is my pleasure to make the first series of releases available from my recent
enterprises. Between late August and the middle of October I performed in
Finland, Sweden, the Russian Federation and the states of Maine, Massachusetts,
New York and New Jersey. These travels presented plenty of opportunities to do
fine quality live recording and undertake new studio projects.
The celebration of Doc Chad's Psychedelic Studios continues
with releases of both all new and newly reworked archive material,
never before released.
EXCITING NEW RELEASE! SPECIAL PRICE FOR DOUBLE CD
The amazing sounds of the 2017 IWW Band are now here for the enjoyment of
one and all, thanks to
the folks who managed to limp down to Neptune’s for the January Monday night
series, this gathering
of performers including all three of my daughters and some of my longest-running
cohorts pulled off
a repertoire of pieces that should both satisfy and surprise my followers.
I defy anyone to come up with a band with a set list such as this!
These are exciting live recordings originating with a ZOOM but treated to
EQ and mastering until we have a sound that is really fun to listen to. The double CD is available for the single price, $10 plus postage
I am excited about these two new cds:
In October I rehearsed a quintet for a live recording session in
Boston. This material came out very well and I am happy to present
LETS GET WEIRD BUT COMFORTABLE, a
superbly recorded and mixed collection of material featuring myself with
Jeb Bishop, trombone/Jorrit Dykstra, saxophone/Nate McBride, bass and
Curt Newton, bass. An audience member described the band as "weird but
comfortable" and this became the name of the combo, others that have
heard this phrase are developing it into a life philosophy. The set
includes music by Theloniius Monk, Misha Mengelberg, Steve Lacy, Duke
Ellington, Doc Chad, Willie Nelson and The James Gang.
More of the Monk material with this band spills over
into the second dIsc, MONKS DREAM WITH WORDS.
This disc featuring three different band combinations collects all my
material up til now with sets of lyrics for Thelonious Monk tunes. In
addition to Weird But Comfortable, there is a track with the Arbe Garbe
Band (Berlosoconi's take on Ruby My Dear) and the results of three
different recording sessions at the Degenfeld "German Hippie Farmhouse"
studio with Ekehard Rossli, saxophone and Schroeder, drums, both
stalwart members of the ongoing Doc Chad Contemporary Rock Band project.
The "super!" Degenfeld collection of vintage instruments is utilized to
give this collection a rich guitar sound. If you are familiar with my
discography you know I love Monk and creating sets of lyrics is one of
my favorite pastimes for his music, meanwhile we all keep practicing
trying to play these songs as well as possible.
BOTH CDS FOR $20 PLUS POSTAGE AND YOU GET A FREE BOXHOLDER CD AS WELL,
Here are the my other releases to close out 2016--
This is the live recording of my solo concert from the recent Apostisis festival
in St. Petersburg, Russia.
Features Travelin' Soldier, Old Piano, Drive On, SMLTS, Stone Free, No Reason to
Orange Claw Hammer, Old Blue and surprise bonus archive tracks.
THE DIVINE (DECEASED)
A volume combining recordings from Moscow, Russia; Beacon, New York; Stuttgart,
Germany and Boston, Massachusetts. Solo tracks are combined with live recordings
from the new
Weird But Comfortable Band and the Doc Chad Contemporary Rock Band.
Features The Look of Strumpf, A Leu Cha/Salt Peanuts, Old Dog, Compared to What,
The Shreeve, Dear Lord, Monk's Dream, One More Road to Cross, The Way I am, Lick
my Decals Off, Drive On, Happy New Year, If I Could Only Fly, Hurdy Gurdy Man,
Satellites are Spnnings, Ride my See Saw, No Reason to Quit and Runnin' Kind.
In memory of Merle Haggard.
MUSICAL SOUNDS OF GOLD AND PLATINUM
More, much more, of the tantalizing trip through recordings in
Stutgart, Moscow, Beacon and Boston,
solo and in the new Weird But Comfortable band grouping and ongoing Doc Chad
Contemporary Rock Band.
