Chaffee Management Group is Proud to Partner with The Barefoot Tribe Gathering

Chaffee Management Group is proud to be a partner with The Barefoot Tribe Gathering, held October 16-18, 2015 in Phoenix, the event will feature: Dr. John Perkins, Bob Goff, Rachel Held Evans, Erwin McManus, Rev. Becca Stevens, Palmer Chinchen, Solveig Leithaug, Noel Musicha, Esther Havens, Lindsay Nobels, Ben Greene and many, many more. Come learn and network with people whose passion is to help end poverty, stop injustice, become abolitionist, spread the kingdom of Heaven in places of Hell on Earth and live like Christ, always. For more information visit the BFT website.





March 6, 2014 – (NASHVILLE, TN) Solveig Leithaug is one of the most under-the-radar treasures in the world of Christian music.  And now, this Dove award-winning singer-songwriter has joined forces with renowned Dove award-winning producer Steve Hindalong and a dream team of musicians, and songwriters to create a landmark recording, Finding Home.

A culmination of decades of life experience and evolution as a musician and songwriter, Finding Home is without question the most honest, courageous, and breathtakingly beautiful recording of Solveig’s 30-year career. This collection of 13 songs perfectly blends the maturity of a seasoned veteran and the fresh, untainted hope threaded between every note she sings.


Gospel music icon Gloria Gaither states: “From a lullaby to faraway children she can’t tuck in at night to a tribute to a loved one on the slow journey of Alzheimer’s who can only be present ‘when she plays’ the piano, Solveig’s FINDING HOME gently opens all the closed places of the heart with her melted butter voice. Peace and pathos dance together all through this amazing collection of songs of comfort and courage.”


Throughout the album the listener experiences the blend of Solveig’s Norwegian heritage and her timeless American folk sound with lyrics pregnant with universal themes of faith, hope, love and mercy. Joining Solveig in the songwriting were Grammy nominated songwriters Cindy Morgan and Sarah Hart, Grammy-winning songwriter Phil Madeira, platinum selling writer Gary Sadler, and Dove award winning Steve Hindalong.


Each song features Leithaug’s exceptional guitar virtuosity and leads the team of incredible musicians, including Buddy Greene, Jeff Taylor (Elvis Costello), Jeff Coffin (The Dave Matthews Band), Matt Slocum (Six Pence Non the Richer), and Jimmy Abegg (The Raggamuffins) to name a few.

The first single from Finding Home, “When She Plays,” was released in Solveig’s native Norway for the nation’s annual telethon and was played frequently on national radio broadcasts creating an overwhelming groundswell of response. The song tells the gripping story of Solveig’s mother-in-law, a former church pianist suffering from Alzheimer’s, who returns when she plays the piano.


“I wrote the song,” Solveig says, “to honor her and all the individuals and families affected by this debilitating and cruel disease. It’s staggering to think that in the USA alone 5.2 million currently have Alzheimer’s .”


To accompany the song, Solveig has released a touching video shot in her hometown Nashville, TN which features a short “home-movie” performance of the classic hymn “He Touched Me” by Sharon, her mother-in-law.


The video can be viewed on YouTube.  Digital download of Finding Home is available on iTunes and other fine digital outlets. The physical CD is available through the Gaither Music website (Gaither Store).

Sarah Thebarge’s ‘Invisible Girls’ memoir announced as latest Maroon Edition selection

Mail AttachmentSarah Thebarge’s “The Invisible Girls: A Memoir” is the 2014 Maroon Edition selection at Mississippi State University.


Maroon Edition is the annual university-wide program that encourages incoming freshman class members to read the same book during the summer. Participants then engage in dialog with other students, administration, faculty and staff members throughout the school year.


“We hope that all of next fall’s incoming freshmen will read the book before the fall semester begins and participate in related activities planned for next academic year,” said President Mark E. Keenum in making the announcement Monday [March 3].


