Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Marshall Chapman Special on The Paul Leslie Hour

Marshall Chapman is a guitarist, singer-songwriter, published author, actor, performer, spoken word artist and recording artist. Marshall Chapman has written and performed with the likes of Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and John Hiatt and her songs have been covered by people ranging from Conway Twitty, Joe Cocker and Irma Thomas. Marshall Chapman joins us to talk about her latest album “Big Lonesome,” which she produced with Michael Utley. “Big Lonesome” is her 12th album, the sixth release on Tallgirl Records. “Big Lonesome,” is in our opinion her finest record, dedicated to the late Tim Krekel. Tim Krekel was planning to record a duet album with Chapman, when Krekel was diagnosed with cancer. Three months later he passed away. “Big Lonesome” was inspired by Tim Krekel, whose voice and guitar appear on the album.

As anyone who listens in will hear, Marshall Chapman makes for an entertaining and interesting interview. She interviewed a number of artists herself, for her second and latest book “They Came to Nashville,” wherein Music City Legends share their stories with Chapman. Marshall Chapman is also a contributing editor for Garden & Gun magazine and appears in the film “Country Strong” playing Gwyneth Paltrow’s character’s road manager.

The music from “Big Lonesome” is as real as it comes…her pleasant, unique speaking voice coupled with her storytelling background make for one of the most unique interviews we’ve ever featured.

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