MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Clearwater’s great friend Tom Chapin was our Master of Ceremonies in both 2017 and 2018, and we’re excited to announce he’ll be back again this year, schedule permitting.
In a career that spans five decades, 25 albums and three GRAMMY® awards, Tom has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway and worked extensively in films, television and radio.
The New York Times called Chapin “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music,” while Billboard called him “the best family artist around” and described him as “totally captivating.” Parents magazine stated, “Nobody today is writing and performing better kids’ songs than Tom Chapin.”
Nicho Lowry is president of Swann Auction Galleries in New York City. Born into a family of antiquarian book dealers and a regular appraiser on the PBS television series Antiques Roadshow, Lowry is actively involved with many worthy causes, presiding over as many as 20 charity auctions a year.
But be forewarned. As Nicho himself will tell you, and as he proved to us last year, no one is adept at the dark art of separating you from your money—and no one makes the process more entertaining.