Stomps and Sings
With hopelessly optimistic characters fashioning wildly impractical solutions to completely imaginary problems, Russ Chapman follows the old adage of write what you know! From Forbidden Fruit Makes a Sticky Jam to Bake Sale to Save my Soul, here’s a songwriter having his way with words- shamelessly twisting idioms and flaunting innuendo.
That sharp lyrical wit and musical sensibility led Mr. Chapman to win the 2017 Telluride Emerging Blues Artist award. While he sure stomps like a blues player, there’s more going on here. Picture stumbling upon a one-man musical happening in the back of a old swamp shack. Like we said- wildly impractical and completely imaginary.
But let’s face it- with music, either you like it or you don’t. One listen will usually tell you which it is.
Note from Russ:
For the past many years, I’ve played venues both large and small to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. From Festivals and Concerts to Backyard Birthdays and Correctional Facilities- I’ll play anywhere there are people who like good original music.
Sample list of venues:
- FESTIVALS: Palisade Bluegrass, Telluride Blues and Brews, Lake City Wine and Music, Snowbird Mountain Music, Paonia Mountain Harvest, Fourth of July Cherry Days, Glenwood Springs Strawberry Days, Yellowstone Music, Crested Butte Arts, Dolores River, Tucson Folk, Marble Music…
- THEATRES: Milligan College, Paradise of Paonia, Corning Museum, Butte Opera House, TEDx Bozeman, Buffalo Black Box, The Renaissance Center…
- LIBRARIES, SCHOOLS & PARKS across the US.
- BREWERIES- too many to even remember!