Bocce & Bourbon: The Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic has kept a low profile the past couple of years while Chandler has enjoyed developing two great new bands, the Catbirds and the Chandler Travis Three-O (the latter being a smaller, satellite version of the Philharmonic -both delivered critically acclaimed debut albums in 2013), but we’re back with a vengeance in […]

Chandler Travis Three-O – This is What Bears Look Like Underwater

The Three-O (Fred Boak, John Clark, Berke McKelvey, and Chandler Travis -because what’s a Three-O without four people?)’s debut album is the classic length (twelve songs), plus a couple of fan favorites (NRBQ’s “Things To You” and the Fab Four’s “In My Life”), recorded over the last year or so at Trout Towers Casino and […]

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!

The only time we ever had a studio recording session with the full Philharmonic all in attendance at one time was about eleven years ago for four of the tracks that ended up on “Let’s Have a Pancake” – until now. Twelve tracks, recorded live in the studio, no overdubs to speak of, band happy […]

Chandler Travis – After She Left

Chandler’s first solo CD since 1998’s “Ivan in Paris” features many of the usual CTP suspects – Keith Spring, Rikki Bates, Dinty Child, Mark Chenevert, Ken Field, etc., plus new bassist John Clark- and definitely is his quietest, most romantic effort to date, featuring nine new originals, plus Steve Shook’s first new song in decades, […]

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Tarnation and Alastair Sim (a/k/a “Kitty”)

The first Chandler Travis Philharmonic album in five years makes up for lost time with forty-eight (yes- 48!) tracks of utter insanity, including magnum opuses like “I’m Chandler’s Butterfly”, complete with sitar, mandocello, and 4 drum kits; the afro-pop influenced “Vasco Da Gama”, which features about 50 vocal tracks; the Dave Brubeck-ish instrumental “Ronald”; and […]

Another Christmas Gift For You from Sonic Trout Records

A collection of 21 holiday favorites (mostly originals) by Chandler Travis and his various musical pals, including the Incredible Casuals and the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, all in a variety of flimsy disguises, not to mention the amazing Steve “Woo-Woo” Wood and Pete Labonne (who is a genius) -all now re-mastered, edited down, and spiffed up […]

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Llama Rhymes

The CTP 2003 model comes with more songs, more musicians, bigger sets, more lavish costumes… why, it’s positively bloated with pure quality and prairie goodness, not to mention guest star appearances from Boston-area favorites Bleu, Ramona Silver, and Suzi Lee; NRBQ’s Johnny Spampinato; and even George Carlin (famous comedian!) A true, deep, lasting piece of […]

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Let’s Have a Pancake!

The official studio debut of the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, and Chandler’s first all-studio album in more than two decades, AND the album that first introduced the world to the delights of alternative dixieland music! This reckless aggregation of disparate instruments (horns, mandocello, accordion, guitar) and reckless ideas has been throwing music aficionados for serious loops […]

Chandler Travis – Ivan in Paris

Aided and abetted by a large and varied cast including drummer Abe Laboriel Jr., seven-string jazz guitarist Fred Fried, Incredible Casuals bandmates Aaron Spade and Steve Wood, producer Bill Scheniman, and a host of others, Travis leans toward the quiet side on his second solo effort, but doesn’t fall over entirely. (for reviews of “Ivan”, […]

Chandler Travis – writer-songsinger

Chandler’s solo debut featuring eleven Travis originals, a collaboration with lyricist David Greenberger (Men & Volts, Duplex Planet), a song by Steve Shook, (the other half of Travis Shook and the Club Wow), Bob Dylan’s “Spanish Harlem Incident”, and an Armenian-sounding adaptation of “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” that no one really wants to take […]