What Can Be Expected with Chris

Chris sings many songs that have entered into the oral tradition of American and British folk music. A concert may include work-songs from the days of sail, songs of love and parting, ballads and story songs of the supernatural, or the songs our forbearers might have sung “just for the fun of it.” Each song will carry with it the stories of its origins, meanings contained therein, or significance as it relates to contemporary issues.   These stories connect us to our past, and thereby to who we are today today.  These are the stories of those who came before, built and nurtured their families and their country, and who left some of those stories in their music. 

Chris uses skills learned as a Public School music teacher, and interpreter at Mystic Seaport Museum, to engage with audiences, and invite them to participate during concerts in the hopes of making the music more their own