Even with that success, two years ago, Chisel decided he needed to change his life. Burned out by a cynical music industry and the non-stop grind of the road, he left his life as a performer and songwriter in Nashville and returned to Appleton with his partner and band mate Adriel Denae where the duo took on their most ambitious project to date — renovating a 30,000-square-foot monastery in Appleton and converting it into a refuge for artists to work and create. They dubbed it The Refuge, and in its chapel is where Chisel and Denae found the time and energy to make a new record - Tell Me True - Chisel’s first LP in five years.
With Tell Me True, Chisel has finally released a new record for the first time in too long. But more importantly, he has recovered a vital part of himself.
“I don’t think I ever felt satisfied in any one place like I do today.”