Chris – Bio

Chris

A rabid fan of music from an early age, Christian was born and raised in small town Charlevoix, MI. With limited formal training, Christian is mostly a self-taught musician: guitar and bass. Primarily a Rock and Americana player, his experience also covers blues, country, and some jazz and gospel. Playing bars and clubs laid the groundwork and skill set for Christian to apply his passion in worship for church services and other related venues. He writes original material, produces, engineers, and has experience editing and mixing studio and live recording projects. He wrote, produced, and performed the music for the PBS history series “America from The Ground Up”.

Christian has done voice-over, and has recorded, mixed and edited hundreds of nationally broadcast radio ads for Minneapolis based Marketing Architects. He’s shared the stage with The Wannabe Hasbeens, Castle vs Castle, Jonathan Reuel, Nathan Butler (Shiny Shiny Black), Christopher Freeman (GS Megaphone, Poor Man’s Riches), Darin Keim (Staple), John Gunden (The John Gunden Band), and many others. Studio trained by Steve Hodge, St. Paul Peterson, Tom Garneau, and Eric Olson. Graduated as Valedictorian from IPR (The Institute of Production and Recording), and was the recipient of the IPR Icon Award. Christian plays guitar for Visions, and Roswell, GA based band Red Handed.