Tracks are Monk's Dream, 8 Miles High, Dirty Deeds Done DIrt Cheap, Goin' Back,
Hangin' on a Star, Naima, Maybe the People Would Be The Times, One More Road to
Cross, Orange Claw Hammer, Price of Paradise, Psychadelic Basement,
8 Miles High (again!), SLTS, Sunday Mornin Comin' Down
The first release from this new ensemble, featuring Doc Chad and a superb
ensemble of Boston-based musicians:
Jeb Bishop, trombone/Jorrit Dykstra, saxophones and electronics/Curt Newton,
drums/Nate McBride, bass.
The recording was done live at the Lily Pad in Boston--8-track location set up
by Charles Rosina. Great sound!
Bone, Californian Dogface, The Smiling Dwarf, Funny How Time Slips Away, A
Little Disturbing, I Fall to Pieces, Walk Away, Wonderin'/Donna Lee, Zurzday.
MONKS DREAM WITH WORDS
This is the first full collection of recordings I have been doing as I travel
involving the Thelonious Monk songbook
with new lyrics I have been writing. Collaborators include Arbe Garbe, Weird But
Comfortable plus duo and trio combinations with drummer Schroeder and
saxophonist Ekkehard Rossle.
Ruby My Dear, Monks' Dream, Nutty, Monks' Mood, Ask Me Now, Little Rootie Tootie,
I Mean You, Hornin' In,
Think Of One, plus alternate takes
The Boxholder cds mentioned earlier and available now
at discount and along with other orders are:
HEARING IS BELEIVING
One of the final Jack and Jim recordings, Jimmy Carl Black plus Pat Thomas on
keyboards and Schroeder on drums.
THE HILLS HAVE JAZZ A loose grouping of LA-based improvisers dropped by to interpret
jazz classics by Tadd Dameron, Eric Dolphy,
Oliver Lake and Roscoe Mitchell.
THE TEXAS SESSIONS CHAPTER TWO The Texas Tornados rhythm section plus some ringers such as Susan
Alcorn with a toothache get together one
afternoon to freak out on several of my original songs and pieces associated
wtih Doug Sahm.
Recorded now and then with and where...
disc A 1 cinng
2 supplies dwindle
3 monks mood
4 on the unemployment line
5 people will vote for whoever gives them food
6 barefeet and hot pavement
7 just around the corner
8 truth comes marching in
9 dirty deeds done dirt cheap
10 little girls
11 ask me now
disc B 1 cing
2ruby my dear
3 monks mood
4 ask me now
5 satie banjo
7 monk medley
8 sometimes good guys don't wear white
9 apt. #9
10 four strong winds
11 post day of the dead ritual/w va spec
12 girl haunt
13 oh mickey
doc chad solo live and studio/all instruments A 1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 B 1, 5, 7, 8, 9, 13
with Ekkehard Rossle, tenor saxophone
A3, 11 B 3, 4
with Tiny Tim, vocals A4, 7
with DEAD COUNTRY (live in Istanbul) B 6, 10
with CAMPER VAN CHADBOURNE B11
with ARBE GARBE B2
Happy with the results of our recording session, a trio
consisting of me, Schroeder and Ekkehard
convened at our friend Paul's record store in Stuttgart to record
RECORD STORE DAY a live in store set that is quite typical of the sets played on the
BACK TO STAY/BAREFEET AND HOT PAVEMENT/ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD/
LICK MY DECALS OFF BABY/MOLE IN THE GROUND/NUTTY/SUNDAY MORNING COMING
DOWN/DRIVE ON/EVERYDAYS/DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP/MISTY ROSES/MONKS DREAM
This freshly minted CD was made available almost immediately.
