Hometown Holiday Show – Songwriters In The Round with Lisa Jeanette, EB Hawkins, Todd Chappelle, and Lori Citro
Chasing Happy is singer-songwriter Lisa Jeanette’s debut album. Born and raised in Philadelphia, the youngest of nine, Lisa took to timesharing her siblings’ guitars. Her high school orchestra instrument, the double bass, led her to Temple University, where she studied with Henry Scott, bassist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, and earned a Bachelor’s of Music in Performance. Lisa currently plays with Main Line Symphony Orchestra, and plays bass on several tracks here.
Lisa Jeanette’s songwriting influences include Carly Simon, Joni Mitchell, Carole King, Billy Joel, Elton John, Harry Chapin, Cat Stevens, Fleetwood Mac, and Genesis. This debut album is a testament that Chasing Happy can turn to simply enjoying happiness wherever it leads.
Musician / Writer / Producer / Engineer
Todd Chappelle is a comedy songwriter who does a mix of funny original songs and parodies. His music is influenced by such artists as Weird Al Yankovic, Tom Lehrer and Stephen Lynch. Todd’s music has been heard on The Dr. Demento Show, CNN Radio, the BBC and Good Day Philadelphia, along with radio stations in 6 states. He is the winner of the 2015 Delmarva Folk Hero contest, and he appeared in the PBS programs “Dela-Where?” (2015), “Dela-Where? 2” (2015), “Dela-Where Else?” (2016) and “Counter Culture” (2019).
With a quick wit and a powerful voice, Todd is a dynamic live act who has performed at the New York Funny Songs Festival, the Philadelphia Funny Songs Festival, the Chicago Comedy Rock Festival and the Delmarva Folk Festival, along with numerous venues throughout the Northeast.
Todd currently lives in Delaware County, PA but he has previously lived in Delaware and New York.
Lori left her day job at DuPont Company in 2001 and has forged her way ever since as a singer/songwriter along with teaching piano and voice. Pursuing her dream has led to a Delaware Division of Arts fellowship, ASCAP plus awards and a 93.7 WSTW Hometown Heroes “Homey Award.” Along with these accolades, she was recently included on grammy-winning producer Kevin Mackie’s “Action Moves People United” CD, a benefit album for UNESCO-USFUCA. www.actionmovespeople.org. She also has a song inclusion on soon to be released indie movie “The Reprogramming of Jeremy.” www.reprogramjeremy.com