Growing up in the mountains of Southwest Virginia the son of a musician, Chris has been around music his whole life. Picking up his first guitar at the age of twelve, he became a young musician that has played in several bands and groups including Stonewall Grey, a regional band that he formed with his father Melvin in the late 90’s.
After taking several years off from music to pursue his education, Chris has returned to music as a singer songwriter performing regionally for the past year. With strong influences from his Heartland Rock roots with artists such as Bruce Springsteen, John Fogerty, and John Mellencamp, he enjoys writing about life with a little twist of history to it.
Coming from a region that is deeply rooted in coal mining and farming, Chris loves telling the stories of people we see every day that go untold. Passionately painting a picture in your mind, he will make you identify and feel the struggles and triumphs of life, love, loss and war like no other.
"In the House" at the Grinder House is broadcast live on WFMC Jams every Friday from 6-8pm central.