Chris has an extremely diverse musical background. Starting out on piano at age 8, picking up the viola at age 9, getting his first guitar when he was 11, adding bass, violin, mandolin, and vocal training along the way, Chris is a well-rounded talent of over 4 decades now.
As a former U.S. Marine with stellar discipline, Chris is truly driven, meticulous and professional about everything he does. He has performed in concert opening up for many big name acts including Blake Shelton, Tammy Wynette, Billy Ray Cyrus, Pure Prairie League, Headeast, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and others, and has toured the USA and Canada with bands performing in clubs for over 30 years.
Chris has studied many genres of music, including rock, blues, jazz, country, folk, bluegrass and more but as he states, "there's only 12 notes! It's all about how you put the notes together with lyrics and a beat." He has recorded 3 albums of original compositions and also wrote 25 songs for the movie soundtrack of Indy film, "One Body At A Time."
Three days after 911, Chris wrote, "Say Bye Bye Bin Laden." Four days later, he completed recording, mixing, and mastering the song. Chris mailed copies of the single to every major radio station in the USA. Two weeks later, Jay Leno played a clip of Chris' song on The Tonight Show! Chris has written jingles for businesses and produced TV commercials as well.
Chris held the position of emcee for the Packer Preview on the Packers Radio Network for the Green Bay Packers in the Lambeau Field Atrium during Packer home games for five consecutive NFL seasons, where he also performed fiddle songs during the show. Chris worked for the Packers on "Game Days" for a total of six seasons.