The Schimmel Center To Present Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters 4/20

The Schimmel Center To Present Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters 4/20

The Schimmel Centerpresents Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter and guitaristTom Chapin in a collaborative performance with his daughters, Lily and Abigail-The Chapin Sisters-on Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. The concert features original and traditional songs by the acclaimed family roots group including "Cat's In The Cradle," "Remember When The Music," and "Circle" by Harry Chapin, as well as "Pass The Music On," and "This Pretty Planet" by Tom Chapin.

The concert coincides with the debut of the album, At the Turning Point, which celebrates the thirty years of collaborations between Tom Chapin & Friends. The album was recorded live at the Turning Point club in Piermont, New York, and is set to be released on Sundance Records on May 15. The Chapin Sisters additionally will perform songs from their forthcoming recording, Ferry Boat, which will be released on Loantaka Records on April 30.

Tom Chapin and The Chapin Sisters are joined by musician, composer and arranger Jon Cobert (piano, accordion, vocals), and Drama Desk Award winner Michael Mark (bass, concertina, penny whistle, vocals), who are featured on Tom's family and adult recordings, in addition to At the Turning Point.

About the Artists
In a career that spans five decades, 26 albums and three Grammy Awards, Tom Chapin has covered an extensive amount of creative ground, maintaining two long and productive parallel musical vocations, both as a respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children's music. Within the last few months, Tom won the Best Male Artist Award from the International Acoustic Music Awards, had a third re-printing of a children's book (The Library Book) by Simon & Schuster, and was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Music from his Alma Mater (SUNY/Plattsburgh). In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, he has acted on Broadway, as well as worked extensively in television, radio and film. Tom is on the Board of WhyHunger and remains active in a variety of environmental causes, and efforts on behalf of music and the arts in our public schools.

The Chapin Sisters are Lily and Abigail Chapin-singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. They've been compared to sister-acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their original songs and arrangements have a contemporary feel. They have toured the world on their own and as back-up singers.

Jon Cobert (piano, accordion, vocals) is a studio musician, composer and arranger. He has recorded with John Lennon, John Denver, Harry Chapin, Loudon Wainwright III, Dion, Henry Gross, Phyllis Hyman, Klaus Nomi, Linda Eder, and Laura Branigan, among others. He penned the themes for ESPN's Baseball Tonight and College Football Gameday shows, as well as hundreds of TV and radio jingles.

Michael Mark (bass, concertina, penny whistle, vocals) received a Drama Desk Award for best supporting actor in the original Broadway cast of I Love My Wife, and was musical director for the national tour of I Love My Wife starring Tom and Dick Smothers. He is perhaps best known for writing the theme for TV?s Entertainment Tonight. In 1981, Michael was cast in the original production of Cotton Patch Gospel by Harry Chapin.

Photo Credit: The Schimmel Center

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