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Chapin Tribute Show To Perform in Cleveland on June 27

February 7, 2001

What: Chapin Tribute Show
Where: Cleveland, Ohio
When: June 27, 2001

UPDATE: This was live on the front page of the site for a couple of days. Unfortunately, this event actually happened last year. Paul had a problem with Microsoft Outlook and the e-mail was just sent to the webmaster now! Paul writes, "It was a big success with literally standing-room-only tickets being sold on the day of the concert. We raised about $1000 for the Chapin foundation. Josh was there and said a few words about the foundation and even sang a chorus of Circle."

Paul Feezel has written in to share the following information:

Brian, just wanted to let you know about a concert I will be involved in at Cain Park in Cleveland. On June 27 we will be performing a 2 hour show of Harry's music and life. This will be the 3rd time we have done the show--the other two times were private fund raisers one associated with World Hunger (Harry's baby). The proceeds from this show will go to the Chapin Foundation or a charity of their choice in the Cleveland area. Tickets will be available through and I think will be $16.95. It is a fairly small venue around 230 seats but should be a fun event.

Oh ya, I guess I should tell you a little about our rag-tag group. The leader is an old Ohio State roomate of mine, Gary Robuck, who is a Rabbi in his day job. The guitarist is a huge Chapin fan and local struggling musician. The chellist is a librarian and the bassist is the only one who actually make a living as a musician. Me, I'm the drummer and am the Director of Information Services for a local company during the day. Anyway thought you might like to know and pass it along to other Chapin fans or put it on your website. Let me know if you want more information or artwork.

Paul Feezel


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Originally given a working title of Sweet City Suite, the album tells the story of various characters one might run into in a city. The album features the original studio versions of Chapin classics "A Better Place to Be" and "Circle." But perhaps more importantly (as those songs are already well-distributed on compilation CDs), the album features seemingly lost Chapin stories, including "And the Baby Never Cries," "Burning Herself," "Barefoot Boy," and "Woman Child."

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