WRSI (The River 93.9) – Chandler Travis Philharmonic interview and performance

On our recent swing through New York and Western Massachusetts, we stopped by the studios of WRSI (The River – 93.9FM in Northampton, MA). Host Joan Holliday of Live on the Riversound Cafe interviewed Chandler and we played a couple of songs.

We also recorded some short promos – “93 9 The River” sung a […]

WAMC (Northeast Public Radio) – Chandler interview

Chandler was interviewed by Sarah LaDuke for WAMC‘s program “The Roundtable” to help promote our recent show at The Linda in Albany, NY. The interview was broadcast on November 19.

An archived copy of the interview is available here.


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 […]

Schenectady Daily Gazette – Chandler Travis Returns

Like Lyle Lovett & His Large Band, Chandler Travis makes both big, or large, sounds and more intimate music by dividing and recombining bands. Deep in Travis’s musical DNA – whatever ensemble he’s leading – is engaging playfulness, encyclopedic musical knowledge and a bold willingness to surprise even himself. His biggest band, so far, is […]

Albany Times Union – In the Spotlight

Chandler Travis Philharmonette

The curiously named Chandler Travis Philharmonette is from Eastham, Mass. (Cape Cod) and led by the aforementioned Chandler Travis, who many know from cult band the Incredible Casuals.

The group is a fun-filled nine-piece “Alternative Dixieland omnipop band” born basically on a dare in 1996 at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Mass., […]

Vanilla Means Never Having To Say You’re Chandler Travis

The Noise (Boston): Cover Story, February 2010

by Joe Coughlin

There’s so much constantly going on with this guy, there’s barely enough room for his own words here. Conveniently, he was pretty economical with ’em anyway, which is bound to happen when you’re distracted from writing your next boatload of killer songs (and the writer’s […]

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 […]

Schenectady Daily Gazette – Chandler Travis promises outrageous event

by Michael Hochanadel

Edition: Schenectady/Albany; Final Section: D: Life & Arts Page: D2

The Chandler Travis Philharmonic may be about the most fun you can have with your clothes on — as goofy and musically various as NRBQ (with whom they often performed) at their peak — peaks, actually — NRBQ had about four peaks. […]

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 […]

Puremusic interview with Chandler Travis

It was the last time that I went to Folk Alliance, this singer songwriter convention. It was in San Diego that year, February of 2004, that I first ran into Chandler Travis.

Several floors of a moderately good hotel are rented out by the convention, and myriad rooms are hosting “showcases” where a singer […]