Fri 10/24 Rockford, IL
Sat 10/25 Chicago, IL
Sun 10/26 Mendota, IL
Sun 11/2 Riverdale, NY
Fri 11/7 Ann Arbor, MI
My first lyric video - from The Incredible Flexible You
We're so proud that the CD has won:
Parents' Choice Gold Award
Family Choice Award
Creative Child CD Of The Year Award
Mom's Choice Gold Award
Academics' Choice Smart Media Award
My brother Harry Chapin
co-founded WhyHunger in 1975.
I have been a proud board member since the beginning, and have seen how WhyHunger has touched
the lives of millions of people as
a strong advocate for innovative, community-based solutions to hunger and poverty.
You can get more information about hunger and poverty in America, and you can make a donation by visiting their website, www.whyhunger.org
The Incredible Flexible You
12 brand new catchy, singable, kid-friendly, and adult-safe songs
to play in the classroom, in the home, or in the family car.
The powerful ideas and strategies of Social Thinking®,
now directed to pre-school and early elementary youngsters,
have been put to music
by award-winning songwriters Phil Galdston & Tom Chapin.
by Deborah Lee Rose
In this tender rhyming picture book, a mother readies her child for bed. Their nighttime ritual includes bathtime, brushing teeth, hugs, and a storybook read aloud. Once tucked under the covers with stuffed animals, the child is lulled to sleep, watched over by her night-light and puppy friend. This is a wonderful bedtime story with sweet text by Deborah Lee Rose, complemented by the warm illustrations of Dan Andreasen.
I put the words to this children's book to music.
Song available for download
on CD Baby and iTunes.
Book and song sold separately.
"There will never be a magic book that puts every child to sleep, but this hushed cadence is certain to soothe"
for a lifetime spent making and sharing music,
being a citizen of America and the world, acting locally
and thinking globally, teaching us how to sing together,
work together, dream together of a better, sustainable planet.
I feel blessed to have had so many chances to connect with Pete
- a hero of mine since childhood -
and always, it seems, for a good cause.
The last time was in November, 2013,
at the Towne Crier Café in Beacon, NY,
to celebrate the 65th anniversary of the creation of the Weavers.
To quote my friend Scott Ainslie:
"Mandela and Seeger. My oh my. Heaven is in for it."
Photo © 2013 Tom Chapin
Give PEAS A Chance
14 brand new songs about Good Food and the Green Earth,
including locally grown and eaten food, Farmer's Markets,
school lunches, the joy of slow food, junk food, picky eating,
home gardening, honey bees, the food chain, hunger.
THE CHAPINS on the Merv Griffin Show - August 4, 1965
Left to Right:
Jim Chapin on drums, Tom Chapin, Harry Chapin, Steve Chapin
GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION is a feature-length documentary about the Greenwich Village music scene and how it sparked everlasting political, social and cultural changes. For the first time, the greatest singer-songwriters, authors and performers from Greenwich Village reflect on how they collectively became the voice of a generation. Through poignant interviews, rare archival footage and new live performances, GREENWICH VILLAGE: MUSIC THAT DEFINED A GENERATION tells a story about community, courage and most importantly – music. Tom was one of the many people interviewed for this documentary. Produced by Laura Archibald. Take a look at the trailer!
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