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Vision for Days

by Chip Raman

I think of this album as a lyrical expression of a hopeful person who recognizes the apparent challenges in this earthly life and struggles with them sometimes; and continuously aspires to surrender to love, as each of us must, over and over again.
Genre: Folk: Singer/Songwriter
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1. Beautiful Days
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2. The Murmur
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3. Line in the Sand
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4. Your Love Is Like a Song
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5. Surrender to Love
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6. Wicked Wind
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7. Where Were You?
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8. I Know a Man
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9. The Breeze
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10. The Slide
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11. Said and Done
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12. Tried and True
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13. Flock of Birds
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14. Reprise
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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PHILLY BASED SINGER/SONGWRITER CHIP RAMAN OFFERS HOPE FOR A 
NEW GENERATION OF FOLK/ROCKERS
Philadelphia based singer-songwriter Chip Raman has been exploring the deep and mysterious places where music touches the heart since the Eighties, when he was lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist in the popular Philly band Allies. Local heroes on South Street throughout the decade, Allies performed “two of theirs and one of ours” by mixing covers of Neil Young, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Jackson Browne and Bob Seger with Raman’s earliest tunes. This was just the beginning of Raman’s three-decade journey of soul searching and development as a versatile solo artist with lyrics that speak spiritually and emotionally to these uncertain times. Intensely personal yet powerfully universal, his songwriting mixes stories of personal growth, sweetly echoing love songs, and incisive social commentary.

The overall spiritual vibe of his music is also reflected in Raman’s choice as producer to include a small choir of friends on several songs on his first two cds. He got the inspiration at a midnight campfire at the Texas famed Kerrville Folk Festival (where he has been a faithful attendee for 25 years) when friends spontaneously chimed into four-part harmonies. This third cd, though, shines with fewer players and more spare arrangements.

An accomplished painter who engages in both surrealism and portraits, Chip has covered most of his home studio with large paintings and installations. Examples of Raman’s stunning work can be found on his website.
Raman didn’t focus on painting until 1996, when he moved back to Philadelphia after eight years in the Berkeley California area, where he honed his writing and performing chops and switched from flat picking to fingerstyle guitar playing. He was a regular at open mics and taking up an informal residency at Berkeley, CA's Freight and Salvage.
Raman has taught music, arts, and poetry to gifted children. He spent several years as a counselor working with children and adolescents with emotional and mental health issues. These days, Chip divides his time into recording music, painting, woodworking, and writing.

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