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Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Marshall Chapman Newsletter
Much has happened since the last Skinny. Mainly, I've started recording a new CD! Last week, Mike Utley, Will Kimbrough, Casey Wood, Jim Mayer and I went in the studio and laid down eleven killer tracks! This is the same crew that played on Big Lonesome, so if you liked that one, you're gonna LOVE this one! (Yes, I am stoked!) Clickherefor an inside look at what really goes on while making a record. A spring 2013 release is in the works.
On August 18, I got to meet one of my idols, James Burton. Burton and Chips Moman were on successive programs at the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum. In the audience at the program for Chips were Reggie Young and Scotty Moore. As far as anyone knows, this was the first time Young, Moore, and Burton had been in the same building at the same time. A historic moment for sure. The three represent three of only four guitarists—the fourth being the late Hank Garland—ever to play with Elvis. For all you Trivia buffs, Burton played guitar on the last track of my Jaded Virgin album.
Okay. This weekend, I'll be at the Southern Womens Writers Conferencein Mount Berry, GA. Then Clarksdale, MS, where I'll be performing at Morgan Freeman's Ground Zero Blues Bar. (This event is being sponsored by the Carnegie Public Library.) After that, it's Birmingham and Auburn before heading back to Nashville where I'll be joined by Silas House, Matraca Berg and George Singleton for my annual "Literary In-The-Round" at the Bluebird Cafe! Click here for details on these and other dates.
See you on the road!
Country Music Hall of Fame & MuseumAug. 18, 2012
Scotty Moore, Marshall, James Burton, Reggie Young
... riding with the King!
Ford Theater at CMHOF, Nashville, TN
Will Kimbrough Casey Wood, Marshall, Mike Utley, Uncle Jim Mayer
The Insanery Studio - Far East Nashville, TN
September 11, 2012
(photo: Mick Utley)
Laying it down
(photo: Will Kimbrough)
Marshall & Will
share a moment (photo: Mick Utley)
Magic at the P. O.
What did Marshall see while in line at the Post Office?
(Marshall's September column from Nashville Arts Magazine)
(February 28, 1940 - September 5, 2012)
Joe Southdied September 5 at his home in Flowery Branch, GA. "It's a sad day for people who love music," said Marshall upon hearing the news. "Joe and I ran hard together from 1980-1984. I was crazy about him. We were like Bonnie and Cyde ... without the guns."
The above photo ran in the Nashville Banner on November 18, 1982.
(Photo credit: Bob Mack)
Housework can't kill you, but why take a chance?
Hummingbird Hall of Fame
Current inductees (those who shared August newsletter) are:
Cherie Bailey, Laura Hogan Bailey, Carter Baker, Wilson Bonner, Paola Burgi, Henry Carrigan, Lacy Chapman, Scarlette Cox, Dale Critz Jr, Steven Effinger, Sandra Erickson, Carol Golemon, Tom Gould, Deloris Green, Cynthia Henry, Jim Hoehn, Brent Inman, Rik James, Kim Jameson, Ann Kelly, Lisa Knight, Bette Lorenzen, Billie McConnell, Kevin Parrish, Dorace Peters, Peaches Rankin, Diana Revell, Kelson Slayman, Jane Smith-Stage, Debby Solomon, Hope Stringer, Ann Love Suttle, Dona Tapp, Kathleen Tolleson, Anne Tracy, James Warren, Mary Chapman Webster, Tommy Webster, Elise & Bill Weston, Joni Wheeler, Mike Williams, Elizabeth Chapman Young, Margaret Zibart.
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Marshall recommends ...
The following songs featuring James Burton on lead guitar!
Suzie-QDale Hawkins (Burton was 15 when he played on this.)
Variations of this spread were provided each morning in our hotel dining room (with lovely view of nearby lake) in Genk, Belgium. The Love Slaves and I were there for the 2003 Belgium Rhythm & Blues Festival.
A simple, high-protein, delicious breakfast that's easy to prepare!