The New York Times calls multiple Grammy winner Tom Chapin“one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” Adult albums and kids’ albums, contemporary folk and pop, Chapin spans styles and generations. For more than thirty years, Chapin has entertained, amused and enlightened audiences of all ages with life-affirming original songs told in a sophisticated array of musical styles. Tom’s remarkable musicianship, great songwriting and personal warmth shine through whether he’s performing in a concert hall, an outdoor festival, a school, in front of a symphony orchestra or in an intimate coffeehouse. Chapin’s live performances engage the hearts, minds and imaginations of children and adults alike. Parents Magazine says, “Nobody today is writing and performing better kids’ songs than Tom Chapin . . . the Pied Piper of children’s music.”
In addition to releasing 20 critically acclaimed recordings for families and adults, Chapin’s varied career has taken him to Broadway as lead in the musical “Pump Boys and Dinettes,” off-Broadway as musical director of both “Cotton Patch Gospel” and “Harry Chapin: Lies & Legends” and on television as host of “Make A Wish” on ABC, and as host of the documentary series “National Geographic Explorer.” He has contributed satiric topical songs to National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, poking fun at social and scientific trends in the news; and appeared in a cameo role in Jonathan Demme's 2004 remake of “The Manchurian Candidate.”
Two new CD’s one for families and one for adults are scheduled for release this year. A new live family DVD is also in the works.
Tom works tirelessly on behalf of many charitable organizations. He is on the Board of Directors of WHYHunger, a hunger organization founded in 1975 by Tom’s late brother, singer / songwriter / humanitarian Harry Chapin. He is active in environmental causes; and is working to get music and the arts back in schools. For more information, visit: www.tomchapin.com