Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to everyone! Here's a link to a song my friend Derek Bridges and I wrote a few years back. The Bad Popes recorded this at SitnSpin Studios this past year. Best Wishes in 2017!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXZcpS-zRHQ

Three upcoming shows at Gottrocks

Several shows coming up at Gottrocks. On Wednesdays, November 9 and December 7, The Electrolytes (featuring the real John Atkins, bassist extraordinaire Mark Dye, Charles Hedgepath, Kevin Heuer and myself) will be playing an eclectic mix of Grateful Dead, Talking Heads, Tom Petty, Stevie Wonder, and many more legendary artists, as well as some JC originals. Shows start at 8:30pm. No cover. 

On Friday, November 11, come out to Gottrocks prepared to dance, as The Bad Popes will be playing a co-bill with The Carousers. Lots of Western Swing and good times. Lots of musicians involved, so there's a $8 cover. Music goes from 9 till 1:30.

Hope to see some friends at these shows! Cheers!

Live Current: Two Shows at Gottrocks
This passion for their art is what makes Jef Chandler, both his bands, and his friends and fellow musicians such valuable parts of the Upstate music scene. See for yourself when The Electrolytes take the Gottrocks stage next Wednesday and then The Bad Popes and Carousers follow up Nov. 11. [Read More...]
Appearances on Stories of the Upstate Podcast

I've recently had the pleasure of participating in a couple of podcasts on the website www.greatupstate.com. Loyd Ford's program Stories Of The Upstate™ features interviews with artists, musicians, politicians, philanthropists, educators, and interesting folks from all walks of life.

I was honored to be one of the participants in his first ever music concert edition of the program, called The Downtown Jam™. Doug Jones, Charles Hedgepath, and I play a few songs each, and we talk about the songwriting process and how our songs came about. You can find that show by clicking the first link below.

The second link is a special Christmas edition of the podcast featuring Darby Wilcox, Kelly Jo, Marvin King, Charles Hedgepath and me sharing memories of holiday seasons past and present. We each play Christmas tunes, both tradional and original. It was a lot of fun to play my New Year's Eve song "This Year We're Gonna Be In Luck" with this cast of fellow travelers. Talented folks!

Best wishes to all in 2016!

http://www.upstateisgreat.com/blog/2015/11/10/the-downtown-jam-1-charles-hedgepath-doug-jones-jeff-chandler

http://www.upstateisgreat.com/blog/2015/12/1/the-christmas-jam-charles-hedgepath-kelly-jo-marvin-king-darby-wilcox-and-jef-chandler