Nippertown plays “Five Firsts” with The Valet

The Valet – photo by Cliff Spencer



The folks over at the Albany area blog Nippertown have a feature called “Five Firsts” where they ask folks coming into town to play gigs the same five “musical first” questions. This week they asked Our Valet, Fred Boak, to play along – and they […]

A Happy Summer Two-fer!

Happy Summer, everyone!

We love the Summer season here at Chandler Travis International – it’s the busy time of our year, with regular weekly shows at several venues on the Cape plus a bunch of fun outdoor town shows, as well as a few travels over the bridge. In honor of this hallowed season, we […]

Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tom Waits – “Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing”



CT here, presenting a bit of a departure for us here on Song of the Weak -a link to a youtube recording of “Tootie Ma Is a Big Fine Thing” by the Preservation Hall Jazz Band with Tom Waits, a track that’s been killing me for some time now, originally recorded some […]

Chandler to be Interviewed on


Later today (Saturday June 8) Chandler will be interviewed by Mike Lidskin of Mike’s show runs from 4pm to 6pm Pacific (7pm to 9pm Eastern, if we learned our timezone lessons correctly), and we’re told that the interview portion usually starts about 1/2 hour into the show. The show should be archived […]

Icon Fetch – Chandler podcast interview

Chandler was interviewed by Tony Peters for the Icon Fetch interview podcast ( “Where the Legends of Music are Found”). They talk about the various bands, the two most recent albums, origins of songs, songwriting methods, and all sorts of stuff – really, just give it a listen. You can listen to the interview […]