Thursday, November 21, 2013

Lots of news from Jen Chapin (our @jenchapinmusic)

November 21, 2013

Hello Hello!

As circumstances sometimes dictate, I’m going to skip the prose and go straight to the news:

I’m a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition in the Lyrics (“Go Away”) and Folk (“Let it Show”) Categories. Winners will be announced next Monday, but in the meantime you can vote in a new best song on Facebook category until Friday 11/22 if that’s your thing!

(My Facebook page at Jen Chapin Music is quite active these days, and you can check it out for updates and to throw it a “Like,” if you haven’t done so already.)

Popdose has featured the opening track from Reckoning, “It’s All Right”, in “A Songwriter’s Story.” Check it out, here.

And “It’s All Right” is also available (along with a host of other cool tracks) for a free & legal mp3 download at the music blog Largehearted Boy, here.

Tickets are now on sale for our full band show at The Cutting Room in NYC on Friday, January 17th, here.

It’s Hungerthon season at WhyHunger and I’ve set up a personal campaign to raise $2000. (i.e. $10 from 200 of you.. $5 from 400 of you.. $100 from 20 of you!) Please give if you can, here. You can also set up your own campaign, learn more about radio happenings, shop for goodies, and bid for exclusive Hungerthon auction items, here. (Also benefitting WhyHunger is an innovative and immersive new app for iPhone & iPad that tells the story of John Lennon’s 1980 trip to Bermuda and the origins of his “Double Fantasy” album.) And of course I’ll be playing solo as part of the ensemble this Saturday in a Hungerthon benefit in Park Ridge NJ.

We’re sticking to the northeast this winter but will be hitting the road again in the spring. Please consider putting a show in your plans if you are near Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, eastern Mass, northern CT, or Rockland County NY..

Wonderful reviews for Reckoning continue to come in from the US and Europe. The latest was in the NJ Star Ledger a couple weeks ago and used the adjectives “pensive” and “spiritual” to describe the songs. Others hear a “cocky attitude” in there. And lots of interesting comments in between. What do you think?

Thanks for listening!


Upcoming Shows

Saturday, November 23rd * 8 pm
A Hungerthon Benefit for WhyHunger presented by the Acoustic Cafe Concert Series
OLM Academy, 65 Pascack Road, Park Ridge, NJ * 201-573-0718 * $22 advance ($23 after online processing fee) /$25 door
with Tom Chapin, Jen Chapin, Joe D’Urso, Arlon Bennett, Christopher Brown & still another artist TBA!

Friday, December 13th * 8 – 9:30 pm
376 9th St., Brooklyn, NY * 347-422-0248 * $10

Friday, December 20th * 8 pm
StarLight Concert Series, presented by the Northport Arts Coalition
St Paul's United Methodist Church
270 Main Street, Northport, NY 11768 * 631.663.3038 * $10
Open mic starts at 8 pm, we play around 8:45 pm
for more information contact

Friday, January 17th 2014 * 8 pm
The Cutting Room
44 East 32nd Street, NYC * 212-691-1900
$15 advance, $20 at the door * tickets on sale here full band show!

Saturday, January 18th * 8:30 pm
Old Ship Coffee House
107 Main Street, Hingham MA 02043 * $12

Sunday, January 19th * 6 pm
"Acoustic on the Balcony"
Stafford Palace Theater
75 Main Street, Stafford Springs CT * 860-851-9780
$11.50 * tickets on sale here

Sunday, January 26th * 4 pm
Turning Point Café
468 Piermont Avenue, Piermont NY 10968
$20 * tickets available here

Reckoning Videos
“Go Away” by Nathan James Leatherman

“Feed Your Baby” by Maria Eugênia with Nick Matias

Jen Chapin’s Reckoning (Pledge Music video) by Kate Chumley

The Making of Insatiable by Rich Sullivan

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