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A Philanthropic Concept for Concertgoers: PLAY IT FORWARD!

A Philanthropic Concept for Concertgoers: PLAY IT FORWARD!

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Happy Chichester and Mike Coykendall are playing The Southgate House Revival on Thursday, September 17th and are debuting the concept of Play it Forward. 

Now’s your chance to hip your fellow music lovers to new music by sponsoring a musical experience.  You will directly be covering your friends' or some lucky stranger's cover charge. Do you want to help?  Do you know someone searching for new music but unable to bring themselves to gamble $10 on something unfamiliar? 

Getting people to explore new live music sometimes takes a random act of kindness — so your underwriting their experience provides them the chance to check out the show at no cost, making it easy.  Sharing music and helping the artist — that’s the goal of Play It Forward.  

Click the link and go to bandcamp to buy tickets for others to attend Happy’s shows and to buy Happy’s cd’s for the uninitiated!   https://happychichester.bandcamp.com/merch

You can list someone you would like to pay for, or sponsor someone who has not seen or heard Happy but would like to check him out as your guest! 

About Happy Chichester:
Happy Chichester is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Columbus, OH.  An original founding member of Royal Crescent Mob, Howlin' Maggie, and Twilight Singers, he has amassed an impressive discography on a wide range of independent and major labels, including the legendary Sire Records, Columbia/Sony Music, and Elektra.  Happy also works as a sideman and collaborator, recording and performing with Afghan Whigs, Shawn Smith, Brad, Harmony Project Columbus, RJD2, Foley, New Bomb Turks, and Umar Bin Hassan.  

In 2013 Happy released his third full-length solo album, Torchwood Loop, on the PopFly label, and toured in the U.S. and Europe.  He headlined his first solo U.K. tour, and enjoyed favorable press, including a ten-minute interview with the youtube sensation Kids Interview Bands, and a 17-page feature article which included 6 pages of his pen drawings in the U.K. magazine The Elegant Savages.

About Mike Coykendall:
Veteran songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist Mike Coykendall has been amazingly prolific over the last three decades or so. Currently most well known for his duties as a sideman, producer, and recordist via his work with M Ward, Blitzen Trapper, She & Him (Zooey Deschanel), Annalisa Tornfelt, & Tin Hat Trio, to name a few, Coykendall has been making his own unique outsider records since the mid '80s.