The Chapmans video bio online

The Chapmans - Bill, Jeremy, John and JasonWe heard recently from Jeremy Chapman of The Chapmans, who wanted to share a video bio of the band that they have posted on YouTube.

It runs just over minutes and is entitled The Family Business. In the video, the boys talk about how they came to become a family band, with the interview segment inter cut with clips and photos of the early days when John, Jeremy and Jason were barely big enough to hold a guitar. The documentary-style presentation carries us through the band’s emergence as a serious bluegrass act, culminating with them being named as the Emerging Artist of the Year in 2002 by the IBMA.

Jeremy says that the project just dropped into their laps.

“Around May of ‚Äò07 we were approached by a couple of Film Students from Missouri State University who had seen us perform not long before, and were interested in doing a documentary on the band for a film project. So we set up a small concert at a local music shop and then had a pretty informal interview afterwards. It was definitely a lot of fun to go through all the old photo albums and home videos to get them some background on the band. I forgot we were once that little.

In the end though I think we were all impressed with how interesting they made us look.”

Jeremy mentioned that The Chapmans have concluded their agreement with Pinecastle Records, and are now shopping for a new label partner. They also recently signed with booking agency Sound Kitchen Productions, which Jeremy says has been a great fit.

He asks that fans and friends keep up with them via the band’s MySpace page.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.