Marshall Chapman - The Tall Girl Skinny


Buenos dias!

Well, I’m back home after over a month in Mexico. (Click here to see pictures from my trip.) Highlights include the Martin and Hardy house concerts, the Literary Sala honoring the late Wayne Greenhaw, the Chiles en Nogada we ate afterward, the Longhorn Smokehouse where I sat in with Philo (and a terrific rhythm section comprised of Rick Shlosser on drums and Tom Lilienthal on bass), David Martin’s birthday celebration, Spanish lessons at the Hardy School, playing Scrabble with Jennifer and Sara, learning how to make huevos mexicanos, driving the back roads with Joseph and Tim, yoga with Charmion and Donald, and early morning treks to La Gruta (hot mineral spa) with Bob. Seems every moment in San Miguel is a magical moment. Just walking the cobblestone streets, visiting el mercado, making myself more understood, as I learned more and more Spanish. ¡Qué aventura!

Now back on the home front. Tomorrow (Wed., Aug. 24), I’ll be performing at Music City Roots along with Mary Gauthier, Don Henry, Rodney Crowell, and Bobby Bare. This show will celebrate They Came to Nashville. The next night (Thurs., Aug. 25), I’ll again be with Minton Sparks on a co-bill at the Station Inn. Will Kimbrough, who played lead guitar on Big Lonesome, will accompany me both nights.

After that, it’s Huntsville AL, Decatur GA, and Harrogate TN, before heading to the coast to open for Todd Snider in Wilmington NC, and the Isle of Palms SC.

Then it’s up to Barto PA, before heading back down to the coast. To all who’ve been asking, “Hey! When are you coming to the Low Country?”, I hope to see you in Charleston, Savannah, Sea Island, and/or Beaufort! (Click here for details.)

Good news! Emma’s email marketing blog recently gave our Tall Girl Skinny a nice shout-out.

The first TGS went out November 24, 2009, to about 2400 active subscribers. We now have over 5500! Take a bow, everybody, because you are what keeps this little engine running.

Muchas gracias a todos!


view of San Miguel

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Live from San Miguel!

Marshall sings “Leaving Loachapoka” to a roomful of Alabamian ex-pats in San Miguel de Allende.

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Marshall recommends …

the following films:

Forty Shades of Blue
Ira Sachs

The King’s Speech
Tom Hopper

It’s Complicated
Nancy Meyers

Terrence Malik

Across the Universe
Julie Taymor

Pearl Drop

Pearl Drop

Hummingbird Hall of Fame

Marshall Chapman - Hummingbird Hall of FameCurrent inductees (friends who shared the July newsletter) are:

Stan Adams, Candi Baker, John M. Bush, Michael Chinkers, Keith Clayton, Havrana Conrad, Mary Zimmerman Criswell, Danny Crowe, Pam & Michael Elting, Ruth Fainlight, Marcia Fine, Julie Gillen, Katy Ginanni, Keith Harrelson, Karen Hayes, Lindsay Hayes, Doris Held, Beverly Hill, Jim Hoehn, Dawn Hopkins, Elsa Hudson, Anne Chapman Jeter, Ann Kelly, Robert Ladd, Barbara Latham, Paul Leslie, Carla Martin, Janis McNeely, Megan Ratley, Ramcey Rodriguez, Janet Ruffin, Garth Shaw, Danny Shelton, Kelson Slayman, Debby Solomon, Justin Stelter, Dona Tapp, Sandy Untermyer, Rebekah Walker, Lloyd Welke, Joni Wheeler and Ann Witzany.

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