We are so excited to share the cover of Mr. Tanner. This beautiful story was released as a song in 1973 by the late singer-songwriter Harry Chapin. It is about Mr. Tanner who runs a dry cleaning shop in Dayton, Ohio, where he spends his days greeting his customers with his beautiful voice. His friends and neighbors encourage him to sing professionally instead of cleaning clothes. He eventually takes a chance and travels to New York City to be heard by a concert agent and critics, only to find they weren’t hearing what he was feeling.
The song Mr. Tanner was released in 1973 off Harry Chapin’s Short Stories album. The song was inspired by a mediocre review about a baritone singer in The New York Times. Visit our website to find the links to the original New York Times articles!
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