Reading & Live Performance
Malaprop's book store
June 18, 2018
ROB SEZ: I attended the Asheville, N.C. stop on Chris' recent book tour. I expected the usual thing: author reads excerpts from book, fields questions & generally holds forth before signing books and saying goodnight. Not Mr. Stamey. There were book excerpts, yes, but WAY more than that: instrumental preludes and "soundtracks" for the book excerpts, leading into live performances of full-blown songs. Not only did Chris sing and play acoustic guitar, accomplished string players also played intricate arrangements orchestrated by Chris. In short, it was an evening I will long remember.
|The 40 or so attendees were treated to excerpts from Chris' book, often accompanied by instrumental lead-ins to the songs discussed in the book. Afterwards, Chris signed copies of |
A Spy In the House of Loud: New York Songs & Stories.
Chris played a few new songs at Malaprop's: "Greensboro Days" and "The One & Only (Van Dyke Parks)". See the Q & A with Chris for more.