Chandler Travis

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Chandler Travis

Chandler Travis has had a long and checkered career in the world of show biz, beginning in in the seventies when he and Steve Shook joined up as Travis Shook and the Club Wow. Besides achieving much popularity on the east coast, the duo brought their peculiar blend of comedy and music all over the U.S. and to the nationwide television audience on such programs as the Tonight Show, the Midnight Special, and Dick Cavett. Along the way, they released an album and appeared on stage with everyone from Bonnie Raitt to Bruce Springsteen to especially good pals NRBQ and George Carlin (with whom they toured for many years) to Elvis Costello to– well, you get the idea. In 1980, Travis was a founding member of the Incredible Casuals, who released four albums (not counting 2007′s “Best Of” collection, “World Championship Songs”), toured consistantly all over the world, and are still at it, much to the delight of a small but rabid international following. In 1988, Chandler began moonlighting as a solo performer, presenting the unlikely mixture of oddball humor and incisive songwriting that continue to be his trademark and appearing with such diverse acts as 10,000 Maniacs, Mose Allison, Roger McGuinn, and (deja vu perhaps?) George Carlin. Upon the arrival of the critically lauded “writer-songsinger” CD, the solo career kicked into high gear with two successful west coast tours and a European jaunt in 1993. Late in 1996 (much to his own surprise and delight), Travis found himself fronting a nine-piece band, the modestly monikered Chandler Travis Philharmonic -probably the world’s only alternative dixieland / omnipop band. Their debut CD, “Let’s Have a Pancake”, was released in 2000 after his second solo effort, 1999’s “Ivan in Paris”, and four more “official” Philharmonic albums followed, all on the Sonic Trout label, the most recent being 2010′s “The Chandler Travis Philharmonic Blows“. There’s also the 26 other full-length CDs in the improbable and ground-breaking RadioBall series (which includes many home-burnt Philharmonic CDs, Travis and Shook’s “Weekend on Mt. Cod“, a couple live solo CDs, and three more Casuals releases). An uncharacteristically calm and reflective solo release from 2009, “After She Left” completes the list of “official” releases; meanwhile, additional new songs, videos, and recordings can be found on a regular basis at chandlertravis.com.

Tarnation And Alastair Sim (Aka 'Kitty')
Song
It's Almost Christmas Again Favorite License Buy
I'm Chandler's Butterfly Favorite License Buy
Ronalto Favorite License Buy
Truck Hits Man - "The Horn Melted!" Favorite License Buy
Apple Possum Time (Part One) Favorite License Buy
Wireless Favorite License Buy
Brown Eyed Girl Favorite License Buy
Balzac Without Balzac Favorite License Buy
Do The Flaw Favorite License Buy
Strong Strong String Favorite License Buy
Money Won't Buy You Happiness Favorite License Buy
Unibrow Man Oatmeal #1 Favorite License Buy
'Tis The Season To Be Reversed Favorite License Buy
Friday, 2:28 Am Favorite License Buy
Balzac Favorite License Buy
Drip, Fer Chrissake Favorite License Buy
Dance Godammit Favorite License Buy
Jesus Teaches Lloyd Price About Remote Controls Favorite License Buy
Here's Dinner Favorite License Buy
Nola Favorite License Buy
Must Be Love Favorite License Buy
Flaw Goes Surfin' Favorite License Buy
Checking On Yoko's Flight Favorite License Buy
Yoko At The Airport Favorite License Buy
Fluffy To The Point Of Curliness Favorite License Buy
Sparky's Industrial Popsicle Favorite License Buy
Sunday, 11:56-Call Back Asap Favorite License Buy
Eje Ka Jo Favorite License Buy
Mr. Fleming's Outer Beauty Favorite License Buy
The Bridge Going This Way Favorite License Buy
Festering Hope Ministries Presents: The Flaw Favorite License Buy
Ronald Favorite License Buy
Vasco Da Gama Favorite License Buy
Apples For Charlie Favorite License Buy
Biting Paw Paw Favorite License Buy
Giant Bug Bites Back Favorite License Buy
Apple Possum Time, Parts 2 & 3 Favorite License Buy
Monday, 12:43 Am - Still A Little Concerned Favorite License Buy
Climactic Arrival In Florida Of Dirigible Long Thought Favorite License Buy
Silencio Favorite License Buy
Can't Think Of Anything Favorite License Buy
Totally Toiletry Tree Tyme! Favorite License Buy
Unibrow Man Oatmeal Too Favorite License Buy
Dinosaurs Favorite License Buy
Unibrow Oatmeal Man Tree Favorite License Buy
Hopelessly Out Of Step Favorite License Buy
Takin' The Ol' 636 Favorite License Buy
I've Been Workin' On The Railroad (Land Speed Record) Favorite License Buy


Writer-Songsinger
Song
I Threw Some Meat Into The Pond Favorite License Buy
She Knows How Favorite License Buy
When Can We Do This Again? Favorite License Buy
House Of Dance Favorite License Buy
This Radio Station Favorite License Buy
Spanish Harlem Incident Favorite License Buy
Ya Su Favorite License Buy
New Version Of Us Favorite License Buy
Sex Is Bad Favorite License Buy
It Don't Really Matter (Shook) Favorite License Buy
Family's Family Favorite License Buy
With Both Of My Feet Planted Firmly In Mid-Air Favorite License Buy
Drums, Vocals, Guitars Favorite License Buy
Small Talk Favorite License Buy
As Burt Lancaster Said Favorite License Buy