Place Nobody Knows
This is Chris Leva's second full length solo CD. His previous solo release and both his releases with the well known Guano Boys have been critically acclaimed. Chris plays reggae, world/African grooves and Appalachian String Band music equally well and in a way that is completely unique, skillful, and instantly identifiable. His lyrics combine depth with simplicity; are insightful, sweet and haunting, and universal in their sentiment. Chris plays acoustic, electric and baritone guitars, bass, oud, banjo, mandolin, etc along with some of Charlottesville, Virginia's best players- Robert Jospe, Spencer Lathrop, Jim Ralston (Baaba Seth) and LA's Marcus L Miller on drums, Bobby Read-tenor sax (Bruce Hornsby), Mark Maynard-trombone, flute (Baaba Seth), Nate Hawkes-baritone sax (Guano Boys), Jeff Saine-pedal steel (Guano Boys), James Leva-fiddle, backing vox, Matty Metcalfe-accordion, and lots more.