Chadwick Stokes Urmston was raised in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, where he grew up as a pacifist through his time spent at The Peace Abbey and then took a year after high school to work in Zimbabwe. For many summers, he worked as a counselor at Camp Jabberwocky, a camp on Martha’s Vineyard for adults with disabilities and the launching pad for How’s Your News?
Chadwick left college to pursue an independent music career with the bands Dispatch and State Radio. A founding member of the Elias Fund, the Dispatch Foundation, and now Calling All Crows, Chadwick was honored as Humanitarian of the Year by the Boston Music Awards in 2008. He remains a committed activist and is passionate about inspiring the live music community to invest their time and energy toward public service and humanitarian causes, especially the empowerment of women around the world. In his spare time, Chadwick can be found playing pond hockey and hopping trains with his dog Lefty.