Chandler Travis and David Greenberger have had a musical friendship that’s lasted over 30 years. Bocce & Bourbon – the Comfortable Songs of Chandler Travis & David Greenberger sums up that partnership by culling songs from Travis’ multiple bands, The Incredible Casuals, The Chandler Travis Philharmonic, The Catbirds, and The Chandler Travis Three-O, with lyrics all penned by Greenberger. In addition, the two have collaborated on eight brand new tracks to add to this compilation.
Chandler Travis’ wry sense of humor and keen melodic sense have served him well through a multi-faceted musical career. In the 1970s, his band Travis Shook & the Club Wow drew the attention comedian George Carlin, who liked the band so much, he asked them to be his opening act, a slot they occupied for several years. In the Eighties, Travis led the power pop band the Incredible Casuals, before embarking on a solo career in the Nineties. He’s got not one, but two current projects – the Chandler Travis Three-O, a scaled down version of his Chandler Travis Philharmonic, with their new CD, This is What Bears Look Like Underwater, and the roots rockin’ Catbirds, with their debut full-length Catbirds Say Yeah.