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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An Ivan in Paris Live Two-fer

‚Äč”Ivan in Paris“- the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded by The Valet at an outdoor party thrown by the Perkins Fambly, July 26, 2014.

This song has a somewhat long, strange history. It started life as an extremely minor, tossed-off experiment with an obscure electronic instrument, an Omnichord, that Bruce Maclean loaned me that somehow ended […]

We’re Singing & Swinging This Year

“Maybe This is Our Year / My Blue Heaven” – recorded by The Valet (that’s me!) at Janice & Billy Perkins’ Birthday Hootenanny, July 26, 2014 – Chandler premiered this song in January 2013 during a Cape & Islands Radio interview. Pretty soon after that he began incorporating “My Blue Heaven” into the arrangement, […]