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Singer, Author Marshall Chapman to be at Wofford Oct. 22

Thursday, October 16, 2003

SPARTANBURG, SC – Singer, songwriter and author Marshall Chapman, a native of Spartanburg, will be at the Wofford College campus on Wednesday, Oct. 22, for a musical performance and reading from her first book, “Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller.”

The 7 p.m. event, in the McMillan Theater in the Campus Life Building, is free and open to the public.

Chapman has released eight critically acclaimed albums and has written more than 200 songs that have been recorded by a variety of artists, including Emmylou Harris, Sawyer Brown, Wynonna, Tanya Tucker, Olivia Newton-John, Jimmy Buffett, John Hiatt, Joe Cocker and the Uppity Blues Women.

Her first book, “Goodbye, Little Rock and Roller,” published by St. Martin’s Press, was just released.

The book has been described as “an inventive and original book” in which Chapman, uses 12 of “her most resonant songs as entry points to many of her life’s adventures. Not a memoir, but a map of the places she has been and what went through her mind as she was traveling there.”

Raised as a debutante in Spartanburg, the daughter of a textile mill owner, Chapman became a rocker at a time when women “weren’t yet picking up electric guitars.”