Fan mail

Date: Mon, 04 May 1998
Subject: BNC appearance schedule

I wasn't even aware of BNC until a couple weeks ago, when I heard her perform here in Huntsville, AL at an annual event called Panoply. I became an immediate fan. Now I'd like to know what her May/June schedule will be. Your information stops at May 3.

If you have access to her schedule, please post it on your site so I can enjoy more of BNC live.

Denny Cannon

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 1998
Subject: Help! I can't find your site!!

Dear Alex,
A week ago I found your site on a friend's computer before I had the internet. I wasn't paying attention and now I can't find your site address. I am new to Beth because of Elton John's speaking about her on Oprah. I love her music and I really enjoyed your site. Please email me the address. Have a Happy Easter.
Marty Randall

Date: Sun, 25 Jan 1998
Subject: Beth Nielson Chapman

Dear Alex,
I have only recently bought my first Beth Nielson Chapman CD and love it. The lyrics are so good and her voice and the music is hauntingly beautiful. Do you happen to know if she will be going on tour in England at all in the near future? Looking forward to hearing from you.

Sally Renwick

Date: Thu, 11 Dec 1997
Subject: beth nielson chapman uk tour????

Dear Alex,

Enjoyed your BNC page, unfortunately haven't been able to read it all as my modem is very slow and it is taking me ages. The Sand and Water album is getting a lot of radio airplay here on BBC Radio2.

I wonder if you have any info on a possible UK tour as I would love to see eher play live. Any information greatly appreciated.

Keep up the good work,
Merry Christmas,
David Tollman

Date: Tue, 25 Nov 1997
Subject: beth nielsen chapman

Just found your web-page. Thanks! I've been a fan of BNC since her album, Beth Nielsen Chapman. Years is my favorite song too! I was wondering if you can tell me where to get current concert info on her. By the way, have you heard of David Wilcox? Another great singer/songwriter.....worth checking out!


Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997
Subject: Beth Nielsen

Am fan of Beth and watching her career blossom since intro of Elton John

Date: Thu, 25 Sep 1997
Subject: Beth Nielsen Chapman

I had the good fortune of meeting Beth Nielsen Chapman at a party last night following a concert by her friend Bonnie Raitt, the Indigo Girls, and Jackson Browne. Bonnie brought Beth out on stage for one song, and I was blown away by her incredible voice and beautiful lyrics. We spoke at length at the party and she is personable and down to earth. I had never heard of her before last night and am not familiar with her music, other than the one song she sang.

I'm eager to learn more, and am thankful to find this web site. I'm curious, how did you find out about her and where did you find all the information on your web site? I can't believe I hadn't ever heard of such a talented singer, and am eagerto find out more about Beth, her music and career.

Mark Maxey

Date: Sun, 17 Aug 1997
Subject: Love the Beth page


Love the Beth Nielsen Chapman page. I just picked up "Sand and Water" based soley on the recommendation of an internet friend. The CD is great. Since you like her, you may want to check out Gretchen Peters as well ( They were made from the same mold.


Date: Sun, 10 Aug 1997
Subject: Bath Neilsen Chapman

Hey Alex,

I was pleasantly suprised to find your page on Beth Chapman. I've followed her since even before her first album. Somewhere on your page, it was mentioned that Beth was an Air Force brat. Well, her parents retired in Montgomery, Alabama and Beth spent the late 70s and early 80s in Montgomery. At that time, she was playing in a band, usually in the local bowling alley, under the name "Harvest" and later "Harmony". I know a bowling alley seems such an unlikely place for her to be singing but the band continuously pulled in a tremendous crowd. Music was primarily rocknroll, but Beth often got to shine with her own wonderful style. My favorites to hear her sing at the time were Joni Mitchell songs. Looking back at this "Harmony" band, I really have wonderful memories of their wonderful music with such future talent in Beth.

Beth also did local jingles in Montgomery during this time and I had the early fortune of playing drums on several jingles behind her voice. Even silly jingles sounded good with her voice singing them.

