Why You Been Gone So Long?

“Why You Been Gone So Long” -the Catbirds with Sarah Swain (bass and lead vocal) at O’Shea’s Olde Inn, Dennis, MA., March 18, 2017, recorded by Mark Usher.

We’ve been playing this old David Allen Coe chestnut in the Catbirds for ages, and Steve Wood’s been playing it even longer; this is the slow version, […]

Hold Me In Your Arms

“Hold Me In Your Arms” – Chandler Travis with Jon Evans (string bass) and Jerome Deupree (drum); recorded at the Provincetown Town Hall, April 15, 2017, by Chris Blood.

I had never heard of this Eddie Holman song until this year, when my longtime friend and colleague, Rob Hart (the Bully of Broadcasting), included […]

A Walk in the Park

“A Walk in the Park” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonette, recorded July 15, 2017, at a Castle Hill fundraiser at Edgewood Farm in Truro by The Valet.

Written last June on a gorgeous day while walking through Central Park from 97th St., and eventually to B.B. King’s on 42nd St. to see NRBQ. Don’t […]

Alan Alda

“Alan Alda“- Chandler Travis Philharmonette at Edgewood Farms, Truro, July 15, 2017, recorded by The Valet.

So we’re playing at a Castle Hell fundraiser at Edgewood Farms in Truro and Kami requests that we invent a song called “Alan Alda” on the spot because there’s a guy in the crowd that looks exactly to her […]

Fish Out of Water

“Fish Out of Water” – the Catbirds, recorded live at O’Shea’s Olde Inn, March 18th, 2017, by Mark Usher, mixed by Mark Usher and Chandler Travis. This is just a cover of a Ronnie Dawson song that we used to frequently open with, as it seemed to be a good way to make friends.

Ronnie […]

Bud and Froony

 

“Thank You Song” – Ct demo, circa 2008, recorded at Kelp Manor. From the new album “Bud and Froony“, a collection of songs written and recorded over the years for various Travis family occasions, most of which started life as Chandler demos, but the Incredible Casuals and the Chandler Travis Philharmonic also make […]

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 Third Thing (home demo)

“The Third Thing“- Chandler demo, recorded at Fields Aplenty, Truro, MA, probably in May, 2017.

Most recent entry in our long running series of instrumentals with the word “thing” in the title, and definitely a ripoff of the general vibe of “The Third Man Theme”, which I’ve always loved; not sure yet what we’re going […]

July 4 hat trick three-way video spectacular!!

“Mid-morning in Moscow” – the Chandler Travis Philharmonic at Herring Cove, Provincetown, MA, Sept. 4, 2016, shot by Belinda. We’ve posted many different versions of this one, because we always have a great time playing it; with our first Herring Cove show of the season coming up this Wednesday, and this being another damn fine […]

A Brand-New Variety of Travis/Greenberger Collaboration!

 

“When It Started It Seemed Like a Joke but Then It Just Got Long and Boring” by David Greenberger, 21 June 2017 (ink and colored pencil on paper, image area 7.25 inches square.)

In a marked departure, this week’s Song of the Weak is a drawing by one of my favorite artists and […]