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Riverside Chats Live: Benson Theatre to Host Tom Knoblauch in Conversation with Chip Davis

Chip Davis/American Gramaphone

KIOS and host Tom Knoblauch bring Riverside Chats live to the stage of Benson Theatre at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 with special guest, legendary musician, composer, and founder of Mannheim Steamroller, Chip Davis. The event is produced in conjunction with Omaha Public Radio and Benson Theatre.

Chip Davis has been making music for over five decades, scoring his first chart-topper in 1976 with "Convoy," the song he co-wrote with Bill Fries. Davis was also named Country Music Writer of the Year in 1976 by performing rights organization SESAC. However, no mention of Chip Davis would be complete without the group he founded, Mannheim Steamroller, and the label he created to release its music, American Gramaphone, both of which have captivated listeners and audiences since 1974.

Davis has also been active in encouraging and enabling Omaha’s unique artistic culture across several projects and media, including the restoration and preservation of Omaha’s historic Benson Theatre.

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Todd is a recent transplant to the shores of the Missouri, hailing originally from western Kentucky where he got his start in radio almost 30 years ago at WKYX-WKYQ in Paducah. He transitioned to public radio in 1992 as local host of All Things Considered on WKMS before moving to California and Florida.