Henry is Stan Chew's 3rd album as a Singer/Songwriter. Henry's eclectic mix of songs showcases Chew's Americana style while staying true to his multi-genre roots. Lyrically, the album roams the human condition, from the one degree of separation between success and failure, to the longing for simpler times. As a master guitarist, Stan features two instrumentals with respectful nods to Louis Armstrong and Irving Berlin.
Henry is available on iTunes, Amazon Music, Youtube Music, Spotify, Deezer, Slacker and Pandora. CD's are available at performances.
GoTo Your Room Records is a boutique Independent record label based in New Hampshire that focuses on Americana music.
This is GTYR's 2nd album of Stan's music. See www.gotoyourroomrecords.com for more information.
Henry is available for purchase on iTunes, Amazon Music, Youtube Music, Spotify, Deezer, Slacker and Pandora.
As a youngster growing up on the Chesapeake Bay, Chew can not remember a time that he didn't play music. His eldest brother John got him into Bluegrass by teaching him the Lester Flatt G-run before he turned seven. By his twelfth birthday, Chew was playing professionally in clubs overseas.
After a stint playing Bluegrass in New Mexico with NM's legendary Tricia Eaves https://triciaeaves.com Chew moved to New England and joined Lunch at the Dump www.lunchatthedumpband.com LATD's Chris Pimentel, Pete and Matt Leavenworth's willingness to innovate and explore a range of styles influenced and set the course for the remainder of Stan's career. While their music always maintained ties to Bluegrass and country music, basically, anything was game. This lack of adherence to a genre while staying true to American roots music is what Americana music is all about today.
Stan, in conjunction with Matt Leavenworth, Chris Pimentel and Steve Toland (RIP) continued to perform and tour throughout New England well into the late 1980's. By now, the boys included drums and slew of electric instruments but one thing stayed the same...they continued to innovate across styles and by this time, write and record their own music.
After years of performing and touring, Chew needed a rest and a focus on composition. He formed the studio band, The Maldens in 1991 with Terence Kirby, Ray Himmer, Scip Gallant and Tim Sweeney, later to be replaced by John McCreary. Immediately, there was a spark that continues to this day. While The Maldens played mostly in the studio, their performances in Hampton Beach were legendary. Their first album, Taming The Rhinovirus was critically acclaimed and continues to sound timeless.
In 2004, Stan left New England to pursue lifelong passions outside of music. He did not expect to be gone for 15 years, but his travels took him to Asia, Australia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America as well as living for 4 1/2 years in Europe and the UK. He finally settled in Panama for a number of years in order to start a surf/spearfish resort. This time also allowed Stan to evolve his painting technique and style. You can see Stan's art at www.stanchew.com
Having moved back to New Hampshire in 2017, Stan has reunited with both Lunch At The Dump, now in its 45th year, and The Maldens. He is constantly composing and is now producing recordings for others.