#295 – Chandler Travis Philharmonic – Waving Kissyhead vol. 2 &1

Chandler Travis Philharmonic
Chandler Travis Philharmonic – photo by Cliff Spencer

What if we traveled back in time and the tour buses for the Kinks and Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five crashed into each other? Well, we’d have quite a mess on the road, but you might come close to the sound of the Chandler Travis Philharmonic, equal parts rock irreverence and vintage jazz, with a bent sense of humor thrown in for good measure.

The band is celebrating 20 years together and have commemorated the event with the release of Waving Kissyhead volume 2 & 1. Chandler Travis returns to our show to talk the new disc, the band’s ongoing “Best Bedhead Contest,” and why putting lyrics to songs almost always screws them up.   He also tells the story about playing Carnegie Hall on the opening slot for comedian George Carlin.