“Chaffin's newest album is his most satisfying...the musical equivalent of a Thanksgiving feast! Elegant and effervescent... One of the year's 10 best.” –Talkin' Broadway
“A true crooner in the tradition of the greats, from Tony Bennett and Sinatra to Harry Connick, Jr. and Michael Buble. He doesn’t just sing a song; he vocally caresses it, resulting in a fanciful aural feast. WHEN THE WIND BLOWS SOUTH is an unforgettable collection of standards with a wickedly Southern twist that is best served with an ice-cold mint julep under the gentle breeze of a slowly rotating ceiling fan!” –Southern Breeze
Philip Chaffin When the Wind Blows South
Philip Chaffin revisits his Southern roots and brings them to bear on the music he loves best. It's a meeting of two worlds – the sounds of Dixie gently filtered through the music of Broadway – that brings a country swing to Frank Loesser, a Tennessee twang to George and Ira Gershwin, and a Sondheim-like theatricality to John Denver. Chaffin reaches deeper into his lower register, and deeper into himself, as the spirit of the old South infuses the song stylings of a new album.