All About Jazz – “Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!” Review

Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows! (2010)


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By Mark Saleski

When I was a little kid, we used to take vacations out on Cape Cod. Back then there was a target ship anchored out in […]

All Music Guide – “Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!” review

Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows! Chandler Travis Philharmonic 3 1/2 stars (out of 5)

by William Ruhlmann

Guitarist and singer Chandler Travis is a bandleader with a sense of humor, and his nonet Chandler Travis Philharmonic can be described as a sort of demented Dixieland outfit, notably on the leadoff track on this album, “Mid-Morning in […]

Daily New Hampshire Gazette – Clubland: Chandler Travis Philarmonic at Iron Horse

By KEN MAIURI Gazette Contributing Writer

From the new kids on the block to the New England band from another universe: the Chandler Travis Philharmonic swings in from the outer reaches (of Cape Cod) for a big show at the Iron Horse on Friday at 10 p.m.

The CTP is related to NRBQ not just […]

Nippertown (Albany, NY) – CD: THe Chandler Travis Philharmonic’s “Blows!”

Chandler Travis Philharmonic: Blows(Sonic Trout, 2010):

“Stupendous * Startling * Stunning * Zesty * Extraordinary * Jaw-Dropping * Moist”

Those are the bold-faced adjectives that are splayed across the inside cover of the latest digital-friendly disc that’s dropped from the slightly surreal mind of Chandler Travis and his equally off-center band. And the only one […]

The Noise (Boston) – “Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!” review

Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows!


CHANDLER TRAVIS PHILHARMONIC Sonic Trout Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows! 12-song CD

Zesty! Stunning! Startling! …these are but words written on the CD package. And I might have gotten the title of the disc wrong—it could be It’s a Chan’s Chan’s Chan’s World—or Soul Brother #764—or Is It Yes Or […]

Barnstable Patriot – “Chandler Travis Philarmonic Blows!” Review

Written by Kathleen Szmit

Chandler Travis blows. With his funky Philharmonic he also swings, grooves, croons, and clearly has a helluva blast doing so.

One of the things I love about this latest CD from the Cape’s quirky musician is the delightfully personal feel of having been invited to an afternoon jam session, complete with […]

Blurt Oline – “After She Left” review

Chandler Travis – After She Left

Chandler Travis After She Left (Six Stars)

Blessedly, in this age of instant global communication and overnight YouTube/American Idol/Susan Boyle superstars, there are still such things as regional favorites. In their home bases, their followings have enabled them to keep going for years, even decades, honing their […]

The Noise (Boston) – “Another Christmas Gift For You” review

Another Christmas Gift For You


VARIOUS ARTISTS Sonic Trout Another Christmas Gift For You 21 songs

As someone who hates Christmas, and REALLY hates Christmas music, this is a perversely enjoyable surprise. Sonic Trout are label-hosts mainly to Chandler Travis Philharmonic and The Incredible Casuals, but many a furry friend and oddball offshoot […]

Village Voice – Concert Preview (Rodeo Bar, 11/8/09)

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic

by Richard Gehr

Kitschy, excessive, rambunctious, and unfettered, Cape Cod songwriter Chandler Travis’s immodestly named nine-piece group is not unlike a classic-pop reflection of the late Sun Ra’s Arkestra. That being said, Travis recently released a rare and unexpectedly sincere solo album, After She Left, and will surely stir some of […]

The Noise (Boston) – “After She Left” review

Chandler Travis Sonic Trout After She Left 11-song CD

This ain’t your grandfather’s Chandler Travis, but it could be your grandfather, and that’s fine. Gone (just for the moment, mind yez) are the multiple horns, the whiplashin’ backbeat, the groan-inducing lyrical punnery (well, for the most part), the preposterous headwear, and overall circus vibe we […]