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Bill Champlin


Bill Champlin is back. And he’s creating music that proves it. After his recent disconnection from his Chicago gig, he talked to Eddy and Rick about his new album, No Place Left To Fall. It is a testament that Bill has landed on his own two feet and has created arguably his best solo work to date, but on his own terms. He’s teamed up with an amazing group of musicians: George Hawkins, Jr. on bass; Bruce Gaitsch on guitars; and Billy Ward on drums and percussion. To put the finishing touches on the album, he called on his talented family to contribute at every level of the project: His wife Tamara on lyrics and vocals, and his son Will on vocals, playing keyboards and writing. No Place Left To Fall delivers thirteen solid songs that are all well-built and designed to create a cohesive project. It was recorded the old fashion way - four great musicians collaborating in one room creating magic. In other words, Bill has written an album, not just songs. Inside MusiCast welcomes a reenergized classic, Bill Champlin.

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Reader Comments (11)

Hey Rick & Eddy! Another great interview with Bill!! Laughed my butt off as always...loved the Graydon laying bass lines schtick! Fun stuff! Great questions...a Bill & Luke tour huh? Now THAT'S a new one! How cool would that be...?! Great song selections too..;-)

Hey here's a Dreamakers link to buy the CD/DVD:

http://www.campuscustoms.com/dreammakers/billchamplin.html

This is a MUST have if there ever was one!!

September 14, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa Lee

Great stuff again guys. Not so much an interview more like a informal chat between old friends. Keep up the great work.
Andy B.
Cambridge
England.

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAndy B

no mention of Chicago? Hello?

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered Commentereknirb

Love you Bill! Everything you do is exactly what my ears want to hear. I love what you said about stealing from everyone ... I'm still trying to figure out how to steal from you.

Lenny Lopez
Santa Fe & The Fat City Horns

September 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLenny Lopez

Hi Lenny! Thanks for posting a comment here and for listening to our interview with Bill. I had the pleasure of catching you at The Palms about a year and half ago and you blew me away. What a band! I can't wait to get back out to Vegas again to catch another show.

All the best to you!

Rick Such
Inside MusiCast

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick Such

eknirb,

You're correct. We didn't chat about Bill and the recent news of his departure from Chicago at Bill's request. Bill said it best before we began the interview when he told us that everything that needed to be said has been said. We would have essentially been repeating what everyone already knows. I hope you enjoyed the interview otherwise.

Thanks for listening!

Rick Such
Inside MusiCast

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick Such

Hi guys, another great interview - very funny. Love your new website , cheers henning

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHenning Germany

Bill was a great musician long before he landed in Chicago, and will be a great musician long after the breakup. What I'm saying is that this guy deserves recognition for his work, period.

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLarry Launstein Jr

He was right about "Tuggin' on your sleeve". Geez, that's a sick arrangement! *lol* Love that.
I haven't heard Tamara for a while. Great stuff!

September 16, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterT

Very smooth interview...who have you not work with Bill?
Lookin for You....at "Anthology" Nov.7th....Curious & excited to see what the set list & surprises will be. It sounds like it will be "Freedom" for The Champlins ...And Still "Lookin for You".

September 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFAT3...Goleta, Ca.

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