Provincetown Banner – Chandler Travis puts the Dixie back into Eastham coffee house

EASTHAM — He lives in Eastham and has spent most of the winter on tour in New England and places south with one or another of his several bands, such as the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, the Incredible Casuals and for this gig, the Chandler Travis Philharmonette. And yes, you guessed it, we’re talking about Chandler […]

Chandler Travis Philharmonette – “In My Life”

In My Life- Chandler Travis Philharmonette, recorded at Caffe Lena, March 12, 2011, board mix by Joe Deuel -There’s certain bands and songs that should probably never be covered, and both “In My Life” and the Beatles are right up at the top of the list; but when my pals Baye and D’Linda Player got […]

Chandler Travis Three-O – “Awesome!”

“Awesome!” – the Chandler Travis Three-O live at the Oyster Company, February 10, 2011, recorded by The Valet -It has been a long time since we posted (or even performed!) a true instant song, but someone (in this case, I believe it may’ve been Melissa Weidman) requests “Awesome!”, well, you gotta pretend it exists!

Nippertown! – Chandler Travis Philharmonette @ Caffe Lena

Chandler Travis and John Wolf, photo by Ed Conway

The Chandler Travis Philharmonette made their triumphant return to Caffe Lena for a blow-out birthday bash in honor of both Chandler Travis and drummer Rikki Bates (it was Rikki’s Lena debut, as the Philharmonette does not normally include drums). Also sharing the birthday bill was […]

Nippertown! – The Return of Chandler Travis (Again!)

Chandler Travis is back.

After years of banging out music that is both sweet and out-there – sometimes at the same time – singer-songwriter-ringleader Chandler Travis seems to have made Nippertown his second home. In a dizzying variety of different musical contexts – from solo to the Incredible Casuals to the Chandler Travis Philharmonette […]

Daily Hampshire Gazette – Weekend Planner – Club Date

“Weird, cool, strange,” “intelligent, imaginative, entertaining,” “witty, crude, sentimental,” “fast and giddy” – critics just can’t seem to crank out adjectives sufficient to encompass the “eight-piece Technicolor extravaganza” that is the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, an “alternative Dixieland, pop, avant-jazz, rock” ensemble who, colorfully garbed in PJs, boxer shorts and other outré attire, have been dumbfounding […]

Schnectady Daily Gazette – Jukebox March 10, 2011 (excerpt)

The Caffe stays busy, with the Chandler Travis Philharmonette on Saturday at 8 p.m. (tickets: $18 in advance, $20 at the door) and Fairview Avenue on Sunday at 7 p.m. ($14 advance, $16 at the door). Fairview Avenue is the latest really fine bluegrass band to form here; and while Travis and company live on […]

Albany Times Union – Cool Things to Do in the Week Ahead [excerpt]

by Tom Keyser, features reporter


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Chandler Travis is celebrating his birthday this week, and he wants you at the party — one or all of them. Travis, who plays a twisted, over-the-top mix of irreverent Dixieland, pop and jazz — and pretty much anything else he tosses into the soup — with […]