May 23 HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti Chapman

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patti Chapman born, May 23, 1955 member of THE CHAPMANS (formed in 1989) with Bill and Patti Chapman (dad and mom) and three sons, John, Jeremy and Jason. In 1998 they won the SPBGMA International Bluegrass Band Championship in Nashville, and in 2002, the IBMA award for Emerging Artist of the Year. Video from their online TV program called “Chap TV.” (I couldn’t find any with Patti)

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I enjoy researching Bluegrass, Bluegrass Gospel, and Country birthdays, anniversaries and interesting trivia dates. I am a piano/organ performance major who has taught privately and served as church accompanist since 1968 in North Carolina and Central Kentucky. Although classically trained, I appreciate all genres of music. My mother, who was also a church musician and taught public school music grades K-12, knew that Bluegrass music was the purest American music. She always introduced her students to this fine genre and began my musical studies with her at age 2. Bach to Berachah Valley, Mozart to Jimmy Martin, Sibelius to Stanley Brothers, the list goes on, I hope you find some moments of enjoyment and learn a few interesting facts along the way.
I am thankful for the many resources we have at our fingertips including Google. FaceBook and BluegrassBios by Wayne Rice. It was he who inspired me to tackle the task of trying to pass on knowledge about Bluegrass music. Thanks Wayne~!
Lou Ellen Wilkie

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