The Music of “Chris Brian Gussa” is legendary.
You’ve most likely heard his music in a restaurant (or yes, even
in an elevator) as background. Famous National DJ Rick
Dees is quoted saying, “I play the hits but Chris Brian Gussa is the
King of Background! His CD “Guitars of the Blue Cantina” is
Folks, I'm Chris Brian Gussa. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
my world! I have lived and breathed music since I was
around five years with my first guitar. I spent so very many years on
the road playing music in smoke filled bars and dance halls that I don't
know how to act sometimes. I tried my hardest to quit the adiction of
music many times! I would be OK for a while but then it
always crept back in. I finaly just gave up and said, "I'm just going
to make the best of all this" so I registered an ASCAP Publishing
Company called Road Cat Music and published all my original songs and
Even though I now own and opperate a
large Natural Herbal Medicine business, (Plant Cures Inc) I still produce jingles, videos
and songs. As of lately I have found a great comfort in playing music for
our cowboy church. I love to play for the Lord and It helps keep me sane!
And yes, on top of everything else I raise Black Saler/Angus cattle and
love to ride our horses on our ranch here in Arizona.
here I am, just trying to stay out of trouble. Lord have mercy on us
All instrumental CDs are by 'Chris Brian
Gussa' and all vocal CDs are by 'Chris "Uncle Gus" Gussa' (I'm
pretty sure It's the same person) Anyway, thanks to YouTube, I have lots of music to
share so just keep scrolling down and turn your speakers up! There are
lots of free downloads too!
'Guitars Of The Blue Cantina' (Instrumental)
The reviews call this album;
"A wonderful balance of
Latin rhythms and ultra fine Flamenco Guitar scale work with a blend of
magnificent Blues and Rock style Electric Lead Guitar. Energetic, yet
Famous National DJ Rick Dees
says: “I play
the hits but Chris Brian Gussa is the King of Background!”
However, ”Guitars of the Blue Cantina” is so much more then just
“Background music”. Many people are saying, “This is exactly the kind of
music I’ve been looking for to play at home and in the office, but I can
never find it in stores. It’s so energetic yet so relaxing. It’s
is sold by many cantinas to their customers who seem to always
say, “Wow, where can I get a copy of this stuff?”
This has been
called "My Best Guitar Instrumental Album" by quite a few people. I don't
know if that is true but it does contain very well produced
original tunes. The main thread running through this album is Latin
rythems with Spanish Flamenco Style lead guitar, alternating
between acoustic and electric.
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'Full Moon In Cancun' (Instrumental)
The reviews say; "Chris Brian Gussa is a guitar player of distinction.
‘Full Moon in Cancun’ is packed with Latin and
flamenco passion and flair. Though he may be labeled the ‘King of
Background Music’, no small claim in itself, every song on this wonderful
CD has substance and personality of its own. Give it a listen; then sit
back, relax, and close your eyes. You can almost feel your body sway to
the swells of the south Pacific while relaxing to the
Holland - Modern Guitars Magazine
started the blend of Flamenco lead guitar and Latin rythems
with the heavey reverb surf music. It became known as
"Flamenco Surf " This became a sound that many people wanted to hear
more and more of. The electric guitars are quite thick with reverb and the
accustic guitars are crisp and clean with amazing scale work. The title
tune, "Full Moon In Cancun" is played in a fast moving mombo
rythem. Another favorite is the tune called
Pacific" This tune is best discribed as beauteful and melodic with
sounds of the surf.
The music on this album could easly be
aplied to a surfing movie or ducumentry with outstanding results. When you
hear this sound you will see why many people call it
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Full Moon In
'Tales Of The Flamenco
The reviews say; "Chris’s
masterful Flamenco lead work on the acoustic is nestled into the “wettest”
and most island like Surf-rock sound you could imagine! Fully produced
with Latin rhythm using piano, bass, marimba, bongos, shakers, Brazilian
Rosewood sticks etc. This is truly some of the most beautiful music you
will ever hear"
This is as "Flamenco Surf" as it gets. True
60's surf music with true Flamenco scale work. True classical guitars are
used as well as true Fender electric guitars with lots of reverb. It is
all combined with perfect inter-play of the two guitar styles and a blend
of many natural Latin percusion instruments.
was influenced by my great atraction to the ocean and all the surfing I
did when I was young. It is
also influenced from the mexician guitar scales I herad so much of growing
up on the border. These all original songs just sort of "rolled out of my
head" in only about a months time. It was a lot of fun to produce. My
"The Flamenco Surfer" -
"Days of The Long
"Riding The Waves Like A
King" and "Santa Ana
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'Flamenco On The Rocks'
say; "Besides the incredible guitar work, There is wood flute,
piano, and even Mariachi style trumpets used in some of the tracks while
bongos, shakers, and Brazilian Rosewood sticks provide the classic Latin
beat in all the tracks. No conventional drums or "rhythm machine" is used
and dance is to say the least, strongly invoked!
About half the tracks are “Bare Bones Classic Hot Guitar” stuff with a
strong bass and rhythm section and the other half have production with
fully orchestrated “film score” type backing: all done the real way,
played one track at a time with no “midi sequencing” Just carefully
thought out and perfectly executed
This album is full of original theam type
music made for film production or documentries or just for
listening and imagining things. Visuals like: "Happy, sad, rain, big
war ships of old, Jazz clubs, Fiesta, Pruvian Natives and
others become alive. It is fun music to listen too and even
more fun to add to video
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Yazzar's Hooey!' (Vocals and Instrumentals)
This album is the first
one I ever recorded, It has got a lot of diferent styles in it
including Jazz, Folk Blues, Old Style String Swing
The title song, "Hotter'n Yazzars Hooey" is full of the old Django Reinhardt style lead guitar work
with a vocal in the middle of the tune.
The old Bluegrass fiddle tune,
Rag" is flat picked on guitar
and for the first time a vocal was written for the middle of the
tune. I got to pickin' a little bit fast on the old flat
pickers tune, "Under The Double
favorite piece on this album is the old Jazz tune called
"I Can't Give You Anything But
Love" played instrumentaly in the Django Reinhardt Guitar Style.
This tune is played in two diferent tempos, my wife, Heidi sings a vocal
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'Turn Up The
Blues-a-lator' (Vocals with lots of blues lead
Here's what the top reviewers are saying
about Uncle Gus's CD; "Turn up
the Blues-a-lator": "Chris
Gussa AKA Uncle Gus is one HOT supercharged blues machine. His guitar
action is beyond the excellent stage, his lead is precise, strong, crisp
and clear. Uncle Gus' musicianship is the absolute ultimate.
The reviews also say, "12 original blues tunes from the finest blues guitarest
you'll ever hear"
Country and Electric Blues has always been a major part of
my music. The Album, "Turn Up The Blues-a-lator" is a very good example of
my Electric blues style guitar, my "growling" voice, my harmonica style
and my music writing concept of "Blues being fun insted of
Favorites are 'Turn Up The Blues-a-lator" -
"Blues From A Buick" and "Big Juicy Burger Blues"
but it is all quite good. My
concept has always been, "Blues is the perfect excuse to play lots of lead
My wife, Heidi sings
on "Good Morning Mr.
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