Date:   11/14/2015

Highly respected contemporary folk artist Tom Chapin this Saturday

Multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Chapin grew up in a family that encouraged artistic pursuits.  He began performing professionally as a teenager in the early 1960s, playing in Greenwich Village folk clubs alongside his siblings Harry and Steve as The Chapin Brothers. In a career that spans five decades, 23 albums and three GRAMMY awards, Tom Chapin, who Billboard describes as "totally captivating" will bring that talent and charisma to the stage of the historic Thrasher Opera House in Green Lake on Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

Chapin has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, he has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in films, television and radio.

Chapin's infectious songs, sterling musicianship and personal warmth consistently shine through, whether he's performing on record or in a concert hall, an outdoor festival, a school, in front of a symphony orchestra or in an intimate coffeehouse. The New York Times called Chapin "one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music."

In addition to his varied musical and media endeavors, Chapin is also a powerful advocate on behalf of a variety of charitable causes. He is an active board member of WhyHunger, the organization which the artist's older brother, the late singer-songwriter/activist Harry Chapin, founded (as World Hunger Year) in the 1970s. He also remains active in a variety of environmental causes, as well as efforts on behalf of music and the arts in our public schools.

Tickets are only $26 and available at the Thrasher office, Horicon Bank (Green Lake); Pick N Save, Ripon Drug (Ripon); Twister (Princeton) or by calling (920) 294-4279. Online tickets available at www.thrasheroperahouse.com.

This concert is supported in part by a grant from the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Artists' accommodations provided by the Heidel House Resort & Spa. 

 

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