Born in Georgia, the son of a Baptist minister, Chris Chandler found his own way of spreading "The Word." He takes the pulse of America, and then with equal parts acidic irony and utopian idealism, casts his prognosis to audiences at the rate of up to 250 shows per year, from folk festivals and coffeehouses, to clubs and theaters from Vancouver Island, British Columbia to Miami, Florida, from California to the New England coast, from the headwaters to the Mississippi Gulf.
He has recorded collaborations with PeterYarrow of Peter Paul and Mary, The Austin Lounge Lizards, Dar Williams and many others. He has worked live with Alan Ginsberg, Ani Difranco, Pete Seeger and Mojo Nixon and played on two Lollapalooza tours.. Utah Phillips said, "He is the best performance poet I have ever seen."
Part preacher, poet, huckster, wandering minstrel and medicine show barker, Chandler casts a spell over an audience.
Chandler is a tireless activist, performing at the G8 Summit, the Annual School Of The America's Watch outside Fort Benning GA, and the September 23 antiwar demonstrations on the National Mall in Washington, DC as well as countless labor picket lines and union halls.
The 2005 release, American Storyteller Vols 1&2 and the 2007 release of Vols 3&4, marks Chandler's coming of age.
Years of relentless touring, honing his craft as a writer, performer, musician, collaborator and artist pay off with the release of this enhanced double disc collection of prose, poems, and stories, old and new. The recording is a departure from his previous output, which reflected the raw enthusiasm of his live performances.
Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Anne Feeney is the granddaughter of an intrepid mineworkers’ organizer, who also used music to carry the message of solidarity to working people. After two decades of community activism and regional performances at rallies, Anne took her message on the road. Since 1991 Anne has traveled to the frontlines in 46 states, as well as Canada, Denmark, and Sweden.
Show 8PM // Doors 7:30PM
$10 ADV / $15 DOS