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S.L.A.M. Presents Russ Chapman

Please join us as we celebrate local singer/songwriter Russ Chapman. Ticket proceeds go towards non-profit S.L.A.M. (Support Local Artists & Musicians)

Genre: Singer-Songwriter, Roots, Blues

Ticket: $25.00 + service fees

Doors: 7:00 PM

Show: 8:00 PM


With a catalog of songs about hopelessly optimistic characters fashioning wildly impractical solutions to completely imaginary problems, Russ Chapman follows the old adage of write what you know. 'I need the songs to make me shake my head- not just with the beat, but in awe of what's happening in the lyrics.' He points to tunes like Forbidden Fruit Makes a Sticky Jam and Bake Sale to Save my Soul as shining examples of a songwriter who's obviously having his way with words and is not ashamed to admit it. It was on the strength of his sharp lyrical wit that garnered Mr. Chapman the winner of the 2017 Telluride Emerging Blues Artist award. He sure stomps like a blues player, but there's a bit more going on here. 'I want to feel like a one-man 1940's Broadway musical, but put on by a bunch of old blues dudes in the back of a swamp shack.' Like we said- wildly impractical and completely imaginary. If you're looking for deep introspection and minor key explorations of personal sorrow and sadness, you're not gonna find them here. But if you happen to feel down, odds are Russ has a story and a song that might make you feel a bit better. Shoot, there's even a slight chance that's what he's really all about (but for his sake, let's keep that our little secret).

Earlier Event: November 16
Jeff Plankenhorn (SOLD OUT)
Later Event: April 2
Wild Ponies (SOLD OUT)