Tom Chapin has a reputation for heartfelt songcraft and charismatic performances. Folk troubadour, singer-songwriter, storyteller and multi-instrumentalist, Chapin is a strong voice and positive presence in a precarious world. He will performa at Friday Night Folk on March 15.
Chapin’s witty, life-affirming songs are delivered in a sophisticated array of musical styles. In a career that spans five decades, 23 albums and three GRAMMY® awards, Chapin has covered a great deal of creative ground. In addition to being a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway and worked extensively in film, television and radio. He was born to talent and has deep roots. He is the son of jazz drummer Jim Chapin, brother of Harry Chapin, and grandson of author Kenneth Burke. He began performing in the 1960s, playing in Greenwich Village folk clubs with his siblings Harry and Steve as The Chapin Brothers.
In addition to his varied musical endeavors, Chapin is a powerful advocate on behalf of charitable causes like WhyHunger, the organization founded by his older brother, the late Harry Chapin. He is active in environmental causes and on behalf of music and the arts in our public schools.
“I’m at that place in my life where I follow what interests me,” says Chapin. “I still love the guitar, I still love to sing, and I still love the thrill of creation. I feel blessed to be my own boss, creating my own material and performing it to different audiences, ages and generations.”
Fri Mar. 157:30 pm - 10:30 pm
19 Jay StreetNew London CT,US 06320