Marshall Chapman - The Tall Girl Skinny


Hola everyone!

Only three more Nashville-area gigs between now and the end of the year!

WSMBut first … I will be guest DJ on WSM 650 AM TODAY starting at 2:00 pm! I hope you’ll tune in, as I spin and talk about some of my favorite records! (To listen live via WSM’s website, click here.) I’ve been playing DJ at home all my life, but THIS will be my first time on real airwaves!

Kimbrough and Marshall

Will Kimbrough & Marshall

Then Wednesday, Nov. 16 Will Kimbrough and I will be at the Station Inn starting at 9pm. I can’t say enough good things about Will. His guitar work on my last album (Big Lonesome) took it to a whole ‘nother level. Will also writes great songs. (Click here to visit Will’s website.) We’ll be rockin’ first set. Then sit down and swap songs for the second. I plan to unveil some new ones, so come on down and be grooved and moved!

Looking ahead: Saturday, Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving weekend), I’ll be at the Bluebird Cafe for my annual post-tryptophan work-out show! It’s billed “An Evening with Marshall Chapman.” For more information, click here.

Now … I guarantee the following will jumpstart you into the Christmas spirit like nothing else. On Saturday, December 1, Matraca Berg, Lee Smith, Jill McCorkle, and I will play a benefit at the Belcourt Theater. All proceeds from this show go to The Center for Contemplative Justice. Whenever the four of us get together, the fun meter and hearts get broken, so mark your calendar! Click here for tickets.


Matraca, Marshall, Jill & Lee

After that, I’m off to Mexico. So if you’re South of the Border … maybe I’ll see you on December 3 at Philo’s in La Cruz (sitting in with Philo’s Mexican Shuffle Band) and/or December 8 at Nacho Daddy in Puerto Vallarta with Joe “King” Carrasco and his band.

Feliz Acción de Gracias a todos!

P.S. For all gig listings, click here.

Is there more to know about cheese grits?

Marshal Chapman - Beyond Words - Nashville Arts Magazine - November 2010Click here to find out.

Marshall recommends …

the following books:

My Reading Life
Pat Conroy

Murder on Music Row
Stuart Dill

The Night Train
Clyde Edgerton

Solamente en San Miguel, Volume II
Jeanne Mills, editor

Mississippi: State of Blues
Photos by Ken Murphy, text by Scott Barretta


Summer of 1976 at the Ole Time Pickin’ Parlor (Nashville, TN )
left to right: Rick Sanjek, Cowboy Jack Clement, Marshall and Linda Hargrove

“All I remember about this photo is we were having a good time! I’m pretty sure that’s Bonnie Garner partially visible above Sanjek.”

Pearl Drop

Pearl Drop

Hummingbird Hall of Fame

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

Thad Allen, Laura Hogan Bailey, Teresa Blackard, David Booker, Ruthanna Jolley Bost, Mike Bruce, Ann DuPre, Mary Alice Fann, Catherine Feeney, Katy Ginanni, Carol Golemon, Connie Greenwell, Karen Grubbs, Beverly Hill, Jim Hoehn, Brent Inman, Greta Joseph, Ann Kelly, Donald Kimrey, Janis McNeely, Megan Ratley, Jack Regan, Diana Revell, Ramcey Rodriguez, Hal Rosson, Garth Shaw, Kelson Slayman, Debby Solomon, Laurie Spezzano, Alvah Whealton, LeTricia Wilbanks and Art Young.

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