Chris grew up in a strong
Christian family and has played guitar from the age of six. To this
day he says nothing could be more desiring to do.
was his sole occupation for 40 years and it is still #1 even
with his huge herbal
business known worldwide as Plant Cures.
Growing up near the Tijuana border of Mexico in
San Diego, Chris says,
"I was so blessed by hearing the beautiful Spanish
Flamenco Guitar styles from Mexican musicians and from surfing in the
beautiful Pacific Ocean that it all became part of me. These Images have
never been more alive to me and they have definitely entered into my
Latin/Flamenco influence, Chris knows the surfing experience almost as much as the
guitar experience. These two naturally had to come together. This concept led to
two great Instrumental CDs in a Flamenco/Surf style belonging only to
Chris. The CDs were "Full Moon In
Cancun" and "Tales Of The Flamenco
Both CDs are all original
Instrumentals and have incredible acoustic Latin-Flamenco guitar work with
electric Surf Guitar running all through it. It's hard to imagine the
blend until you hear it but when you do you'll swear its the way it was
always supposed to be!
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Chris's masterful Flamenco lead work on the acoustic is nestled into the
"wettest" electric surf-rock sound you could imagine! Both CDs are 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! These two CDs are
loaded with that cinematic feel that just seems to say "they
will soon become part of a soundtrack for a major film" Licensing
However, It was the "Blues" that
influenced Chris the most!
In his early days, Chris was beginning
tp have a preference for Blues Style Lead Guitar by the age of ten. By the
age of 16 he had his own band and won a KGB radio contest for the
impressive title of
Guitarist in San Diego"
As a lead guitar player, Instrumentals have been
Chris's main driving force. However, his only current vocal
CD, "Turn Up The Blues-a-lator,"
getting a lot of attention lately in many different areas of
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NBCs "The Today Show" is
using the track, "Big Juicy Burger Blues"
from "Turn Up The Blues-a-lator" by incorporating it into many of their
Healthy Eating segments. This humorous tune is driven by total
sarcasm as Chris is very much into health.
Chris has often said,
"I really don't like singing that much, it takes my mind off of
what I am doing with lead guitar which is what I do" However Chris's love
for telling a story comes out in both his lyrics and his warm voice. Chris
says, "I really wasn't singing it was just the blues and I was
sort of growling out a story, that's all" Well growling, singing, whatever it was it worked! Check out
The music in "Turn Up The Blues-a-lator" is mostly
pure Electric Blues in the truest of form. Even though they are "True
Blues" these 12 original tracks are somehow all uplifting. Much of
the lyrics contain a strong Christian message
many contain good clean humor as well (Which is a bit of a miracle in
itself for Hard Driving Electric Blues!)
Chris's Instrumental CDs that are commercially available:
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Full Moon In Cancun Tales Of The Flamenco Surfer
Christmas In Paradise Guitars Of The Blue Cantina Flamenco On The Rocks