Michael Chapman died today at the age of 80.
He was a part of that tremendous English folk scene of the 60s/70s and was a great musician.
Here he is performing a wonderful version of “Among The Trees” [.mp4 copy]:
Announcement of death on his official Instagram page
Michael Chapman: British folk musician dies aged 80 – The Guardian [c]
Michael Chapman: the man who connects Elton, Bowie, Nick Drake and Sonic Youth – The Guardian [c]
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I checked out the band the Outlaws today on the recommendation of my Dad. I’m only a few albums deep, but they’re pretty great so far. They’re country rock and fall somewhere between the Eagles and Lynyrd Skynyrd musically. The debut album “Outlaws” is a 8/10 powerhouse, ending with the nine minute monster “Green Grass & High Tides” (Spotify / YouTube) that towards the end of the song has some of the greatest guitar you’ll ever hear. Somehow they flew under my radar until now. Check them out. Worth your time.