As long as I've followed her,I knew she had a name in the industry as a top songwriter but I'd prefer to hear her perform her own tunes anyday instead of the singers who made hits with her writing. However, I did not know she had a new CD out and I now plan on buying it tomorrow, thanks to your Web page.

Drop me a line and let''s compare notes on this wonderful lady of song.

Chris Davenport

Date: Sat, 9 Aug 1997
Subject: Beth Neilsen Chapman


I just wanted to drop you a line of thanks for this page. Beth is a talent that needs more recognition...and this page is definately a step towards that. Do you have any advice on how I could buy a copy of the Japanese "Sand and Water" CD? I really would like to have the bonus tracks, But New Jersey is a long way from Japan!


Date: Mon, 28 Jul 1997
Subject: Sand and Water

I am the country music reviewer for the Buffalo (NY) News, and I plan to give a great review to Beth's Sand & Water disc. Hearing it for the first time was a very moving experience. I didnt know much about her music before, and had not heard about her husband's death. I got tears in my eyes listening to it.

Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997
Subject: of course - beth!


I don't know your name or where you come from, but you have put together a great home page for Beth. I had a go at the blue sound things but got lost and confused as to what I was supposed to do! I am a fan of Beth Nielsen Chapman, having purchased her albums, except for the first in 1980, I did not know it existed, I am in Australia and I remember the first time I heard Beth on the radio, I had to buy the CD. Her recent CD, Sand and Water arrived in the shops on Monday 14 July 1997. I have owned it since and think it is a great CD. When I read the cover and realised that her husband had died, I felt a great sorrow, as it is hard to lose someone you love. I think he will continue to hear her music wherever he is, as it is so full of warmth and care.

I was particularly pleased to notice so much guitar on this album. Yet again, Beth is showing the talent she has. I have no idea where Nashville is in the USA, but if and when I get there, I am sure that I will find this place. Many of the musicians and singers that I have grown to enjoy seem to come from around that area. I think all of your email respondants are so lucky, you all live in the USA and therefore have the chance to see her in life..playing her music..., if she ever comes to Australia, it will probably be in a larger concert hall and I shall never get the chance to play my guitar and sing along with this fabulous woman. Do you think that I could be lucky enough to have Beth and Dan Fogelberg play out here??

Thanks again,
Ann Tattersall

Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997
Subject: Beth Nielson Chapman

Am really enjoying the updated homepage! I just got my copy of "SAND AND WATER" On July 17. The store only got one copy and they had saved that for me. It turns out it was already open and the store workers said they really enjoyed it. Since this copy is a late graduation present, I hope I can find a copy for myself. I really enjoy reading all of your info on the web site. Keep up the good work!


Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997
Subject: bnc

My husband and I went to see Fogelberg's 1994 tour. When I was in line to buy the tickets, the man in front of me told me he was going to see Beth, not Fogelberg! I had never heard of her, but that piqued my interest. The concert was great, but Beth was definitely the one who made an impression. I bought her 2 CD's, and since have bought several more copies to give to friends and family. I love to spread the word about her talent. I greatlylook forward to her new album, and appreciate being able to access your website. "Emily" and "Rage on Rage" are my favorites, they make me cry. I was very sorry to hear about her husband's tragic death, and my heart goes out to her and her family.

Date: Fri, 9 May 1997
Subject: Hello again.

