Monday, April 1, 2013

Jen Chapin upcoming shows June - September #music

BadgeApril 1, 2013

Hello Everybody!

I hope you all have been having a wonderful Passover, Easter, and Spring! I’m sorry that I’ll have to bypass April Fools Day wit right now and get right to business. Amid all the excitement of recording Reckoning and the accompanying digital communications about it all, I’ve also been booking gigs! In NYC, Long Island, California, Nova Scotia, Ohio and Indiana! With more coming soon. On my Pledge Music list of exclusives, I’ve posted offers for pairs of tickets, as well as tickets plus a song request, for most of the shows. Additionally, for anyone in the NYC metro/suburban area who wants to arrange an extra special Father’s Day with the Jen Chapin Trio, I’ve listed a discounted House Concert offer as well. Please do check out the full list of offerings here, and if there is something you would like to see offered that isn’t, just reply here and let me know your thoughts and questions. I’m eager to hear them!

I have a lot of heavy lifting to do on the fundraising front over this next week to meet my goal and actually pay for the work we’ve done so far, but rest assured the album is happening! Your pre-orders and pledges have built a growing community of listeners out there; reading my updates, cheering us on, asking interesting questions, and making the eventual day of reckoning with the checkbook is not so scary… Please help me build this community! You can forward this email, share the PledgeMusic link on facebook and twitter (and all those other things out there I’ve yet to get a handle on), do a little shopping for your family and friends (CDs, LPs, art prints, tote bags, posters, water bottles, hand-written lyric sheets, handcrafted “Let it Show” jewelry…), and so on.

A few other notes — We’re finishing up all the overdubs (guitars, piano, background vocals, trumpet, harp!) in the next week, which means I’ll be wrapping up the list of musical contributors as well as the list of $100 “Music Lovers” pledges listed in the album credits. There are just 8 of these left, out of 100 total, for those who would like to be counted.

Yes — the next gig we have coming up is our CD release celebration in NYC! With the full band, special guests, and all the bells and whistles. The show will take place on Friday June 14th at the grand new version of “The Cutting Room” venue that was a kind of home base for us a few years back in its earlier manifestation. Stephan and I went this weekend to check out the club and were very excited to envision playing there for you all! I’m scheming on ways to continue the party after our set and will converse with the kind management there on this — they have a cool room right outside the music hall which could serve our purposes nicely. Please let me know your interest and suggestions!

Thanks so very much for listening,


PS -- My blogging has slowed down a bit as the music-making has accelerated, but please do enjoy a few new posts here, plus some special guest writer posts from Scott Saalman and Josh Chapin!

Upcoming Shows
Friday, June 14th * 8 pm (6:30 doors)
"Reckoning" CD & LP release show!
The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street, NY NY 10016 * 212-691-1900 * $15 adv./$20 day of show
Full band and special guests

Saturday, June 15th * 8 pm
Long Island Reckoning CD & LP release show!
BACCA Arts Center
149 North Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst NY 11757 * 631-587-3696 * $25
All proceeds to benefit Long Island Cares, and please bring your non-perishable (and healthy!) food donations
Full band and special guests

Sunday, June 16th * afternoon or early evening, you pick
Father’s Day House Concert with the Jen Chapin Trio
Your House?
Go to to invite us over

Friday, June 28th
Hanna Winery
Healdsburg, CA

Saturday, June 29 or Sunday June 30th * details tba
West Coast “Reckoning” CD & LP Release Show
Los Angeles, CA

Friday, August 9th * 8:45 set (8 pm open mike)
Grounds & Sounds Café
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at Stony Brook
northbound side of Nicolls Road (Route 97), East Setauket NY
$15, childcare available

Friday, August 16th * 7:30 pm
Lansdowne House Concerts
56 Lansdowne Street, Fredericton NB, Canada * 506-457-0826
$20, payable by cash or cheque at the door — for information and reservations please contact Paul or Liz at 506-457-0826 or e-mail to:

Saturday, August 17th * 7:30 pm
Lansdowne House Concerts
538 Highway 616 (Keswick Ridge Road)
Fredericton NB, Canada * 506-457-0826
$20, payable by cash or cheque at the door — for information and reservations please contact Paul or Liz at 506-457-0826 or e-mail to:

Sunday, August 18th * 1 pm
The 27th Chapin Family Concert By The Sea
Ovens Natural Park
326 Ovens Road, Riverport NS (Canada) BOJ 2WO * 902-766-4621
$25.00 - adults / $15.00 kids (ages 5 - 16, under 5 free)

Monday, August 19th * 8 pm
Ol' Gold Miner Diner @ Ovens Natural Park
326 Ovens Road, Riverport NS (Canada) BOJ 2WO * 902-766-4621
$15 — our 3rd annual evening in this most special of out-of-the-way music venues!

Friday, September 27th
The Winchester Tavern and Music Hall
12112 Madison Avenue, Lakewood OH 44107 * (216) 226-5681 * $12

Saturday, September 28th * 8 pm (7 pm doors)
Presented by Segment of Society Promotions
The Irving Theater
5505 E. Washington St, Indianapolis IN 46219 * (317) 442-0029
$12 adv./$15 day of show

Sunday, September 29th * 8 pm
Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza and Live Music
5601 North High Street, Worthington OH 43085 * 614-316-2625
$10 adv./$15 day of show