A Little Taste

Hi everyone!

I’ve been doing a lot of these livestreams lately, but I thought it might be cool to go ahead and do something that was very specifically about the relatively new songs I’ve been writing and that will eventually come out and singles this spring and then on the new EP (which seems to be growing in size past the point of “E”) at a time to be determined.

It’s been taking longer than I’d planned, but, well…. I am now in the process of changing jobs and that has taken a little bit of my attention over the past few weeks (months).

In the meantime, here’s a stream I recorded over the weekend that includes:

  • In a Minor Key
  • Home
  • Pulling Nails
  • Clouds

I know not everyone is on Facebook these days, so I went ahead and also saved it up to YouTube. The input into the computer was a little “hot” so it’s not completely as clean I’d like, but I hope you still enjoy.

Have a great weekend!

-Chris

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A Special Place

I am of an age at which starting new habits or routines is unusual and often difficult. We become set in our patterns and are loath to change them – which is why when it comes time to make a change, having a supportive community around you is so incredibly valuable.

An institution of seven years came to a close this past Monday night. The Open Mic Jam at Bill‘s Pizza* – formerly at Terry O’Reilly‘s and at Smoken’ Joe’s before that – provided that supportive community for many songwriters, musicians, comedians, poets, and even novelists. It was on this stage 16 months ago that I first returned to performing live (after a break of few decades).

2019-12-02 21.14.38I will be eternally grateful to Terrance and Andrew for providing this environment, both for a returning performer to find his chops again, and also for providing a great workshop for trying out new songs and material as I was writing them. I am so, so pleased and honored to call you my friends!

Likewise, I now find myself in the community of some truly talented fellow performers, including (but absolutely not limited to) the up-and-coming Elliot Wren, the folk voice of Bob Greenwood, bassist extraordinaire Ethan Mackler, and theater composer/lyricist/blogger Danielle Pinals. 2019-12-04 23.11.35

In the meantime, the revitalized Tunnel 18 is moving forward. I’m gonna be playing with a couple of interesting people over the next couple of weeks, including a drummer who I am really looking forward to collaborating with. Look for new music soon – I know I’ve been promising it for a while, but it’s on its way. Love to you all, and best wishes for warmth and fellowship this holiday season. 

 

*Bill’s is still an institution on its own, and run by some damn fine people. Go and enjoy the food!