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Sounds Like: Hank 3, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Southern Culture on the Skids
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Chris Lord has become synonymous with colorful tales
of love gone awry, awash in the heavy-handed, flat-tire shuffles of Texas. The listener is drawn to the
compulsion of ill-fated love, the hollow ache of a forgotten flame, the fresh breath of redem...See Full Bio
“A stomping groove, a steely, slice-and-dice guitar attack and a growling vocal greet listeners to Chris Lord & Cheatin’ River’s Chunkabilly Blues. Echoes of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Freddie King abound in the searing six-string salvos, and the merciless vocal brings to mind the younger Kim Wilson throwing his weight around the tracks. Cheatin' River begs to be heard live for its sheer full-frontal assault on the senses—you can really get lost in the story the lyrics and the instruments tell together. It’s perfect, right down to the abrupt ending, when it cuts off like that, and all is silent in the world. And you, dear listener, are left there, limp, maybe a bit dizzy, but begging for more.”