The Chapmans offer free single
Thursday, July 3, 2008
– Bluegrass band The Chapmans are offering a free download to fans. "The Redwood Hill" was written by Gordon Lightfoot. "When we were younger we used to listen to the Country Gentlemen do this song," said Jeremy Chapman. "We wanted to pay homage to their version with the solos and the arrangement, while putting The Chapmans' harmonies and lead vocal ideas to it."
The release of the single comes after a break. "We took some time off the road and out of the studio to allow our lead singer John to be at home for the birth of his first baby, Kylie Grace Chapman," Chapman said.
The Chapmans found themselves eager to get back to recording and went into the studio recently to begin work on a new album. "We are still working on the album, and we'll release it once we've determined which label we are going to align ourselves with," Chapman said. The group had been on Pinecastle.
The single is available at http://www.chap-tv.com/.
CD reviews for The Chapmans
The third album from The Chapmans, a four-piece family band and winners of the International Bluegrass Music Association's Emerging Artist Award for 2002, is their best work to date.
The band includes Bill Chapman and his three sons, Jeremy, Jason and John. The Chapmans very capably handle the bulk of the instrumental work and a fair amount of the songwriting. What truly makes them special, as with many family bands in bluegrass, is their vocal work, specifically their harmonies. ...
The Chapmans are a top-flight modern bluegrass ensemble, consisting of three siblings and their banjo-pickin' papa. The common genetics make for natural, smooth harmony and instrumental empathy.This, their second album, consolidates and magnifies the winning traits amply displayed on their previous Pinecastle disc "Notes From Home." While there are innumerable performers attempting to make a mark in this style - essentially straight-up bluegrass with tinges of contemporary country (especially in ...