Chad is country folk, born and raised. Many generations of Montanans run through his veins. As a youngster, the call of the urban life drew him to Seattle and then in 2007, to the fair river-city of Portland, OR. He’s mostly lost his Montana drawl, doesn't eat much red meat these days, thinks it's cold when it gets down to 40 degrees, even expresses emotion on occasion. But he is still a quiet person, not a lot of chit chat, and the sound and sight of irrigation sprinklers with the mountains in the background is like valium for his soul. His life in Portland moves a little faster now, but his music holds his roots at the core, shined up with some city grease.