UPDATE: This event has been canceled. Ticket holders can go to their place of purchase for a refund.
Will Champlin earned fame as a singer on NBC’s show, “The Voice.” But he was a successful songwriter and musician well before then. Champlin will perform at The Palms Playhouse on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m. for the first time. Tickets are $21 ($12 with student ID). Born and raised in Los Angeles in a musical family (he’s the son of Marin rock legend Bill Champlin, co-founder of the 1970s rock band Sons of Champlin and member of Chicago, and musician Tamara Champlin), Will Champlin holds his own. An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Champlin plays banjo, piano, acoustic guitar and drums. His credits include playing piano on Michael Jackson’s last record. His songwriting work on Heather Headley’s 2010 gospel album, “Audience of One,” earned him two Grammy wins. Champlin reached the top three on season five of “The Voice” on NBC, competing on Team Adam, headed by show judge Adam Levine of Maroon 5. He earned praise from critics for his performances on “The Voice,” including Katy Kroll of Rolling Stone saying that, “Will Champlin from Adam Levine’s team gets a gold star for his rendition of Etta James’ ‘At Last.’” He has toured with and/or written for acts like Glenn Frey, Billy Ray Cyrus, Heather Headley, Reik and One Direction. In the summer of 2018 he toured with the legendary rock supergroup Poison, playing keyboards and contributing backing vocals. He’s also recently collaborated with YouTube artists such as Kurt Hugo Schneider and others. In July of 2014, Champlin released his newest full-length record “Borrowing Trouble,” which features the single “Heat of Passion” that was used for HBO’s 2014 fall preview, and “Eye of the Pyramid,” which he performed in a return to “The Voice” stage. His latest release is a single version of “Part Time Lover.” Tickets are available at Pacific Ace Hardware in Winters, Armadillo Music in Davis, Davids’ Broken Note in Woodland, online via The Palms’ website and Eventbrite, and at the door if not sold out. For more information, visit palmsplayhouse.com and willchamplin.com. ]]>