Nippertown – LIVE: The Chandler Travis Philharmonic @ The Linda, 11/19/11

Chandler Travis made a Capital District stop, once again, at the Linda, this time dragging the rest of the Philharmonic with him. The last time in town – at Amsterdam’s Riverlink Park – they were missing their mandocello-accordion player, Dinty Child. All nine members made this one, albeit with a slightly different line-up. I […]

Holiday Shopping Free Shipping

To thank you, his loyal minions, for your fealty, the King of the World has chosen to bestow upon you the gift of free shipping, so as to make you eager to buy and such that all manner of provision for households may be bought with ease and benefit of the country round about.


Incredible Casuals – Thanksgiving in Stoughton

“Thanksgiving In Stoughton” by the Incredible Casuals (from Inedible Casserole #5, “It’s Christmas Time”; also available on “The Tarquin Records All-Star Holiday Extravaganza”) -a timeless classic, first (and last) recorded in 1983. Perhaps someday the rest of this song will be written… not bloody likely, tho…


Is Chandler Travis really the King of the World?


If he is, isn’t it surprising that such royalty would bring his minions of mirth to play in sleepy little Chatham at a Welsh pub that is as appropriate for music as a saddle is on a sheep? Ouch, okay, in the same breath let’s give proprietor Mr. Tom Hope credit for the […]

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – “Patches”

“Patches” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic joined by Jeremy Willis and The Willies (Oakley Munson & Kenan Gündüz of The Witnesses and Kristen Munchheimer) at Rosy’s Jazz Hall in New Orleans, Nov. 5th, 2011, recorded in glorious Horrend-O-phonic stereo by The Valet

This gig, at the wedding of my niece Lucy Willis and her fab […] – Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!

Album Review: ‘Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!’


Offbeat – Chandler Travis On the Honeymoon and After

Chandler Travis is on tour. This is not at all unusual, as he has been a traveling “writer/song-singer” (his words) for the better part of 30 years, with varying levels of success. He’s slipped in and out of various bands and guises, from the Incredible Casuals’ straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll to the eclectic, experimental […]

The Times-Picayune – Hot Picks

Friday (November 4) Chandler Travis Philharmonic Le Bon Temps Roule, 11pm

Massachusetts-based guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Chandler Travis first toured nationally with comedian George Carlin backing band. In the 1990s, he formed the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, a sprawling, prolific ensemble that mixes up rock, folk, jazz, skewed Dixieland, clever wordplay, an irreverent, anything goes […]

Mobile Press-Register – Chandler Travis Orchestra comes to Alabama Music Box tonight

Chandler Travis Orchestra comes to Alabama Music Box tonight (video) Lawrence F. Specker, Press-Register 11/03/2011 6:33 AM

One gets a feeling that the words “Chandler Travis” and “gonzo” have been packaged together more than a few times over the years.

Consider his work with the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, the big band he’ll be bringing to […]

Nashville Scene – Chandler Travis Three-O at the Listening Room

(Critic’s Pick) Chandler Travis Three-o at The Listening Room

When: Wed., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m.

After hearing some of The Chandler Travis Philharmonic’s music, I wasn’t surprised to learn that Travis and his cronies are buddies with zany roots-rock masters NRBQ, even swapping band members from time to time. CTP shares the Q’s philosophy […]