\'This music was given to me by that Grandest of Canyons during the times I was priviliged to sojourn within it's depths. Solo backpacking through it's remote reaches filled me with the songs of the Grand Canyon. Each and all it's parts embody grandeur, mystery and music. It sings - for those who pause to listen. I paused, and I was blessed to hear. With gratitude Chris Wuehrmann 2008\' Chris Wuehrmann\'s music is inspired by his love of the outdoors; he\'s at peace when enjoying nature. Whether it\'s back country solo backpacking in the Grand Canyon, exploring Arizona\'s untrammeled deserts, canyons and forests, trekking in the Colorado Rocky Mountains with friends, kayaking and fishing at Reelfoot Lake in Tennessee, hiking in the enchanted countryside of New Mexico, or relaxing in his own back yard in Chino Valley, Arizona, music is being created. A native of Chicago, Chris came west in 1967 to attend Prescott College in Arizona, and became an instant devotee of the Southwest. His eclectic employments and pastimes have included organic truck farming, field archaeology, logging, raising Nubian dairy goats, English country dance, backpacking, canoeing and kayaking, and fishing. Retired from his position as manager of the largest Elderhostel program in the world at Yavapai College, Chris and his wife, Rita, are enjoying lots more trailer traveling (or is it travel trailering?), genealogy research, fishing, kayaking, hiking, bird watching, music, and visiting, especially in Texas and the American South, places that call to them. Another love is teaching: anthropology, archaeology, geology, and Southwest Indian culture, which he intends to continue.