Solar Eclipse Debut!

The August 21st solar eclipse provided an opportunity for Chip to debut his new observatory at his farm. “I call my observatory ’Top of the Hill’, said Chip.  “I’ve been interested in astronomy since I was a child in the little farm town in Ohio where I grew up.  I’ve had many telescopes and variations…

Details

Mother’s Day Memories

When I think about the major influences that helped shape my life, both my mother and grandmother are top of mind. Music was a passion for both of them — one of my favorite memories is my grandmother playing the church organ on Christmas Eve. At the age of 16, my mother was a standout…

Details

Nathan East at American Gramaphone

Nathan East, one of the most recorded bass players in the history of music, recently visited American Gramaphone’s headquarters. A founding member of the contemporary jazz quartet, Fourplay, East has performed and co-written songs with music artists such as Eric Clapton, George Harrison, Phil Collins and Stevie Wonder. A Mannheim Steamroller fan, East was in…

Details

Alexander Payne & Chip

Chip joined Omaha native and famed film director Alexander Payne at a recent fundraiser for a historic theater in Omaha. Payne is the recipient of several Oscar, Golden Globe, and other awards including Best Writing, Best Screenplay and Best Director; his work has also been nominated in the Best Picture category. Payne’s filmography includes The…

Details

Benghazi Hero

Chip recently met Benghazi hero Kris “Tanto” Paronto while he was taking a break back here in Omaha from his busy speaking circuit.  The story of Kris and his team members was told in the book and movie, “13 Hours”, an account of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi.  During their visit,…

Details

Mannheim Herd!!!

Chip never drives around his farm without a bag of carrots.   Meet Ghost (l), a young Warlander whose sire is Storm Shadow, a world-champion show horse, followed by Twist, Acorina and Ghost’s Mom, Barbie.  Take a closer look at Twist. Can you tell that his muzzle is off-center and veers to the left?  Chip’s daughter,…

Details

2016 Christmas Tour – ANNOUNCED

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER ANNOUNCES 2016 CHRISTMAS TOUR
Chip Davis, founder and creator of Mannheim Steamroller and the industry’s largest independent record label, American Gramaphone, announced that his annual Christmas concert tour will begin on November 15th, 2016. Two traveling ensembles will hold performances across the country.

Details

Leading Edge Music Technology

Leading Edge Music Technology Made Possible By Chip Chip recently returned from the first  performance held in a learning facility he funded at the University of Michigan, his alma mater.  “I was so happy to attend the first live performance in the Chip Davis Technology Studio and see the results of my contribution to the…

Details

Chip’s Holiday Dozen!!!

Listen to Chip present his “12 Songs of Christmas” during a special program on the Sirius Holly channel (13).  He will be playing both Mannheim and other artists, along with sharing the background and his personal experience of each song!   “12 Songs of Christmas” is expected to run during the day on Monday, December 21, between 9:00 am…

Details

It’s Christmas Fruitcake Time!

Do you know how many of our Christmas traditions came about? Hanging stockings, Christmas fruitcake — where did these and other holiday rituals come from? Chip answers these questions and more in The Twelve Days of Christmas beginning December 11 on the WestStar Network. Mannheim Steamroller’s An American Christmas then airs from noon on Christmas Eve to midnight Christmas Day. Chip narrates heart-warming stories about the holiday season accompanied by your favorite Mannheim Steamroller Christmas music.

Details