The Chapin Family has a special place in American Roots Music
Gold Coast Arts Center is proud to present an evening of contemporary folk music at the Jeanne Rimsky Theatre, at Landmark on Main, located in Port Washington, NY. In the long rich history of Family Groups in American Roots Music, the Chapin Family has a special place. When this family of performers comes together, magic happens.
Tom Chapin is a famous singer, songwriter and activist. His career spans five decades, 27 albums and three Grammy Awards. Lily and Abigail Chapin are singing, songwriting sisters known for pristine harmonies and haunting melodies. They’ve been compared to sister-acts of old and Appalachian family groups, yet their original songs and arrangements have a contemporary feel.
The New York Times calls Tom Chapin “One of the great personalities in contemporary folk music.” As a music-maker, Chapin has maintained two long and productive parallel careers, as a respected contemporary folk artist and as a pioneer in the field of children’s music. Tom’s concerts feature strong, intelligent songwriting with clear, engaging vocals and the intricate, melodic guitar work that has become his trademark. Chapin’s infectious songcraft, sterling musicianship and personal warmth consistently shine through.
Making music that The New York Times praises as “tantalizingly close to beauty”, The Chapin Sisters carry on a proud family musical legacy. Since 2005 the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content.”
Tom, along with bandmate Michael Mark on electric bass, Jon Cobert on piano, and The Chapin Sisters, will headline this exclusive benefit concert for Gold Coast Arts at the Jeanne Rimsky Theatre on Thursday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Gold Coast Arts will also be collecting non-perishable food items and canned goods at the concert for Long Island Cares. The Harry Chapin Food Bank has been on a mission to feed Long Island’s food insecure and stamp out the root causes of hunger since its founding by the late Harry Chapin (brother of Tom and uncle of the Chapin sisters) in 1980.
Ticket prices start at $75, $25 for children 12 and under. VIP tickets include a Meet and Greet with The Chapins and front of house seating. Sponsorship opportunities are available and include all the VIP benefits. For more information on this special event and to purchase tickets please visit www.goldcoastarts.org/event/chapin-concert-event/, or call 516-829-2570.
About Gold Coast Arts
Gold Coast Arts is a 501(c)(3) multi-arts organization dedicated to promoting the arts through education, exhibition, performance, and outreach for more than 25 years. Tens of thousands of people through- out the Long Island region benefit from the Center’s offerings: School for the Arts, which holds year-round classes in visual and performing arts for students of all ages and abilities; a public art gallery; concert and lecture series; film screenings and discussions; the annual Gold Coast International Film Festival; and initiatives that focus on senior citizens and underserved communities. These initiatives include artist residencies, after-school programs, school assemblies, teacher-training workshops, and parent-child workshops. The Gold Coast Arts Center’s programs are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, the Town of North Hempstead, Nassau County IDA and many corporate, foundation and individual sponsors. The Gold Coast Arts Center is an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts “Partners in Education” program and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.goldcoastarts.org.
—Submitted by the Gold Coast Arts Center