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* The Poly: Brit folk legend Michael Chapman plays The Poly Falmouth, Sunday April 3
Posted Mar 30, 2011 - 12:15 PM
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Events A guitar double bill, featuring the magnificent Yorkshireman Michael Chapman with William Tyler of Nashville opening the night. Tickets are £7 from Jam & The Poly 01326 319461...

Michael Chapman began his career on the Cornish folk circuit in 1967. He signed to the Harvest label, home to Pink Floyd, Deep Purple and many others, recording four quasi-legendary albums and touring with John Martyn, Roy Harper, John Fahey and John Mayall. He was championed by John Peel in the 70s who called the recently re-issued album ‘Fully Qualified Survivor’ his favourite of 1970.

William Tyler is well-known for his work as part of Lambchop and Silver Jews and has just released the album 'Behold The Spirit'. His recent tour dates supporting Yo La Tengo caused a whole heap of excitement in the US, and he's now he's coming to spread the magic over here.

Reactions to the album have been widely euphoric, Pitchfork talking of "the grace and elocution of Behold the Spirit, the debut from young Nashville guitarist William Tyler. Arguably the most vital, energized album by an American solo guitarist in a decade or more, it accepts Fahey's legacy while escaping its shadow. Moreover, it's simply a joy to hear."

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