Michael Chapman celebrates his 75th birthday

Michael Chapman celebrates his 75th birthday
Photograph by Andru Chapman

In recent years, the revered British guitarist and songwriter has seen his classic Harvest records from the 70’s reissued by Light In the Attic, and he’s toured with Bill Callahan, Kurt Vile, Thurston Moore, Ryley Walker and Bonnie “Prince” Billy.

On the eve of the Fully Qualified Survivor’s 75th birthday (January 24th), his latest album Fish finds Chapman vital as ever, garnering heaps of praise from the likes of MOJO (8/10), Record Collector (5/5), and UNCUT (4/5).

Tompkins Square also released Chapman’s 2010 double CD Trainsong : Guitar Compositions 1967-2010 and a 2012 tribute album, Oh Michael, Look What You’ve Done : Friends Play Michael Chapman (TSQ 2707) featuring Hiss Golden Messenger, William Tyler, Lucinda Williams and Thurston Moore among others.

Artist’s website: http://www.michaelchapman.co.uk/

A classic – ‘Naked Ladies And Electric Ragtime’: