Chandler Travis cannot do anything with an entirely straight face. Throughout his career, his excursions in bar band, new wave-influenced power pop, eclectic jazz-influenced big band music, and certainly his ten years of opening sets for George Carlin, have been delivered with a knowing wink and a sly sense of the absurd. Yet nothing he's done has ever been merely funny. "What really ropes you in is the awesomely courageous and gentle way he explores human emotion. . . . honest in confronting the tragic aspects, as well as the delirious joys, of falling in, out of, and sideways in love." - Joel Patterson, Nippertown
The Chandler Travis Three-O is a delicious little ensemble featuring Chandler on vocals and guitar, accompanied by Berke McKelvey on keyboard and reeds, and John Clark on bass, along with valet services and harmony vocals from Fred Boak. It's a tremendously likable, endearing small-club-friendly band that focuses on the poignant, sweet lyrics of Chandler's songs and elegant, skillful arrangements that draw the audience in close and sends us home with a new best friend.
Opener Rabasi Joss is celebrating the release of a new album, Heliotrope (Radiko Records). In the words of bluesman Guy Davis, "She's got the makings of a rhythm driven, Urban Underground Folk Legend."
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