Marshall Chapman - The Tall Girl Skinny

DECEMBER 2009


Merry Christmas, everybody!

Okay. The votes have been tallied, and the name of my new newsletter is . . . (drum roll, please) . . . THE TALL GIRL SKINNY! Thanks to everyone who voted and to Bill Littleton for suggesting the name.

Marshall Chapman - Good Ol' GirlsAnd now, for the big news… GOOD OL’ GIRLS is going to New York! (For those of you who just came on board, GOOD OL’ GIRLS is a country musical based on the stories and novels of Jill McCorkle and Lee Smith, featuring songs written by Matraca Berg and me.) It’s set to open off-Broadway on February 14. Jill, Lee, Matraca, and I plan to attend the opening. Any suggestions as to what I should wear?

Two new features grace this edition of the Tall Girl Skinny: the “ Flashback!” and the “Pearl Drop.” We hope you enjoy them!

Until next time . . . . All of us here at the TALL GIRL SKINNY wish you and yours a happy holiday season!

Love to all,

Marshall Chapman (signature)


Excerpt from Marshall’s New Book

A taste of Marshall’s next book is now available on Humanities Tennessee’s website, www.Chapter16.org. Look for They Came to Nashville, a collection of stories and interviews with Nashville’s most respected singer-songwriters, in the fall of 2010.

Click here to read Marshall’s chapter on Emmylou Harris.


Good Ol’ Girls receives regional Emmy nomination

Marshall Chapman - Good Ol' GirlsIn addition to opening in New York, Good Ol’ Girls is making a good ol’ impression in the South. Minnow Media’s television production of the play has been nominated for a Midsouth Regional Emmy! The awards ceremony will be held on January 30.


What do Jesus, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Santa have in common?

Click here to find out!

(from Dec. 2008/Jan. 2009 issue of Garden & Gun)


Flashback!

Marshall Chapman - Tall Girl Skinny, December 2009 - Flashback

(1979) Michael Dospapas, Rick Rowell (behind drum kit), Marshall, and Clovis Hobson Hitson, Jr rock out at JB Scott's in Albany, NY.

Thanks to Richard Schoenberg for sending this one in!


Pearl Drop

Marshall Chapman - Tall Girl Skinny December 2009 - Pearl Drop

The quote that inspired the song!
(written by Marshall and Diana Haig)

Click HERE for definitive live version!
Marshall with pick-up band at Lee Roy Parnell’s annual Christmas party.
Bluebird Cafe, Nashville, TN
December 20, 1989

Marshall says, “Check out the rap in the middle. I was channeling Millie Jackson, for sure!”


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