Just last week the road warrior Michael Chapman wrapped up his North America tour. The good word from the man himself is he’s already hitting the road in Europe…an inspiration indeed. We had the supreme pleasure of putting Michael up while he was in Los Angeles for his first show on the Bill Callahan leg of the tour. What a time we had. We showed him around town, including stops at Amoeba in Hollywood, Reuben Cox’s Old Style Guitar Shop in Silverlake, and a great meet up with Fully Qualified Survivor arranger Paul Buckmaster. Here’s a few photos (and a video) of the day. See ya out there next time…
Michael and Matt outside Amoeba in Hollywood, CA. Ready to dig!
So many records...they go all the way up
Gotta dig deep for those Grant Green records
Michael, Matt, and Amoeba's Jon Liu talking records
At Old Style talking pickups with Reuben, Matt, and Michael
Michael checking out some guitars at Old Style!
Michael and Paul. First time they've seen each other in 20 years!
Had to grab some autographs! Paul signs away
Chapman obliged us too with his autograph. Kinda hard to sign on the glossy sleeve, though
The marquee at the Troubadour.
Michael on the stage at the world famous Troubadour. Photo by Ted Speaker - http://www.flickr.com/people/38424084@N00/
Another view of Michael on the stage. He was sporting his Ardent Studios shirt!
Michael with the Hollywood sign poking through the LA June gloom sky.