The Joe Chaplain Band

The Joe Chaplain Band

 Sonoma, California, USA
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The Joe Chaplain Band rocks with great original songs! Their live music makes you want to dance, live and love life! Their latest hit CD "Bad Dog!" is available on iTunes, amazon and CDBaby.

Biography

Joe Chaplain was born in Detroit Michigan, USA. In 1972 Joe moved to San Francisco and played in many bands over the years including the original prog-rock band WINDOW. One of his most memorable gigs was with the Jerry Garcia Band in Golden Gate Park, to a crowd of 20,000 where Jerry told him "Enjoy this, man. It doesn't get better than this." Jerry was right. Joe also toured with the seminal San Francisco industrial trio Factrix, playing throughout North America to sold out clubs, including the Mudd Club, CBGB and Max's Kansas City.

Joe moved to Sonoma, California in 1992. There he returned to his acoustic singing and songwriting roots. Owing to his work as a chaplain for California law enforcement, prisons and hospice, a completely fresh stream of songs started to flow early in 2004. This resulted in the solo album "Jump Your Heart" released in May 2005.

Joe's second solo album "Icarus" was just released on October 14, 2008. A fresh fusion of acoustic and electronic palettes, it's a favorite of all his fans. The title track "Around Every Corner" is a rock classic and a staple of all his shows.

For the past ten years Joe has played in Sonoma County at Little Switzerland, the Sonoma Community Center, The Barking Dog coffee houses, The Farmers Market, Sebastiani Theater, Andrews Hall, Center of the Universe Cafe, and a host of annual benefits and gatherings at wineries and local music halls.

The Joe Chaplain Band was formed in March, 2009, and has been playing to packed houses from the very first show.

Lyrics

Around Every Corner

Written By: Joe Chaplain

Around every corner is a treasure
Around every corner is a sheer delight
Around every corner is a treasure
I really want to see you – tonight
Oh yeah tonight!

Around every corner is a treasure
Around every corner is a sheer delight
Around every corner is a treasure
I can't believe I'll see you – tonight
Uh-huh tonight!

So come on
Yeah baby come on
Come on!

Around every corner is a treasure
Around every corner is a sheer delight
Around every corner is a treasure
I really want to see you – tonight
Oh yeah tonight!

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference where you are
Oooh
Oooh

So come on
Yeah baby come on
Come on!

Around every corner is a treasure
Around every corner is a sheer delight
Around every corner is a treasure
I really want to see you – tonight
Oh yeah tonight!

Around every corner is a treasure
Around every corner is a sheer delight
Around every corner is a treasure
I can't believe I'll see you –
I really want to see you -
tonight!

©2008 Joseph Jacobs
©2008 Eutona Music/BMI
All Rights Reserved

Night Flight

Written By: Joe Chaplain

NIGHT FLIGHT
(for Kenny)

All of us
Standing here tonight
Wish you well
On your flight

We can’t go with you
We’re sore afraid
Of what we might find
All of us
Wish you well
Tonight

All of us
Standing here tonight
Tremble as
We watch
You standing at
the gates of hell
We tremble as you cross
All of us
Wish you well
Tonight

Flying straight
Into the sun
We tremble as you
Tremble as you
Tremble as you
Tremble as you melt
All of us
Wish you well
Icarus

All of us
Standing here tonight
Standing near tonight
We are here tonight
Have no fear tonight

©2008 Joseph Jacobs
©2008 Eutona Music/BMI
All Rights Reserved

Keep On Walkin'

Written By: Joe Chaplain

Keep on Walkin' by Joe Chaplain
(Published by Eutona Music/BMI)

Angels flying underground
Whole world crying upside down
I keep on walkin'
'Til I find my way
When I stop talkin'
Then I begin to pray

I saw horses eatin' hay
A million flowers looked away
I keep on walkin'
Then I find my way
Then I stop talkin'
And I begin to pray

Yellow mustard field of green
Redwing blackbird so serene
He keep on flyin'
'Til he finds his way
I hear him cyin'
and I begin to pray

I pray for mother father sister brother red white black yellow and brown
I pray for alcoholic sons and daughters living on the edge of town

Big old lion, tooth and claw
On the River Niger ancient law
He keep on walkin'
Until he find his way
When he lie down with the lamb, then he begin to pray

Two wild turkeys two young deer
Big car honkin' have no fear
Keep on walkin'
'Til you find your way
When you stop talkin'
Then you begin to pray...

I pray for mother father sister brother red white black yellow and brown
I pray for son and daughter alcoholics living at the edge of town

Angels flying underground
Whole world crying upside down
I keep on walkin'
'Til I find my way
When I stop talkin'
Then I begin to pray

Keep on walkin'!
Keep on walkin'!
Keep on walkin'!

Winter Come

Written By: Joe Chaplain

WINTER COME (Joe Chaplain)
(Published by Eutona Music/BMI)

Winter come, call my name
I say winter come, call my name
Summer come, call my name
Autumn come, call my name
Springtime comes I’m a son of a gun call my name

I know you rider gonna miss me when I'm gone
I know you rider gonna miss me when I'm gone
Gonna miss your baby from rollin' in your arms

I laid down last night Lord I could not take my rest
I laid down last night Lord I could not take my rest
My mind was wandering like a wild geese in the West

Etc. with more verses. Just have fun

Discography

JUMP YOUR HEART CD - May, 2005
DESERT WONDERLAND Single/DVD - September, 2006
ICARUS - October, 2008
JOE CHAPLAIN BAND Live at the Barking Dog - August 4, 2009
BAD DOG! Classic R&B Hits recorded live June 19, 2010

Set List

Night Flight
Around Every Corner
Blue Jeans
Tobacco Road
Chasing
Dear Prudence
Your Grace Is Enough
Ziggy Stardust

Typical set is 40-45 minutes, Joe's original songs interspersed with classic blues, jazz, folk and pop hits.