Michael Chapman - 50




Streaming above - it’s an album to commemorate his 50 years as a performer, sounding really great, anyone who likes Steve Gunn should check this out as he was involved and it has his fingerprints all over it. Obviously he was influenced by Chapman and others like him, so it’s all a big lovely folk rock cycle.

The only other album of his I have is Fully Qualified Survivor, which has some wizard folk fingerpicking bits and also some bits with Mick Ronson riffing on so it sounds like a Yorkshire Bowie. Anyone know any of his other stuff?


I love fully qualified survivor, nice to hear he is still going!


I’ve been meaning to delve into this dude’s back catalogue for years. like, I think I listened to the Trainsong record and Fully Qualified Survivor a few years back but didn’t give them the attention they deserve.

there’s like, eleven other records I have on my list by him that are supposed to be good, a handful from recent years too. better get on it.