It was sold as the tour wound through Holland, Germany, Austria, Turkey and back
In Sofia our intrepid host Svetan came forward with the master
my first Bulgarian solo event, recorded March 2010--
"There Are No Bridges In
Folk Songs Because The Peasants Died Building Them"
OLD PIANO/DOWN THE DRAIN/MOLE IN THE GROUND/BREAKIN' THE LAW EVERY DAY/GOIN'
ACROSS THE SEA/BIRTHDAY SONG/PILE UP ALL ARCHITECTURE/SONG OF QUESTIONS/SONG OF
MIRRORS/A BOTTLE LABELED LOSERS/LAND OF USE TO BE/SHAPES OF THINGS/HAPPY NEW
PEOPLE WILL VOTE FOR WHOEVER GIVES THEM FOOD
I began producing copies of this CD while waiting to meet my wife in Rome. I
used the business center of a Hilton near my own hotel to print train tickets
and cover art and also downloaded an illustrated quote of mine that I thought I
was appropriate, "There are no bridges in folk songs because the peasants died
building them," all the time remembering what Svetan had said looking out toward
the mountains as we took the train back to Sofia from Plovdiv: "In the mountains
there are people living a very old way of life, traditional....they are like
peasants....living in the old way....they sometimes see the devil."
In our last week of driving Schroeder and I worked on what
would become the
MONKEY BAR by the Doc Chad Contemporary Rock Band
The CD is named after a venue in Basel where we played an enjoyable trio show.
It was a long show with a long encore so after careful deliberation we honed the
CD contents down as follows: 8 MILES HIGH/ROCKIN' IN THE FREE WORLD/AUTUMN
LULLABY/SUPPLIES DWINDLE/AFTER THE RAIN/DANGER!/HAPPY NEW YEAR/GRAVEYARD/IF
YOU'VE GOT THE MONEY/SUNDAY MORNIN' COMIN' DOWN/COUNTING THE DAYS/THE CREATOR
HAS A MASTER PLAN/DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRTY CHEAP/OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE/DRIVE ON/RUNNIN'
KIND/NO REASON TO QUIT
MONKEY BAR is the latest addition to the series documenting the activities of
this group and performances of this repertoire. Most of the sales and
distribution of these CDs is at shows by the group but some of the discs have
shown up at my KKK-mart during other shows.
Working back from MONKEY BAR and RECORD STORE DAY, also
available have been these collections:
THE MAN WHO TURNED TO CHAD presents the contents of the in house recording session at
Schroeder's studio with Jan engineering.
I USED TO BE SOMEBODY/DANDELION/SUPPLIES DWINDLE/SONG FOR WES/PEACEFUL
MOMENT/MISPLACED/SCHROEDER BIRTHDAY SONG/PRISONER/SONG FOR ROBERT HARRIS/SONG OF
LONGING/WALK THIS WAY
In the fall 2015 tour we also recorded two quite different
shows, an acoustic set at a cozy Freiburgian haunt and a wild "cowboy" concert
in the dim light of a basement Luzern squatted co-op building. I took the
material from the studio session and combined it with the best parts of these
concerts for three excellent CD sets:
OLD DOG by DOC CHAD CONTEMPORARY ROCK BAND features I USED TO BE
SOMEBODY/PEACEFUL MOMENT/MISPLACED/FALLING OFF THE LONG//SATELLITES ARE
SPINNING/SCHROEDER BIRTHDAY SONG/MISTY ROSES/MOOSE THE MOOCHE/CHERISH/OLD
SUPPLIES DWINDLE by DOC CHAD CONTEMPORARY ROCK BAND features THEME FROM THE VALLEY OF
THE DOLLS/I'LL NEVER SMILE AGAIN/I WANT TO BE WITH YOU ALWAYS/DANDELION/SUPPLIES
DWINDLE/ERONEL/SOUVENIERS/OSCAR FOR TREADWELL/HAPPY NEW YEAR/ONE TALKS/IF I
COULD ONLY FLY/SONG FOR WES/MECHANICAL WORLD/DON'T STOP/SKYLARK/KING OF THE
ROAD/LET'S COOL ONE
TO ROBERT HARRIS by DOC CHAD CONTEMPORARY ROCK BAND features SONG FOR ROBERT
HARRIS/PASTURES OF PLENTY/TIME HAS COME TODAY/BIG RICH TOWN-SATELLITES ARE
SPINNING/SONG OF LONGING/WALK THIS WAY/NEW YEARS RESOVULUTION/HOT BURRITO/WALK
THIS BELFORT STRASSE/FOR WHAT ITS WORTH/UNPRETTY
Examples of music by the American branch of the Doc Chad
contemprorary rock band are not so prevalent, for one thing we have basically no
gigs so recording gigs has been more difficult. Hopefully we can get a studio
