Happy Birthday, King of the World

All of us here at Chandler Travis World HQ would like to wish our fearless leader a most happy of birthdays this Ides of March, 2013.

Thanks to our friend Deane Arnold for the image!

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Just in time for your holiday gift-giving! The Chandler Travis 2013 Desk Calendar. It features an album cover each month and we’ve included birthdays for some of your favorite Philharmonics.

Just $10. Order before Christmas and we’ll throw in free shipping and a free download of the Catbirds EP “Viborate”.

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Happy Birthday, Denise!

Saturday, November 4, 2012 was the mmmm-mmmm’th birthday of our friend/booking agent/publicist/den mother/chef/innkeeper (did we say friend? … because really that’s what’s most important) Denise Borden. Denise has been a treasure for us over the last several years (has it been four? five? six? more? frankly, we’ve lost count, as it seems like just yesterday […]

For My Valet’s Day

Fred Oh Freddy-o Boaking Boak-ola, Freddy-est Fred of all Fredville, Man of men, valet of valets- It’s his 50th birthday today!

“Indispensible” is too short a word… I’d be lost without him, lost, lost, lost, and he’s made the World Wide Interweb an entirely less heinous experience. A truly delightful travel companion and lover of […]

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Phil Budne’s Birthday

“Phil Budne’s Birthday”- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded at Phil Budne’s birthday party at the Knights of Columbus in Arlington, MA, Oct. 22 2011 by The Valet- this is the second time in the last couple of months I’ve inadvertently ended up writing something to celebrate an occasion the night before…. obviously, very rough, […]

Chandler Travis Three-o – “No More Roamin'”

“No More Roamin’” – Chandler Travis Three-O at Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, March 12, 2011, recorded by sound man and birthday boy par excellence Joe Deuel. Another in a series of VIBS (Very Important Birthday Songs) from this year -discretion precludes my mentioning the name of the happy recipient (you’ll never guess!)

By the […]

Channy & Rikki’s Birthday Tour

Channy & Rikki's Birthday Tour - March, 2011

We’re hitting the road in mid-March for a few shows away from home and these dates are right around the birthdays of both our fearless leader Chandler Travis and drummist Rikki Bates. Naturally, it seemed fitting to dub the tour Channy & Rikki’s Birthday Tour”

It should be noted that these dates fall perilously […]

Chandler Travis – “Shhh…”

“Shhhh…” Chandler home demo, with Berke McKelvey on clarinet and keyboard. This was the first of the two songs I wrote for my dad’s 90th birthday; as frequently happens, I got this one done and was worried he’d hate it, so wrote another, “Happy Birthday Paw” (already posted), which I also wasn’t too sure about. […]

Chandler Travis – “Happy Birthday Paw”

“Happy Birthday Paw”- a Chandler home demo (or something) w. Berke McKelvey on saxes and piano, written on the occasion of my dear old Paw’s 90th birthday last Sunday, January 30th, 2011.