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Halifax

Jen Chapin sings for Amnesty!


8:00pm
- 10:00pm
Friday August 15 2014

Venue: The Company House
Address: 2202 Gottingen St

Join singer/songwriter Jen Chapin for an incredible night of music and good company, with proceeds from the show going to the local branch of Amnesty International. This is a show you will not want to miss! Jen will be accompanied by her virtuosic Grammy-nominated acoustic bassist/husband Stephan Crump, and the "unflappable melodist" (New York Times) Jamie Fox on guitar.

 

The concert will be held at the Company House on August 15. The show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $25. Messagestephen.stephensmith@gmail.com to purchase tickets.

 

ABOUT JEN CHAPIN

 

Jen Chapin has been celebrated for writing "brilliant soulfully poetic urban folk music" (NPR) for over a decade, beginning with her debut, Open Wide, in 2002. Nurtured in and around NYC by a large family of artists, writers, and musicians, Jen's "observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive" (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) songwriting features both her "extraordinary voice" (De krenten uit de pop, The Netherlands) and "astonishing jazz band" (popmatters), the combination of which has garnered her well-deserved praise, solidified by appearances on Late Nite with Conan O'Brien, NPR's Mountain Stage, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, WFUV's Sunday Breakfast with John Platt, Mary Sue Twohy's Folk Village and the Bob Edwards Show on Sirius Satellite.

 

Jen has performed on stage with Bruce Springsteen, on bills with Aimee Mann, Bruce Hornsby, and The Neville Brothers, her rendition of Van Morrison's "Into The Mystic" was recently featured in an episode of the SyFy TV series "Defiance" and her song, "Go Away" honored by the USA Songwriting Competition. Jen Chapin's new release Reckoning, produced and engineered by five-time GRAMMY© Winner Kevin Killen (U2, Elvis Costello, Kate Bush) is a new collection of urban folk/jazz/pop storytelling songs, reckoning with the challenge of balancing creative ambitions with the immediate demands of mothering small children, combined with a good dose of social commentary.

 

"With songs delivered in a style that ranges from tender fragility to unexpected steeliness, Chapin brings a jazzy edge to the folk form. Sometimes she explores a fleeting emotion, sometimes she weaves a solid narrative—not at all surprising from the daughter of Harry Chapin, a master musical storyteller.” The New Yorker

 

Reckoning is one of the best Americana albums of 2013http://www.examiner.com/article/best-americana-albums-of-2013-20-16

 

“Go Away” is winner of the 2013 USA Songwriting Competition, Lyrics Category; and

a “stellar song” of 2013http://www.wickedlocal.com/pembroke/fun/entertainment/x348817732/MUSIC-23-stellar-songs-from-2013


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