project with some of the fine North Carolina players associated with this
LOVE NEVER SAY UGLY is a CD credited to Doc Chad Contemporary Rock Band that was sold
during the 2016 tour and has gotten favorable reaction, it is a grab bag of
tracks, some from area recordings, some from my recent trip to Manhattan and a
live radio broadcast there, even some things from earlier European
tours....Combined personnel includes Lizzie Chadbourne, vocals and banjo/Molly
Chadboure vocals/Dave Doye, mandolin, French horn, guitar/Aaron Bachelder, Ken
Ray Willebrand, drums/Chis Eubanks, cello/Dan Ruccia, viola/Carrie Shull,
oboe/Jeb Bishop, trombone/Sam Gingher, piano/Jimmy Gilmore, electric guitar/Dave
GIRL IN A COUNTRY SONG/NO ONE SONG/BAREFEET AND HOT PAVEMENT/SINGLE GIRL/
ZURZDAY/GIMME SOME LOVIN/ICE SONG/JACKSON/SOMETIMES GOOD GUYS DON'T WAR WHITE/
STRYCHNINE/GET OFF MY CLOUD/U GOT IT BAD/DANGER!
These cds are for sale! Inquire about hot summer deals!
ORDER ONE CD FOR $10 plus $3 postage (USA), $6 (Canada)
or $8 (Europe) and you are showing remarkable restraint, for which you get
compliments but not much beyond that.
ORDER TWO CDS FOR $20 plus $5/$8/$10 postage and you
can have one of the Boxholder cds for free
ORDER THREE CDS FOR $30 PLUS $7/$10/$12 and you can
have two of the Boxholder cds for free
ORDER FOUR CDS FOR $40 PLUS $9/$12/$14 AND you get all
three Boxholder cds for free
ORDER FIVE CDS FOR $50 plus $11/$14/$16 and get all
three Boxholder cds for free plus one more
doc chad cd for free as well, your choice!
inquire about bulk discouts for ordering 6 or more cds in this holiday
season, I will work out a good deal for you!
ORDER THE BOOK DREAMORY DURING THE HOLIDAY
RECEIVE ALL THREE BOXHOLDER CDS FOR FREE
NOTE: The Postal Service now
REQUIRES all overseas packages be sent by Priority Mail Service at an
increased cost. Unfortunately I will need to add a
$10.00 Priority Mail charge
to all overseas shipments.
Orders are prepaid.
707 Longview St.
House of Chadula now has a Paypal account set up to expedite order payments.
utilize Paypal, all you need is my e mail address:
After years in preparation, the Good Doctor has released his most intimate
into the realm of Fine Literature:
is a soft cover perfect bound book with more than 1000 pages.
It weighs in at a bit over 3 pounds, so earns the all important status of
as established by legendary guru Pinky Das Gupta.
It is a collection of my tour and dream diaries, teenage and draft dodging
memoirs and much more. It is my life, up til now, and I am very proud of it.
List price is $36 + shipping.
THIS TESTIMONIAL JUST IN
FROM VERY SATISFIED BRITISH CUSTOMER:
"Dreamory arrived today very pleased and
very good value for
money, many many hours of entertainment will be had from reading this.
very good price for such a large work . . . "
Now available for the hordes of eagerly waiting Chadsters!
DREAMORY Ordering Information:
WITHIN THE UNITED STATES
First Class Postal Service - $54.65 shipped
Postal Media Rate - $40.00 shipped
$62.00 with First Class Postage
$73.00 with International First Class Postage
SAVING TIP: Customers abroad who are frightened at the postage cost
should bear in mind that if they can put together a group order of two, three or
the postal flat rate for up to 20 pounds results in a savings on the postage
over the price of an
individual book order. Inquire for more information,
THEE A BOOK OR THREE'
Customers abroad who notice a Doc Chad tour coming in their direction are
advised it makes good sense to
put it an advance order to have the book brought to you, I am using two methods
books across the ocean for tour sales but because of the weight of these
bastards in neither
case does that mean a huge stock at each show, so far other than the London show
there have been no
'open sales' on the books, just copies delivered to customers (or venue staff)
that have put in an advance order.
