There are few rock and roll stories as interesting as the one that belongs to local singer-songwriter Chris Beland, who went by the name Chris Chabot until very recently when he discovered the identity of his real father. That man turned out to be career musician John Beland, a former member of the Flying Burrito Brothers and a guitarist known for his work with several other legendary artists.
The two were united for the first time in the past few weeks, coincidentally right before Chris released his excellent new record, The Weatherman. He's celebrating that release tonight at The Kilns with a release show. That show is at 7:30pm.
Check out the title track from the album -- it's already one of my favorite locally crafted songs of 2010.