Chad Gosselin

Chad Gosselin

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Chad Gosselin blends the classic roots of American music and modern indie-rock. His live band consists of four highly talented musicians that focus on musicality, and playing to the crowd.

Biography

BIO:

After a decade of playing guitar in bands ranging from Jazz Trios to Bar Bands; after years of formal studies in music theory, Jazz improvisation, and Bluegrass picking techniques; after years as a solo artist playing covers in venues around Boston; and after one busy year of composing, arranging, and recording, Chad Gosselin has released his debut EP, An Uncelebrated Homecoming. It is an evocative and layered collection of songs reminiscent of Wilco and Elliott Smith, a soulful testimony to the experience of coming of age and to terms with your hometown.
The album’s finely crafted five songs feature interplaying layers of mandolin, pedal steel, electric, acoustic and bass guitars all skillfully elaborating on the compositions’ strong melodic arrangements. Perhaps even more remarkable than the wonderful sound this interplay achieves is that Chad is playing every one of these instruments, and singing. If you have any room left to be further impressed, consider too that Chad arranged and recorded these songs in a shoestring home studio himself. Taking the last year to teach himself the ins and outs of recording, Chad has proven that when it comes to music, his dedication, skill, and professionalism plus time equals excellence.
The album strongly plays to the strengths of Alt-Country, but to pigeon hole this musician is certainly a disservice. Chad isn’t doing a Jeff Tweedy impression, but rather bringing his diverse range of influences and years of intensive study to a music all his own. These influences include Jazz Guitar innovators like Grant Green and Charlie Christian, Blues icons Mississippi John Hurt and Robert Johnson, Classic American Roots like Bill Monroe and the Carter Family, and Contemporary Rock Artists like Band of Horses and Fleet Foxes.
Chad Gosselin is a seasoned performer, a consummate professional, and a talented recording artist, but above all Chad Gosselin is a great musician. You can likely find him tirelessly promoting An Uncelebrated Homecoming at a venue near you.

RADIO:
An Uncelebrated Homecoming, the debut EP from Chad Gosselin can currently be heard on WUML 91.5 FM in Lowell, MA and WBCR-LP 97.7 FM in Great Barrington, MA.

PRESS QUOTES:

Chad Gosselin On Right On Radio

Chad Gosselin stopped by Right On Radio on WBCR-LP Great Barrington Monday night, a celebrated appearance in honor of An Uncelebrated Homecoming, his debut EP. Does your hometown feel like an abyss? Does great Blues music have a particular resonance? Have you ever felt like a stranger in the very place you were raised? These are just some questions that came up over an hour of music and discussion with this up-and-coming recording artist from Boston. First we delved into Chad's influences, spinning some of Chad's own fine vinyl including some gritty authentic blues. Then we heard Ohio, the lead song from the EP which featured a layered and evocative texture and a sweet melody. Chad brought us home with an in-studio performance of Daylight Savings Blues, an acoustic gem that for me at least conjures images of swirling fall leaves and an encroaching winter wind on your cheeks. Monday night though, due to the presence of this gifted performer, it was all warmth in BCR's studios. Next time Chad Gosselin comes to South Berkshire County it is sure to be a celebrated visit.

Discography

2009:
An Uncelebrated Homecoming

Set List

Setlist
Originals:
Ohio
Emily
Familiar Places
Tired Horses
Daylight Savings Blues
I've Been Thinking About
Stuck on the Sun
I Can't Be
I'll Sit and Wait
Talking in My Sleep
Sunset Lake
Nashville

Covers:
Don't Think Twice Its Alright
Folsom Prison Blues
Say Yes
California Stars
Not Fade Away
Mary Jane's Last Dance
Ring of Fire
Say It Ain't So