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Originally form Upstate NY, Chris plays original acoustic songs in the Americana/folk style with a healthy dousing of bluegrass. After years of working for and in our National Park System, Chris decided it was time to concentrate more on making music. He spent years in the mountains jamming with friends around campfires and writing songs that reflect on the life he was living (and still is). His love of bluegrass and mountain music drew him more to his mandolin and he began playing in a bluegrass band sharing the vocal duties with the banjo player, sometimes singing lead and others singing tenor. This experience drew him deep into the Stanley Brothers and the band would often sing Stanley Brothers songs in the traditional two part harmonies.
Chris has been playing guitar since the age of 16 and he played violin and tenor saxophone for a short stint in grade school. He would practice upstairs in his room and often during the evenings would listen to his mother practice Jazz standards on her Grand Piano which was situated directly below the floor of his room.
Chris traveled the west and ended up in a southern California National Park and working in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. His love of mountain music grew and his writing style and subject matter reflect this. These days, Chris spends his time mainly playing guitar, singing, writing songs, working and raising a two year old son along with his wife.
One minute driving, the next soulful, and still the next poignant Chris's songs will keep you entertained.