Michael Chapman began his career on the Cornish folk circuit in 1967. Signed to the Harvest label, home to Pink Floyd and Deep Purple, he recorded four quasi-legendary albums. The influential ‘Fully Qualified Survivor’ was John Peel’s favorite record of 1970, and featured future Bowie collaborator Mick Ronson.
After decades of recording and touring, Chapman remained an obscure figure in the States until his profile was raised by a lengthy 2009 interview with big fan Thurston Moore in Fretboard Journal.
He toured extensively with the late guitarist Jack Rose, and more recently, with Bill Callahan. Seattle-based indie label Light in the Attic began a reissue campaign of his Harvest work, and Tompkins Square released the internationally acclaimed double disc, ‘Trainsong : Guitar Compositions, 1967-2010‘.
All this has brought newfound attention to a singular guitarist and songwriter. On the eve of the Fully Qualified Survivor’s 75th birthday, the new album ‘Fish’ finds Chapman vital as ever.
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Since the devil is gone w/ Michael Chapman
Friday, 30 October 2015 | 20:00 CET
Monarch | Skalitzer Str. 134 | 10999 Berlin/Kreuzberg