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200 State Street Binghamton, NY (607) 217-7334
Chris Chandler, who hails from the south, is a traveling bard who brings together storytelling, social commentary, and music and weaves them into a compelling, entertaining, and amazing experience. For this very special concert, he will be accompanied by former Upstater, David Roe on piano and guitar, and vocals Steffon Moody writes of Chandler: "Born in Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister, Chris Chandler found his own way of spreading "The Word." He takes the pulse of America, and then with equal parts acidic irony and utopian idealism, casts his prognosis to audiences at the rate of up to 250 shows per year. Part preacher, poet, huckster, wandering minstrel and medicine show sideman, Chandler casts a spell over an audience with a slight southern drawl and conjures the profane with the profound. The historical past is mingled with the hysterical present. A gritty Americana blends with a grand oratorical style. "His wordy creations owe as much to the traditions of theater and slam poetry as to music. Chandler works with a musician, weaving his poetry with traditional songs in a way that gives the songs new life. Utah Phillips said, "He is the best performance poet I have ever seen."
"Great Work, Ever Thought Of Trying It In Calypso?" -
I thought I was the last American weirdo then I met
Chris Chandler." - Mojo Nixon