I talked to you a while ago. I'm a pro keyboardist in California. I had heard that Beth's new album was coming out in a couple of months and wanted to check your site to see if you had any other news. It looks like you've done some good work since the last time I checked in. Keep up the effort! I didn't know about Beth's husband. It's a real shame. He must not have been to old. There's a mention that she was a parent, do you know anything else about it? It's more amazing if she's a single parent trying to make a recording career. It takes guts and talent, and it appears that she has both.
See ya,
Michael Hinton

Date: Mon, 21 Apr 1997
Subject: Beth page

Hi Alex---

Really enjoyed the Beth page. I got to meet her a little over a month ago at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. I had gone to see Lari White that night, and Beth came to the show. After the intermission, Beth did a cut off the not-yet-released album. I was so awestruck that she was there, I really don't remember what the song was about. I remember I liked it though. The funny thing about seeing her just pop up unexpectedly was that I had tried to make reservations to see her do a show with Ashley Cleveland in October at the same place and it was already booked up. She was very nice---she was very bubbly in talking--that surprised me a bit as her songs are usually so deep and though-provoking. Oh well---thought I'd share that with you--keep up the great work on the page.


Date: Thu, 17 Apr 1997
Subject: Beth Nielson Chapman

About Beth Nielson Chapman:

I've just been fortunate enough to hear her music in the last 3 months. I don't think I've heard anything like it. If any one hears about her touring, please write it in.

Doug G.
Midlothian ,Va.

Date: Fri, 28 Mar 1997
Subject: B N C

Was please to find information on Beth Neilsen Chapman. There are many talented people out there, but to me this woman is the best I have ever heard. Every time I listen to the one CD I have (You Hold The Key), each piece becomes my favorite as it's played, no matter how many times I play it. In many years of listening and enjoying music, I can't remember that ever happening before. Thanks to your efforts with this page, I should be able to enjoy even more.

page visitor #744 & 745

Date: Sat, 22 Mar 1997
Subject: a Beth Neilsen Fan!

Hi there,

I am a student at Berklee College of Music and just came back from a trip from Nashville where a whole bunch of us singer/songwriters got to meet with respected people in the industry. Among our list of very talented people we got to meet with Beth for a clinic and also a "round". If you don't know what that is a round is where you get a 4-5 maybe 3 songwriters together and they sit in a circle and play their own songs, one at a time always moving around the circle so everybody has an equal chance to "show off" haha. I don't know if you have ever mey Beth but she is absolutely one of the greatest people I have ever seen on stage and off. She is really spontaneous in her actions on stage and just has a wonderfully fun personality all around. I wish I could have stayed at the Bluebird Cafe, the place where that round took place, all night just listening to her music. Anyway, I just wanted to let you know a little behind the person that makes her music. She played us a couple new songs that she wants to put on her next album and she also said that she WILL make a bluegrass album because she loves that style of music.(I think it was bluegrass) Being at Berklee we get exposed to this kind of thing all the time and I think it is wonderful. Thanks for your great page, it is good to see another Beth Neilsen Chapman fan out there. Three Cheers!!!!

Just a fan,

Date: Fri, 21 Mar 1997
Subject: Beth Nielsen Chapman

Hi There,

I just found your web page on BNC and I wanted let you know I'm a big fan too! I'm sending you a piece I found once on the Warner Brothers page. It mentions her first album, Hearing It First which by the way is on Capitol Records and I'd love to get a copy. Also, I have 3 albums which contain songs by her that you may not know of. Suzy Bogguss has an album called Aces which is a great album and covers "Save Yourself" on it. The Forester Sisters album, Talkin' Bout Men has a BNC song called co-written with Kent Robbins called Somebody Else's Moon and (this is a real scream) Brenda Lee's album which is self-titled from 1991 has a song by her called Once Love Makes A Fool of You on it.

I can't wait until May 6th. Thanks for the tip about the Neil Diamond duet. I managed to find a used copy right away. A real find!

I did see that Dan Fogelburg concert by the way. A memorable moment for me to say the least.

In friendship,

Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997
Subject: Re: Beth Neilsen Chapman

Thanks Alex! It was good news just to hear that Beth is coming out with a new record. I hope that it gets nationwide distribrution so I can get my hands on a copy here in LA. I also hope that she sticks to her format and doesn't end up being pushed around by a label. "Beth...The Grunge Years", "Rap Master BNC", "Beth Chapman: Unchained...", etc. Her songwriting is poignant and tasteful. Her melodies are memorable and her playing is intelligent. I guess I'm a fan. Let's look forward to a good experience on the next listen. Thanks again for the reply.

