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Jef Chandler

Drawing inspiration from such disparate artists as Paul Simon, Tom Petty, Elvis Costello, and The Beatles, Jef Chandler is a singer/songwriter from South Carolina. He has released five CD's, three solo efforts, one with the band The Bad Popes and one with Big Brown Bowl. His music has found radio airplay in the US and Europe. An eclectic writer, Chandler composes music that is a blend of roots rock, country, the blues, and more. Mike Miller of The State newspaper in Columbia, SC describes Chandler's songs as "exquisite stories told with a clarity of insight and a wry sense of humor."

A founding member of Big Brown Bowl and The Bad Popes, Chandler has toured the southeast with these bands and as a solo artist since embarking on a music career in the early 90's. In that time he has performed at bar rooms, pool halls, festivals, ball fields, restaurants, on sidewalks, in weddings, community centers, private parties, on radio programs, television shows, and on and on. He continues to tour and play in the Carolinas as much as possible. He is currently working with The Bad Popes on a new cd set for release in late 2011 or early 2012.