"Chris is one of the hardest working musicians from the Seattle music scene. You’’d be hard pressed to find another 27 year old seamlessly switching from International Music to Jazz and from Rock to Bluegrass so comfortably. He has even studied Brazilian Jazz with Seattle based Brazil music legend, Jovino Santos Neto.
Chris’’ musicianship reflects the multitude of musical influences he turns to for inspiration. His acoustic guitar playing really stands out, but this virtuosic, multi-instrumentalist is equally at home playing mandolin, drums, bass, electric guitar, banjo, and Greek bouzouki!

In February of 2017, Chris along with Dirty Kitchen played on the world famous Grand Ole Opry! 


In addition, Chris was a founding member of Seattle based band Northern Departure, and has found himself performing onstage with the likes of Jerry Douglas, Emmylou Harris, Bryan Sutton, Rob Ickes and Trey Hensley, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Kenny and Amanda Smith, The Boxcars, Yogi and The Yogini's and many others." - From dirtykitchenband.com

Seattle/Washington DC/Nashville/New York

Currently listening to:  AC/DC, Norman Blake, Neil Young, Crazy Horse,Tony Rice, Weezer, Allman Brothers Band, Sea Level, Kenny Baker, Mike Munford, Noam Pikelney, Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, John McLaughlin, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony Williams...

Chris is the 2013 IBMA Momentum Award winner(Performer).  
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Chris plays Preston Thompson Guitars exclusively. Check out the Thompson CRL-DBA Model Guitar!

Chris plays Preston Thompson Guitars exclusively. Check out the Thompson CRL-DBA Model Guitar!

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