Ship of State

by Chad Mitchell

Released 2014
Mission Control Records
Released 2014
Mission Control Records
Brand new song from Chad Mitchell of the legendary Chad Mitchell trio!
This is a new single from Chad Mitchell, leader of the legendary folk group "The Chad Mitchell Trio". The song also features Chad's daughter, Anne-Claire Mitchell, who did an amazing job singing backup. Talent definitely runs in this family!

Chad's original group was formed in the late 1950's with three members of the Gonzaga Glee club in Spokane, Washington and capitalized on the emerging folk music genre. Their music was sometimes political, sometimes satirical - but always popular. They signed with Mercury Records in 1963 and the group continued to have huge success appearing on national TV shows like The Bell Telephone Hour and The Ed Sullivan Show. When Chad went solo for the first time, John Denver stepped in to take his place but the group soon disbanded. The group reunited in the 1980's and did several concerts that were broadcast on PBS that included the original members plus John Denver. One of their original guitarists, Roger McGuinn went on to form "The Byrds".

Chad first recorded with Mission Control on the 2001 KREM-TV Christmas special that featured he and Randy Shaw doing a duet of "Little Drummer Boy". The two also appeared on the 2013 release called "In Your Honor" that raised money for the Honor Flight charity and achieved top 10 status on the Amazon Music charts.

If you're a Chad Mitchell fan, this new song is a MUST have. If you haven't heard Chad Mitchell before, now is the time. This song showcases his amazing voice and lyrical talent.

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