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An Evening with Jen Chapin

The Friends Folk Club is proud to announce a rare area performance by singer-songwriter Jen Chapin, on Saturday, April 9th at 7:30 pm. Jen Chapin’s music is urban folk soul — story songs that search for community and shared meaning, powered by the funk and improvisation of the city. Critics have hailed her work as “brilliant.. soulfully poetic” (NPR), “thoughtful … worth-savoring” (People), “addictive” (Boston Globe), “smart, observant, lyrically deft, politically aware and emotionally intuitive” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel). JazzTimes has called her “a first-rate storyteller” while Relix regards her as “one of the freshest voices singing today.” Jen has been featured on “Late Nite with Conan O’Brien”, NPR’s Mountain Stage and WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, Sirius Satellite’s The Loft with Mike Marrone and Mary Sue Twohy’s The Village, been honored by the USA Songwriting Competition, has performed on stage with Bruce Springsteen, and has opened up for Bruce Hornsby, Smokey Robinson, and the Neville Brothers. Jen’s cover of Van Morrison’s “Into the Mystic” was prominently featured in a recent episode of the new SyFy series “Defiance”. “Reckoning presents the singer at her most mature and most incisive artistically, kindred to Janis Ian’s At Seventeen (esp. in Reckoning), as well as Joni Mitchell’s first flowering, but with some Meryn Cadell, Nick Drake (Let It Show, a beautiful pastorale), Kate Bush, and others thrown in….a winner.” Mark S. Tucker, Acoustic Music.“As the daughter of late folk legend Harry Chapin, it’s not surprising that Jen Chapin has taken so naturally to intricate storytelling through song.” ASCAP Playback This wonderful performance is on Saturday, April 9th. Doors open at 7:00pm and starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 for adults, Children 12 and under are free. Refreshments are available at a reasonable price. Proceeds from this concert will benefit the Oxford Friends Meetinghouse. The Oxford Friends Meeting is a century old Quaker Meetinghouse with great acoustics, no bad seats, and that“spiritual vibe” only a historic space provides. For more information: Call (610) 869-8076. The Friends Folk Club is an all volunteer-community run concert series. www.jenchapin.com or email friendsfolkclub@aol.com.
Date & Time
  • April 9, 2016
  • 7:30PM - 9:30PM
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