Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Live in Colorado Springs!
“On a day like today
When I do everything I always say I won’t
Just when things were riding fine
I lose sight of the line between do and don’t”
Yep. I’ve been there. This guy speaks to me.
Friends had seen Chris perform and said he was wonderful. But those were in bigger cities than Santa Fe, New Mexico. I figured it would be years before I could see him. So when I found out he would be doing a show in Colorado Springs on Aug 30, just a five hour drive away, I leapt at the opportunity. Destiny Raven was coming too, so I’d have someone I knew there.
(syzzlyn's note: WOOHOOO!!!)
Chris set up in a corner of the restaurant, with audio equipment, a mic and his guitar. Initially it was a small group. He laughed that he knew everyone in the room. What a treat to have almost a private at-home kind of atmosphere! Later more people came in, but even so it felt very intimate. Turns out he was there for another gig and was doing this one primarily for local friends.
The style of his songs ranges from soft and mellow to insistent beat. His voice acts as a separate instrument, more than a way to deliver lyrics. Indeed sometimes I can’t discern the lyrics on the first hearing since I’m not an audio type person. The range in his voice by itself captures interest. To see and here more of Chris, check out his website!
Clearly this is a man I’ll keep my eye on. He’s going places, and I hope to arrange for one of them to be in Santa Fe.
Thanks to LindsaySF for the blog and photos!!