public schools.
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