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 […]

I Got To Move (The Lester Version)

“I Got to Move“- Lester – recorded by Chris Blood at Trout Towers, circa 1992. Lester was a fabulous little band that only lasted a couple years in the early nineties, comprised of Steve Wood, Jay Cournoyer, Cliff Letsche, and myself. We made one album, the eponymously entitled “Lester”, that eventually came out as part […]

I Got To Move (Philharmonic version)

“I Got To Move” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, recorded live at the Midway by yours truly using my patented Horrend-O-phonic sound process (a beat up old Sony portable cassette deck) sometime in the late nineties. and originally featured on RadioBall #4, “Miss America Presents the Chandler Travis Philharmonic“. Great work from the rhythm section, […]

I Got To Move (original version)

“I Got To Move” -the Incredible Casuals, from “New Hats For Summer”, #2 in the Inedible Casserole series, recorded by Rikki Bates.

We have five completely different versions of this one, by three different bands (3 by the Casuals and 1 each by the Chandler Travis Philharmonic and by Lester), and I always thought it […]

When Can We Do This Again?

“When Can We Do This Again” from RadioBall #18, “Introducing the Chandler Travis Philharmonic“; recorded live at Johnny D’s, June 17, 2000, by Dana Westover. This one kinda rocks a little, courtesy in part of the very fine rhythm section underpinnings of Rikki Bates on drums and John Styklunas on string bass. The CTP proves […]

Mid-Morning in Moscow

“Mid-Morning in Moscow” – live at Bubala’s By the Bay in Provincetown, MA on September 5, 2013, recorded in our patented new Behind-the-Band Horrend-o-Phonic method by The Valet.

Chandler & I were driving to some off-Cape show recently, listening to the last few songs from the final Bubala’s show of the 2013 season, when the […]

CTP – “Dr Kildare”

This is The Valet reporting; Chandler has encouraged me to consider a more active curating role here at SOTW. And so … well … here goes nuttin’ …

This edition of SOTW is a previously released little ditty, the theme song from “Dr Kildare,” which is on RadioBall #6, “Taffy Shoot.” It showed up during […]

Morning Call (Lehigh Valley, PA) – Dixieland-style tunes from zany Chandler Travis Philharmonic

Chandler Travis conducts the Philharmonic (from left) Fred Boak, Cliff Spencer (partially obscured), Rikki Bates, Berke McKelvey, and Art Baron. The group performs Aug. 5 at Liederplatz in Bethlehem during Musikfest. (CONTRIBUTED PHOTO / July 31, 2012)

By Dave Howell, Special to The Morning Call 7:43 p.m. EDT, August 4, 2012

“Badly dressed men […]

Albany Times Union – A few questions for Chandler Travis

by Michael Janairo, Arts & Entertainment Editor

The Boston Globe calls the Chandler Travis Philharmonic “Dixieland, pop, avant-jazz, rock…and fully over the top.” Around since the fall of 1996, CTP has created something like 3 million albums and more than 20 gazillion songs (OK, I exaggerate, but CTP is definitely prolific). CTP will be coming […]

Stereophile – RadioBalls series review

The Radio Ball Series

By John Swenson [ed note: this is an unedited version of the review which originally appeared in Stereophile]

Radio Ball, Vols. 1-22. Iddy Biddy 7652-7673. (2000). Chandler Travis, prod. and eng. AAD TT: 44:14 — 51:36.

Rock music’s geniuses, much like the great poets of history, have by and large been […]