"The Apocalypse"

"The Apocalypse"

CD: The Apocalypse

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CD cover for the album, "The Apocalypse".

CD cover for the album, "The Apocalypse".

Artist & Album Notes


All Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols  
All song copyrights by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) and Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
All Global Rights Reserved
Produced, arranged and recorded by Chet Nichols for Magic Garage Music (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Records
All Instrumentation & Vocal Performances by Chet Nichols
Cover and CD Design by Chet Nichols 

Recorded at The Magic Garage Studio, USA

CONTACT:  MagicGarageMusic@gmail.com



Song Chartings, Awards & Acknowledgements:

1. "The Apocalypse"    
     #1 New Age
     #1 New Age - Religious

2. "Six Feet Under"
     #1 New Age
     #1 New Age - Religious

3. "I Wish That I Could Heal"
     #1 Folk
     #1 Folk- Religious
     #1 New Age
     #1 New Age-Religious
     #1 United States
     #1 North America

4. "The Blue"
     #1 Folk
     #1 Folk - Contemporary

5. "The Needle In His Arm"
     #1 Folk
     #1 Folk - Contemporary
     #1 Rock - Contemporary
     #1 New Age - Contemporary

6. "I'll Be The River"
     #1 New Age - Religious

7. "Never Give Up, Never Give In"
     #1 New Age - Contemporary

8. "The Secrets Of Life"
     #1 New Age
     #1 New Age - Contemporary
     #1 New Age - Religious



When most people are asked what they envision when they hear the word "apocalypse", they will say they see a scorched-earth landscape of death and total destruction.
In many ways they are totally correct. But, I think there are levels of apocalypses that happen to a lesser degree in our daily lives. When I look around me, I see these apocalypses happen from anger, ignorance, misconception, people being used and misled, the loss or lack of love in people's lives, the loss of spiritual beliefs and having a conscience of how our actions and thoughts effect everything around us, the lack of insight created by a sense of wonder and awe and, finally, the dedication to fight through our fears and the barriers that stand in our way as we try to help people and reach our true potential.
I know, that is "a mouthful". But, you hopefully get the idea.
Sadly, in the world around us, people are looking for the one-sentence answer to EVERYTHING and are quick to interrupt anyone offering an idea up to ponder ... in mid-sentence. These interruptions, are apocalypses that happens every second all around the world.
So, to address this idea of different levels of apocalypses in our daily lives, I created this album with the intent to merely scratch the surface of a very deep, profound, frustrating, organic and living-and-breathing concept.
All the songs of this album ponder these concepts in several ways, shapes and forms, because no one song can say it all.
So, I ask you you sit back in a comfy chair, put on some good headphones and listen to these songs and I hope they fire-up your heart, soul and desire for understanding and new commitments.
Oddly enough, as I was writing these songs, I did find a very important secret to understanding our world and oddly enough, it IS laid out in one-sentence. Moreover, it is a sentence we ALL (well, hopefully, ALL), have heard. Quite simply it is this: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you". In other words, it's the good, old "Golden Rule"...i.e. treat people BETTER than you would have them treat you.
So simple and so hard.
Perhaps, if we could do that, the number and severity of our daily "apocalypses" would decrease to a level that is yet to be determined or imagined. Could peaceful understanding await on the end of that process?
-Chet Nichols, October 30, 2016


Song & Album Reviews


Performance & Session Bio

Chet has an international following and has toured extensively and
performed at coffee houses, listening clubs, large concert venues,
major concert tours and college concert tours across the USA and Canada,
as a featured performing artist and as an "opening act" for artists and bands

B.B. King
Jethro Tull
John Denver
The Jefferson Airplane
Linda Ronstadt
The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Jimmy Messina
Timothy B. Schmidt
Rusty Young
Papa John Creach
George Carlin
Steve Martin
Hot Tuna
Dan Hicks & The Hotlicks
The Ozark Mountain Daredevils
It's A Beautiful Day
Pacific Gas & Electric
Jimmie Spheeris
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
Mary Travers
The Charlie Daniels Band
Country Joe McDonald
The Grassroots
Mason Proffit
The Persuasions
Blue Oyster Cult
The Grateful Dead
Big Brother & The Holding Company
Leonard Nimoy
James Taylor
Bollo Sette
Southern Comfort
John Lee Hooker
The Chad Mitchell Trio
Roger McGuinn
Ian & Sylvia
Humble Pie
Modern Folk Quartet
Richard Pryor
KC Grits
Ewing Street Times
Danny Cox
Biff Rose
The Guess Who
Steve Goodman
The Mary Clayton Band
Billy Spears
Brewer & Shipley
Ted Anderson
The Kansas City Philharmonic ... and many more.

Chet has worked in recording studios and recorded with .....

Bill Bradley (Madonna)
Stephen Barncard (David Crosby)
Nicky Hopkins (The Rolling Stones)
Nick Gravenities (Big Brother)
Laura Allan (Laura Allan)
Dave Garabaldi (Tower of Power)
Zakir Hussain (Ravi Shankar)
John Kahn (Jerry Garcia)
Spencer Dryden (The Jefferson Airplane)
Pete Sears (The Jefferson Starship, Hot Tuna)
Henry Lewie (Joni Mitchell)
Fuzzy John Oxendine (Sons of Champlain)
Buddy Cage (New Riders Of The Purple Sage)
The New Riders Of The Purple Sage
Jack Schroer (Van Morrison)
Brewer & Shipley ("Live" album)
Don Preston (Wings)
Richard Marx (Dick Marx & Associates)
Sal Marquez (The "New" Tonight Show Band)
RJ Fox (Sherry Fox)
Steve Sperry (The Steve Miller Band) ..... and many others.

Please feel free to hang-out and listen to any of Chet's album and to contact Chet.
Or you can add your info to his mailing list or send any comments or questions his way.

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