Michael Hinton

Date: Thu, 27 Feb 1997
Subject: Beth Nielsen Chapman

Hi! I just found your page. I have been a fan of Beth's since her first CD came out. I can't wait to get the new one. I just saw her on Rosie O'Donnell singing backup for Bonnie Raitt last week. I think my favorite song is "Emily." My sister and I sang "Faithful Heart" at my aunt's wedding a couple of years ago. I wanted to make one correction though. On Suzy Bogguss's album, Give Me Some Wheels, Beth didn't write any of the songs or play keyboards. She did sing background vocals on "Live To Love Another Day" which I thought was really sad since I heard that Beth's husband died a couple years ago. Thanks for having such a great page.


Date: Wed, 16 Oct 1996


I was happy to find your BNC page. I have a page devoted to Ashley Cleveland. I linked your site because Ashley and Beth are good friends. Ashley even recorded one of Beth's songs ("There's A Light") on her most recent album.

Stop by and visit sometime:


Date: Mon, 30 Sep 1996
Subject: Beth Nielson Chapman


My name is Frank Rogers-Smith and I was very happy to have found you on the net. I love the music of Beth Nielson Chapman and I am wondering if you have an address for her fan club? I also have a question I hope you can answer. Do you know if the song "Emily" is fact or fiction?

Thank you for you time.

Peace, prayers, love and joy
Frank Rogers-Smith
Oblate OSB

Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996
Subject: Beth N.Ch.

Dear jad@
Beth Nielsen Chapman happens to be my favorite female singer on the planet. She may be no Striesand, but then again, Striesand is no Nielsen. She does not yet have another album out, but she did to a great duet recently with Niel Diamond on his country album. Id recommend checking it out because as usual, her voice is as haunting and moving as ever, and the touching emotion she conveys comes on like a tidal wave. Thanks. Need more,

Randy Michael

Date: Wed, 04 Sep 96

Just wanted to tell you what a cool site you have. I'm a big fan if Beth Nielsen Chapman and this is great site. Thanks again!

Bob McInnis
New York

Date: Thu, 18 Jul 1996
Subject: Beth

I first heard of Beth when I saw her as the opening act for Dan Fogelberg at Valley Forge Music Fair (same tour talked about at the end of this page). At first I was dissapointed that I had to sit through an opening act before seeing Fogelberg, but immediately became impressed with her song writing and musical talent. She was a great performer and I have been trying to find out if she will be touring again. After going out and buying her two CDs, I was surprised at the high number of great songs. We also started realizing that alot of her songs you hear being played in stores and malls over the PA system, the songs are easy listening. Unfortunately there aren't a lot of people who know who Beth Nielsen Chapman is. I read in a magazine that just prior the 1994 tour with Fogelberg, Beth found out that her husband was terminally ill, cancer I think. He died sometime in 1995. This has slowed down her career and I think she is trying to spend time with her kid (kids?). The article was written in early 1996 and it said that she is planning to have another CD out by the end of 1996. I'll be looking forward to it. I'll be visiting this page to see if you have any updates.

Craig Eiding

Date: Sun, 23 Jun 1996
Subject: Beth Nielson Chapman

I too am a fan of Beth Neilson Chapman. I was first introduced to her music in the fall of 1994. She toured with Dan Fogelberg as his opening act. I went and bought her first CD before I went to the concert. The guy at the music store assured me that I'd be back to buy her second CD and he was right. I fell in love with her music. She was great in concert too !!! I have a review I wrote up of her concert. Let me know if you want me to send it to you. Did you know that Trisha Yearwood has recorded several of Beth's songs? Check out Trisha's "Hearts In Armour" CD for her version of Beth's "Down On My Knees" and "You Say You Will".

Hope to hear back from you. - Paul in Rochester Minnesota

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