to benefit the Friends of the Wendell Free Library
$6 - $15 (978) 544-5557ChrisScanlon.com
When they see him on the bill, his fans might ask themselves "which Chris Scanlon will it be?" Is it the one that rocks hard with his band of Valley all-star musicians, The Other Guys? Or the one that plays heartfelt ballads with his soaring voice? Or the one that interprets classic songs and artists and makes them his own? Or all of the above?
You never know with Chaka, as he is affectionately known, a singer-songwriter dubbed by the Valley Advocate "one of the area's great homegrown talents." Whether presenting academic papers at the Bruce Springsteen Archives at Monmouth University, playing the rock opera "Tommy" for private parties, transforming himself into artists like The Kinks, Tom Waits or Prince for tribute nights, or rocking his catchy original songs at Food Truck Friday and First Night Northampton ... the guy keeps busy.
Born and raised in New Jersey (he had the same high school history teacher as The Boss), Scanlon took the Garden State Parkway north one day to Western Mass and planted his flag there for good. He spent several years in the folk/rock/pop quartet Plump. The band was lauded in both the Daily Hampshire Gazette and Valley Advocate and was a finalist in the WRSI band contest. Eventually Scanlon went out on his own. His first album, "u-turn" was a valentine to his youth as well as the New Jersey we all carry with us.Celebrating thirty five years, the Wendell Full Moon Coffeehouse is the longest running non-profit venue in New England; where every show is for the Benefit of Local Environmental and Service Organizations.
Open Mic begins at 7:30. For Open Mic sign-up, directions and further information please visit our website: www.wendellfullmoon.org