My Own Hands
The founder and bandleader of the 1990's southern California based band, HIRED GUNS. Originally from Maryland, Chris has been a much sought after band member and recording session musician throughout his career. His multiple award winning talents and flavor for a broad range of styles have brought a lot of attention and constant work to his table. In 1994 he made the decision to step to center stage and begin performing the songs he'd been writing. Chris started heading down this familiar path by booking himself as a single then quickly progressed to duos. Then on to the strength of a full band, HIRED GUNS, establishing himself as an original artist and winning awards for instrumentation as well as song writing, Chris has been involved in national live performances projects as well as commercials and film sound tracks. His musical recording experience runs deep, recording for large and independent labels as well as many southern California artists, resulting in an impressive discography of demos and final masters. To his songwriting credits, he has several songs being reviewed by national talent as well as several that have been recorded. After the millennium change, Chris decided to do some traveling and found himself in the very musically comfortable area of Austin, Texas. There, he wrote and performed with some great tunesmiths of the area while getting to know the lay of the land. 2003 brought Chris back to southern California. He has dozens of new songs from his experiences, as well as a new sense of a band sound. As soon as the word got out in California that he was again available for project work, he has been very busy. He is presently producing, arranging and performing in studio projects as well serving as the musical director for 2 performance projects, Justin Foutz and Sandra Pillar. All are heating up the Los Angeles area with the help of Chris' talents and guidance.