The Tall Girl Skinny - From Marshall Chapman

July 2012

Qué aventura!

Whew. I am just in from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I played three gigs with Tommy Womack. Click here to see my photos from this latest adventure. And here for most recent “Monday Morning Cup of Coffee with Tommy Womack.” Shout outs to David & Rhonda Martin, Tim Sullivan, Jennifer & Bob,Charles Marsh, Mike & Karen Goot, Jim Priest, and Keith Thompson at the Longhorn. Amo a todos!

Before Mexico, I played shows in Dahlonega, GA, and Chattanooga (where Walter Forbes sat in for acouple of songs!) Special thanks to Dylan Yellowlees, Hannah Thomas, Amy Ray, and Andrew Kelsey for making those gigs happen. And to Happy Yates Baker and Joe Martin for refuge.

My recording of “X-Ray Eyes” (a song I wrote with Diana Haig) was used in a Carlsberg beer commercial a few years back. I had never seen the ad … until now! Chris found it on YouTube. What do you think?

Nice review of Big Lonesome in the Clarksville [TN] Online e-Zine.

A beloved figure in the San Francisco literary scene, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, died May 24 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. Kathi formed the Rock Bottom Remainders, a literary rock band that featured novelist Stephen King on lead guitar, plus other revolving luminaries like Roy Blount, Amy Tan, and Dave Barry. Kathi was a good friend. She hosted the first event for Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller, when it first came out in 2003. Whenever I had a new CD or book out, Kathi always connected me with whoever I needed connecting with in the Bay Area. She was the first to tell me about Girlfriend Weekend in Jefferson, Texas. After attending a “Hair Ball” there in 2005, Kathi and I wrote a song called”I Want My Hair Considered.” We last sang it at Girlfriend Weekend 2011 accompanied by Kathy L Patrick (GW founder and queen bee) and Sam Barry (Kathi’s husband). We miss you, Kathi. All the lights in the world shine a little dimmer without you.

My next gig isn’t until September 22 at the Southern Women’s Writers Conference in Mount Berry, GA(near Rome). On-line registration is available here. This wonderful literary event takes place in the most beautiful setting imaginable. I always enjoy performing and reading there.

My heart goes out to those affected by the shooting in Aurora, CO.

Paz y amor a todos,



Bill Hedgepath, MC, Jennie Clayton and Joe Nedza 6/29/12 Holly Theater Dahlonega GA   (Photo : Hannah Westmoreland) With Cowboy Jack Clement in Nashville 7/4/123 (Photo: David Ferguson)




David Martin, Marshall, Malena, Tommy y Tim (con perro) Lago Ignacias Allende, suroeste de San Miguel (foto: Chris Fletcher) uno besito para Tommy Fiesta de Casa Martin celebrando cumpleaños de Tim Sullivan 14 julio de 2012

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Marshall’s July column from Nashville Arts Magazine

Marshall recommends …

the following books:


Richard Bausch

The Uncommon Reader

Alan Bennett

The Big Beautiful

Pamela Duncan

Air Castle of the South: WSM and the Making of Music City

Craig Havighurst

The Typist

Michael Knight


RIP Susanna Clark (1939-2012)
Note from Marshall: I was saddened to learn Susanna Clark died on June 27.
The above photo was taken in 1972 by Al Clayton. I’m thinking this house was a block away from the condemned house I lived in at the time. The early 70s in Nashville … what a glorious time!
Freewheeling and romantic, teeming with new ideas and possibilities.
(Left to right: Townes Van Zandt, Susanna, Guy Clark, Daniel Antapolsky)

I can jump as high as I ever could.
I just can’t stay up as long.

– Waylon Jennings


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