Our Times Coffeehouse is pleased to welcome Tom Chapin for the first concert of the 2019-20 season, on Friday, Sept. 20. The clear, gritty, tender poetry of Chapinʼs storytelling rides on top of elegantly sparse musical arrangements. Tom accompanies himself on guitar, banjo, autoharp, and mandolin.
In a career that spans five decades and three Grammy awards, the Hudson Valley troubadour has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway, as well as working extensively in films, television and radio. As a music-maker, the multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, both as a highly respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children’s music. Chapin has established a reputation for insightful, heartfelt songcraft, masterful fingerpicking, and charismatic live performance.
Chapin is a board member of WhyHunger, the organization which Tom’s older brother, the late singer-songwriter/activist Harry Chapin, founded in 1975. 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.
Doors open at 7:15 p.m. that evening for ticket sales. The suggested donations are $20 adults and $15 students with ID; sorry, no pre-sales are available. Our Times Coffeehouse is in the Ethical Humanist Society building on Old Country Road, two miles west of Meadowbrook Parkway next to the blue water tower. For more information, visit www.ourtimescoffeehouse.org or call 516-741-7304.