Tom Chapin Tickets
|Tom Chapin Tickets|
|Tom Chapin and Friends|| Martin Theater At Ravinia
Highland Park, IL
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Finding it difficult to search for good, compelling and exciting music for kids age 4 to11 year olds. Well, not any more! Tom Chapin has solved the problem.
From four year olds to finally grownups, Tom Chapins music spans generations and lifestyles. With eighteen albums to his credits, Tom Chapin has been enriching audiences with not only his melodious music but also with his sensitive songwriting and miraculous arranging capabilities.
His audience circle spans to include also the families of the four to eleven year olds. As a result, he has been named as the best family artist around by Billboard magazine.
A notable magazine quotes, Nobody today is writing and performing better kids songs than Tom Chapin . . . the Pied Piper of childrens music. North American Elementary school teachers have incorporated Chapins songs into their curriculum, believing them to be highly adaptive to classroom study and interface.
Being a versatile, multi talented personality, Chapins specialty repertoire extends from making music for young children and their families, music for adults, music direction for television and story narration for kids some of which also happen to bag the Grammy Awards in the new millennium. Additionally, Tom also works for many charitable organizations.
He is on the Board of Directors of World Hunger Organization founded in 1970s by Toms late brother, another multi talented personality known as a singer a songwriter and also as a humanitarian Harry Chapin.
He has received numerous awards in recognition of his family music albums such as the awards from the American Library Association, Parents Choice, the New York Music Awards, the National Association of Parenting Publications and Parents Magazine. Five of his family recordings have received Grammy nominations for Best Musical Album For Children, including Toms newest family recording.
Till date, Tom Chapin has released seven adult albums that have all received wide spread appreciation and acclaim with the eighth one in process. The New York Times calls Tom Chapin as being one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music. His adult music is patented by thoughtful songwriting enclosed in a cover of melodious music that is strongly characterized by intricate and prominent guitar that takes ones breath away.
Tom Chapin talks about his music as not a traditional music, but comes from tradition. He idealises people from the musical who not only had written real songs but had also sung the songs themselves for people of all ages.
Born in the mid 1940s in a family that encouraged creativity, his father was a jazz drummer who performed with renowned bandleaders at the time of his career. One of Tom's grandfathers was a painter, and the other was a philosopher. He earned his bachelors degree in History from a college in upstate New York.
At the age of 12, Tom along with his two brothers formed their own folk band. The band performed at a nightclub for numerous years before releasing their first album in the 1960s and it was in the 60s again where he received his first break through as a singer. While mastering his singing abilities, he discovered that he also had the ability of writing songs as well.
Chapin also got a chance to display his art of music while hosting for a music programme. His brother had the opportunity to write the drafts of all the songs leaving Tom to write the final versions. Now this is what is called as All is well that ends well. Tom Chapin stole the show by writing a wonderful ending of the versions
For Tom it was a real good experience. The 1970s, this realization had struck him that this was the true Tom Chapin the musician of all times. He not only learnt the art of music alone in fact he kept practicing the music to perfection. He formed his own band with his brother and together the band released its firs album in 1973.
In 1981, Tom arranged the music of the musical show once again with the assistance of his brother. And it was in the early 1980s that Tom Chapin planned to actively pursue his solo career releasing numerous albums for children. Keeping the children psyche in mind, he wrote more and more songs for this class.
And as a result all his compilations received widespread acclaim by both critics and the general audiences alike. However, with every success came in responsibility to make much better attractive songs for the kids and this circle of appreciation kept going and going.
Tom Chapins music is greatly inspired by his folk ancestors. Tom views music for children as something that provides guidance and education in an entertainment package.
Accordingly, all his children albums have at least one Classical composition which always carrys a message for the children and the adults as well as it further helps them in grooming the audiences personality.
His witty music describes the fun that can be grasped in learning and reading. Several of his songs, emphasize environmental and conservation concerns.
Chapin's strongly believes in the power of the individual and that remains his aim to be transmitted to the masses through his songwriting. He explained his philosophy to International Musician as creating a music that defines clearly about the underlying message hidden in the song and further boosts up the music and also his existence in the world, which he views as having to do with empowerment.
Its only initializing a work first which is the most difficult part, but has the work gains momentum well then there is no stopping to finding the path further on. Then whether working with a team or initiating the work single handedly, with the interest in the work and with an enormous amount of energy and not being afraid to the risky hurdles along the path, well that is where one goes smoothly towards successful living.