Christopher Ford has been attacking acoustic guitars on stages throughout Western Canada for the past half-decade, grinding out a soulful, energetic form of folk that demands a second listen. Despite his quick smile and penchant for a cheeky joke, 'CFord' brings a profound-yet-paranoid urgency to the stage that is rarely heard and seldom seen.
With a voice that hovers somewhere between Cat Stevens and Steven Page, driving guitars, and the lyrical soul of an urban nomad, Christopher has been making an impact on the barroom stages, open mic nights, and street festivals that mark the burgeoning folk scene in his new home of Vancouver. Recordings from his first two albums – produced and brought to life by Chris in his self-styled studio in Calgary, AB – earned him the ear of the Calgary Folk Festival Songwriting Competition, where he placed fourth and third overall in 2009 and 2011.
A tireless worker, Christopher completed a tour of Western Canada in the summer of 2012, and has spent the fall and winter playing shows throughout the Vancouver/Lower Mainland area, including appearances on CITR's The Morning After Show and CJSF's Melodies in Mind. During that time, he also wrapped up recording on a 5-song EP that he's been releasing slowly, one song a week, starting in February 2013. You can follow Chris's adventures on his blog at www.c-ford.net (you're actually tantalizingly close to it already) and on Twitter at @toolestooles.
If you'd like to book Chris at your next shuttle launching party or cool-guy hangout, he might say yes. Try him at firstname.lastname@example.org.