The Ivan Variations

When I first put out my solo album, “Ivan in Paris“, back in 1998, the title track was intended to be a total afterthought, buried at track 14; at the time, I had no reason to think it had any future at all. Here’s that original version, played by myself with Tim Dickey on dobro:

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Sally’s Christmas Finery

“Sally’s Christmas Finery” -the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Midway Cafe, Dec. 18, 2016, recorded by the Valet.

Well, what the hell it’s Christmas, kids! This is a rather long free improv, but kinda fun… exactly the kind of crazy thing that happens at the Midway, which we’ll be returning to next year (!!) on […]

Watch us Live online from Mountain Stage

Our performance on Mountain Stage this Sunday (Nov 19) will be available for your viewing & listening pleasure via streaming video at mountainstage.org

The whole show starts at 7pm EST and we’re the first featured performer, at 7:05. Be sure to keep watching, as the rest of the show promises to be great. We are […]

That’s Nerve

“That’s Nerve” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded by Chris Blood, Feb. 26, 2007.

I’ve always loved this one! Great lyric by David Greenberger; the recording is from 2007, I think bundled in with the recording sessions for my solo album, “After She Left” -still lots of outtakes from those sessions we fully intend to […]

Cooties

“Cooties” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Musica 20th anniversary party, Oct. 1st, 2017, recorded by The Valet aka Fred Jodsworth T. Boak.

Musica is a fabulous music store in Hudson, NY, owned by our good friend Rob Caldwell. I bought a perfectly good guitar there once, and I’d rather do just about anything […]

How Do You Keep Your Hair So Fluffy?

 

“Fluffy“- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Valentine’s in Albany, NY, recorded Nov. 3rd, 2012 by The Valet (F.J. Boak)

Ok, so imagine you’ve just been hired to play a few gigs with the Philharmonic, most of whom you’ve never met, and one of your first tasks is to recreate controlled chaos in general, […]

Long Live The Midway! (A New Live Album)

Ok, we’ve played at the Midway literally zillions of times, and now quite suddenly (at least in my semi-functioning brain) it’s the Midway’s 30th anniversary, and of course I didn’t do anything in advance, because I wanted to make sure the fucking thing was actually going to happen, and now it is, and I’m kind […]

The Strongman of North American – unreleased mix

 

“The Strongman of North America” (Masterpiece Theater version) – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded mostly by Ducky Carlisle and Joe Stewart at Dimension in J.P. (some overdubs recorded by C.T. at home), mixed by Ducky at Ice Station Zebra.

An alternate mix of one of my favorites from our latest, “Waving Kissyhead, Vol. 2 […]

Softly in the Night – Live Video

“Softly in the Night” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Herring Cove, Sept. 4, 2016, shot (and originally broadcast live!)by Belinda.

I think this is the third song we’ve put up from this particular show, and we’ve put up other vids from previous Herring Cove shows -they’re just always a blast, and that whole sunset […]

Live at The Cutting Room (A Special “Song of the Weak!!!” Album)

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic at the Cutting Room, Nov. 20, 2013 – recorded by Fred Boak (room mike and pre-mix) and Gerard Hoffman (live board mix.) CTP: Rikki Bates, drums; Fred Boak, bg vox; Dan Brantigan, trumpet; Dinty Child, mandocello, accordion, bg vox; John Clark, string bass, bg vox; Quinn Cox, trombone; Berke McKelvey, clarinets, […]