YOU CAN NOW PAY YOUR PAL WITH PAY PAL
The House of Chadula now has a Paypal account set up to expedite order payments.
To utilize Paypal, all you need is my e mail address:
For regular snail mail orders by check, etc. see below...
Orders are prepaid.
707 Longview St.
Greensboro NC 27403
While it has got to be the slowest time for gigs since my junior high band imploded,
fans will have a chance to hear me in several
enjoyable locations and situations during the Doc
Chad early April tour—
GEORGIA ON MY MIND!:
Saturday April 1st
Downtown Books and News from 7-8:30 on The Bookstore
Sunday April 2
just added! Pilot Light KNOXVILLE early show
Wednesday April 5
Atlanta 529 club
With the 4th Ward Chadbourne Klezmer Orchestra
Roger Ruzow-cornet, Bill Nittler-bari sx/clarinet,
Bill Pritchard-tuba, Noah Kess-drums
Thursday April 6
Sitting in with Colonel
Decater Vista Room 2536 Lavista
w/Denny Walley from Captain Beefheart, Ike
Stubblefield Motown Master...
and 8 others
Saturday April 22
and once again Doc Chad will be performing,
this time at two different legendary New York state
The Bop Shop in Rochester
460 Monroe Ave Rochester NY 14618
Angry Mom records in Ithaca
Sunwatchers April UPOOL Residency Part III
the final act:
Sunwatchers, Eugene Chadbourne, Maxx Katz as FLOOM,
Wednesday April 26
Doc Chad and the Sunwatchers, live session
on WFMU, 6 pm to be
broadcast April 27—9-12 imaginary radio
Thursday April 27
DC show tbc
Friday April 28
Charlottesville details tba
Saturday May 20
OPOTW Studios 1333 Grove St…..
$10 including beer, several bands! Doors at 8pm
Sunday May 21
New flea market at the Greensboro Farmers Market—Doc
Chad will have a band on premises holding forth.
Saturday June 3
Doc Chad solo Berkeley Café
Stay tuned for summer USA
Fall European tour—
So far including both beach and bach!
September 29-October 1
FESTIVAL ON THE BEACH, Isola d’Elba, Hotel La
Doc Chad in duo with Schroeder, percussion
Sadly these are the only gigs I have confirmed all the way until
October of 2016, when I have been invited to perform Bach on banjo
at the highly prestigious Donaueschingen festival in Germany
Between Oct. 9-28 my drummer partner Schroeder and I will be
hoping to be mount one of our joyful campaigns of sound.
My own activity in Europe may begin prior to that period
and end afterwards, depending on offers
Doc Chad performs excerpts from Bach’s
Goldberg Variations on
fretless banjo at the
Donaueschingen Internatioinal Festival of
Contemporary Music, Germany
Grand return to Stragula with the trio of Schroeder,
Titus Waldenfels, fiddle, lap steel, etc.
Many more dates tba!
Please get in touch if you can help organize a live music event. STAY TUNED FOR NEWS OF MORE DOC CHAD ADVENTURES...
INFORMATION on EUGENE CHADBOURNE email@example.com
IN CONCLUSION, IN THESE TOUGH TIMES, PLEASE GET IN TOUCH IF YOU ARE
INTERESTED IN A DOC CHAD SHOW OR HAVE IDEAS ABOUT VENUES OR CITIES TO
I AM HAPPY TO PROVIDE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT IS NEEDED FOR A
SHOW IN TERMS OF BACKLINE, FINANCES, WHATEVER,
BUT THE QUICKEST
SUMMATION OF MY ENTIRE TOURING PHILOSOPHY HAS BEEN PROVIDED BY
JOE PESCI IN HIS MEMORABLE ROLE IN CASINO: "I GOTTA EARN!!"
Don't say you don't have advance
BELOW TO ENTER THE ARCHIVES FOR
THE PAST MIS-ADVENTURES OF THE GOOD DOCTOR CHAD...