Fall is my favorite time of the year for many reasons. But the main reason I love autumn, is it signifies change. And with change, I find myself holding closer to those things that keep me grounded and whole.
Of course, for me, music is one of those things I cling too when dealing with change, not only within seasonal change, but within the changes of life.
The song “Stone of Grief,” was written during a challenging time a couple of years ago. Not necessarily for me, but for the person on the journey of change and healing. I present this song, again, for you who are walking a road-less traveled, so that you may find encouragement on that road. I also share this song for those who are coming along side those treading the waters of change.
I am so looking forward to my first performance at the Jade Lounge in SE Portland this Wednesday evening as part of the Songbird Showcase open mic, hosted by Cynthia O’Brien. Cynthia, along with the talented Doug McCleary, percussionist John Hasenjaeger and myself, are putting a fun set together of cover tunes from Bruce Cockburn, Vigilantes of Love, and others. Plus, we’ve worked up one of my originals, which is always cool.
Things get underway Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 7pm. Take a mid-week break and join us at the Jade Lounge.
I love performing at in-house concerts. I love the intimacy, the interaction, the laid-back, relaxed nature of it all. It is a perfect receipt for a truly memorable evening for both performer and audience.
“With about 30 dear friends and guests gathered in our living room, Chris gave us two of the most wonderful hours of his music, his humor, and his incredible talent. We savored every minute.” Kathy Peterson, Coeur d’Alene, ID.
I’m booking house concerts for this fall, and would love to celebrate an evening of music and stories in your home. You can contact me here.
June 19th was a wonderful night at Portland Music Company’s NE Portland location, where I, along with 7 other musicians, played 15 minute sets of mainly original songs. Here’s my “live” version of a song I wrote earlier this year called Deep Blue.
This is one of those real casual gigs where I just bring my guitar and sing songs for a couple of hours. I won’t be the only musician performing at this fun event. Maybe we’ll get a jam session going at some point. I’ll bring my ukulele and melodica for added musical spice.
I’ll be performing from 10am-12(ish) this Saturday.