Ever since my friend John introduced me to the greater powers of Harry Chapin (I had already learned Vacancy at about 14 years old) I have been playing his stuff for anyone who professes to be a fan, and delighting in playing it for first-timers.

I have soothed pissed-off bikers, persuaded misguided police officers, fallen in love, fallen out of love, gotten far too plastered and had almost every revelation of my own while playing or listening to Harry.

Thank you guys for keeping this site and here’s hoping we will meet someday so we can sing his songs together, the way his stuff is best sung.