A Pennsylvania minister’s daughter, Thebarge had earned a master’s degree from the Yale School of Medicine and was studying journalism at Columbia University when she was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 27.


Published last year by Jericho Books, “Invisible Girls” chronicles Thebarge’s diagnosis, years of treatment that left her an emotional and physical wreck, and drastic changes in career plans and relationships as she relocated to Oregon in an effort to put her life back together. While in Portland, an unexpected involvement with a struggling Somalia refugee mother and daughters–“invisible” people in their own neighborhood–led her to better understand and overcome her own devastation and realize that she also had been an “invisible girl.” For more, see


“This powerful story helps readers see the world around us with new eyes,” Keenum said. Calling the book “reading time well spent,” he noted that Thebarge’s writings also have been included in “Just Between Us,” “Relevant” and “Christianity Today,” and featured on


All incoming freshmen attending MSU’s spring or summer orientation sessions will receive a copy of the 272-page book. It will be available to others through the Barnes & Noble at Mississippi State and numerous other bookstores and on-line booksellers.

Photo by Jason Tapley

Steve Taylor Hits the Stage at Soulfest With New Band The Perfect Foil

Steve Taylor and his new band The Perfect Foil — featuring John Mark Painter on bass, Jimmy Abegg on guitar and Peter Furler on drums — played for the second time this summer at New Hampshire’s Soulfest. A new album is planned for late 2013. In addition, Steve was recently named filmmaker-in-residence at Lipscomb University’s Film and         Photo by Jason Tapley                                                                 Creative Media Graduate Program.

Phil Madeira and Solveig

Chaffee Management Artist’s Solveig Leithaug and Phil Madeira Co-Write for Her New Album

As Solveig Leithaug prepares for her new release (due this  fall), she’s been co-writing with a list of distinguished song writers which include: Phil Madeira (pictured), Cindy Morgan, Gary Sadler  and Steve Hindalong who will also produce the project.

Sheila in Crowd

Shelia Walsh promotes the release of her newest book “The Storm Inside, Trade the Chaos of How You Feel for The Truth of Who You Are”



February 2014 marks the release of Sheila’s newest book The Storm Inside and her publisher Storm Inside 07-09-13Thomas Nelson, announces that this release will include a complete Bible Study Guide and a 8 week video curriculum.


In The Storm Inside, best-selling author and Women of Faith speaker Sheila Walsh invites you into ten life-changing, hope-filled transformations where hurt and heartache are divinely redeemed into joy and faith. With insightful biblical teaching, intimate stories of her own storms and the chaos other women have faced and overcome, Walsh shows how: Heartbreak can become strength, shame can lead to love, unforgiveness can find freedom, restoration can undo rage, courage overcomes insignificance, and so much more.


With over 60 books to her credit, this prolific writer, artist and Bible teacher  will also be available to speak on any Sunday in February, March or April. Contact Chaffee Management Group to secure one of these dates for your church today!

Howlin’ Books Announces the Release of Phil Madeira’s “God On The Rocks”

GOTR book coverHowlin’ Books announces the July release of Phil Madeira’s God On The Rocks…Distilling Religion, Savoring Faith.  In this book the musician and songwriter turns his talent for evocative lyricism from the stage to the page as he invites the reader to wander with him on his relentless search for God. This follows a very successful 2012  release of thealbum On Mercyland: Hymns For The Rest of Us that includes original and traditional songs performed by The Civil Wars, Shawn Mullins, Buddy Miller, Emmylou Harris, Mat Kearney, Cindy Morgan, among others.


Film Director Steve Taylor Accepts Wilbur Award for movie Blue Like Jazz

Doug Cannon, President of the National Religion Communicators Council, presents the Wilbur Award’s Feature Film award to Director Steve Taylor. The movie BLUE LIKE JAZZ, which Steve co-wrote, co-produced and directed, joined past Wilbur Award winners which included “The Help,” “Schindler’s List,” and Dead Man Walking.”