“Chapman’s expansive guitar work creates a filmic soundtrack of the American South-west that’s as compelling as anything Ry Cooder might muster” Q Magazine
“His beautiful folk-blues guitar gives the whole affair a wonderful, faded-at-the-edges feel. As for the voice, think of JJ Cale gargling gravel with a wry undercurrent to leaven the pain.” Mojo Magazine
The guitar and voice of Michael Chapman first became known on the Cornish Folk Circuit in 1967. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation that he has maintained to this day. His big breakthrough came with the album ‘Fully Qualified Survivor’ which was John Peel’s favourite album of 1970 and although commercial success has always somehow eluded him he remains one of the most popular musicians in Britain today.
Michael is without doubt one of our finest and most emotive guitarists and this, coupled with the instantly recognisable voice and his refusal to take the easy, comfortable path, has made him one of the most respected musicians around.
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