Son of a son of Champlin
Calling the son of the Sons of Champlin namesake “the grandson of Champlin” is way too complicated. What’s clear and very understandable is that Will Champlin—the 21-year-old son of the vastly talented singer, writer and multi-instrumentalist Bill Champlin—has inherited those remarkable creative pop and R&B genes from his dad. Will is 21, just graduated from the Berklee College of Music and is the piano player and background vocalist on the song “Dreams” by American Idol winner Fantasia. You can see young Champlin and his Los Angeles band, along with the Beer Dawgs, at Constable Jack’s, 515 Main Street in Newcastle, at 9 p.m. Saturday, July 24; admission is $15. Closer to home, you can catch the sublime pop group Daisy Spot, whose Mike Farrell was the subject of an SN&R cover story two issues back, with the also-sublime Deathray and Baby Grand. That show’s at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 23, at Old Ironsides, 1901 20th Street, and the cover is $7.