The Craig Fahle Show

Jen Chapin Sings Harry Chapin's Songs

Friday, April 20, 2012

Harry Chapin, the musician responsible for such hits as "Cats in the Cradle," is payed homage to by his daughter, Jen Chapin, who will be playing at a fundraiser in Macomb County. On April 20th, Jen Chapin and Tom Chapin will be performing at the WCS Performing Arts Center in Sterling Heights to benefit Hope Center in Macomb the largest client choice food pantry in Macomb County feeding over 4000 people each month.

Jen Chapin’s compositions are jazz-tinged urban folk stories featuring funk, soul and improvisation. The Chapin Family continues Harry Chapin’s legacy of raising awareness and funds to fight hunger throughout the nation. Tom and Jen serve on the board of WhyHunger, a leader in building the movement to end hunger and poverty by connecting people to nutritious, affordable food and by supporting grassroots solutions that inspire self-reliance and community empowerment. The organization was founded in 1975 by Harry Chapin and Bill Ayers.

Hope Center in Macomb, a no-cost client choice food pantry, is a member agency of Gleaners Community Food Bank and Forgotten Harvest. Since opening in June 2010, Hope Center has distributed over two million pounds of food – an average of 120,000 pounds of food to 4,000 Macomb County residents each month.

The benefit concert is slated for 8 p.m. Friday, April 20 at the WCS Performing Arts Center, 12901 Fifteen Mile Rd. in Sterling Heights. Reserved tickets are $30 each, available at or 586-294-4673. Along with performances of such Harry Chapin classics as "Cat’s in the Cradle," "Taxi" and "Circle," the evening will feature family stories and memories as well as performances highlighting the solo and group musical careers of Tom, Jen and Harry’s nieces Abigail and Lily Chapin.

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