Well, I failed to mention this one in my little round-up of tonight's shows earlier. And it didn't come to our attention early enough for us to spill any ink on it. Nevertheless, allow me to, um, darken some pixels over it really quick.
Prolific English folk guitarist Michael Chapman has released dozens of records since his 1969 debut, Rainmaker. Some of Chapman's compositions are acoustic, one-man instrumental numbers — like "Wellington the Skellington," which you can see him performing on The Old Grey Whistle Test above — while others, like "Deal Gone Wrong," are fleshed out with vocals and full-band instrumentation. Chapman's 1970 LP Fully Qualified Survivor — which features his best-known number, "Postcards of Scarborough" — was recently reissued by (who else?) prominent reissuers Light in the Attic. Chapman will appear tonight at the great-looking Stone Fox in West Nashville, and support will include Fox co-owner and critically acclaimed guitarman William Tyler. Tyler of course has a slew of influences up his sleeve, but I absolutely cannot think of a more ideal pairing than that of Chapman and Willy T. Watch a recent performance of Chapman's "Postcards of Scarborough" after the jump, and if you like Facebook event pages, get your RSVP on.