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…The blues predominantly influences this front man, singer/songwriter, guitarist,
& recording artist for No Cover Records. Well known in the 80's for fronting heavy metal rock band Life After Death he
cut his blues teeth while hanging out with local blues artists at nightclubs like The Attic in Hamtramck, MI & The Soup
Kitchen in Detroit, MI. Since his introduction to the blues, Chris has played with many of the areas blues
artists such as:
& the Motor City Big 4, Joe Sailz, Jeff Maylin, Nikki James & the Flamethrowers, Louisiana Heat, The Shirley Franklin
Blues Band, Dave's Not Here, Lil’ Mac Collins & the Party Makers, The King snakes, Uncle Jessie White and the 29th
Street Blues Band, Johnny Yardog Jones, The Battle Alley Blues Band, Zoom, The Blue Collar Blues Band, The Light Fingered
Four, The Butler Twins, Mr. Bo, Cathy Davis, Lou Rye, & James Cloyd, Jr.
enjoyed the good fortune of playing with Chicago area recording artists such as: Junior Wells, Koko Taylor, Big Time Sara,
Queen Audry Roy, Larry Burton and Detroit area recording artists: Catfish Hodge, Robert Pen, And Mad Cat Ruth.
native to Smiths Creek, MI, which
is still a small village west of Port Huron, but has lived
most of his adult life in Metro Detroit. Through his blues career he has played many nightclubs all over Michigan and the Midwest. Here are a few in no particular order.
The Mount Prospect Roadhouse
Madison Oyster Bar
Silver Moon Café
3rd Street Saloon
88th Avenue Lounge
Main Street Tavern
Union St. Bar & Grill
Sport’s its A 50’s Bar & Grill
Larry, Larry, & Joe’s
The Attic Bar
The Press Box
The Holly Hotel
The Century Bowl
The Red Doggie Saloon
The Soup Kitchen
The Blue Goose
Tenny St. Roadhouse
Mt. Prospect, Ill
South Bend, IN
Traverse City, MI
Madison Heights, MI
Royal Oak, MI
White Lake, MI
St. Clare, MI
Begining his professional musical carreer
in 1982, Chris has had the opportunity to do a little recording. His discography is listed below:
Going Alley On Your Mind - with the Alley Katz Band released in September of 2005 - No Cover Records.
Blues at Midnight - On No Cover Records features
some of his live performances With Cathy Davis.
Blue Mood - with Lou Rye Released in 1999. Independent release.
Blues For Katrina –
Hurricane relief from Detroit - No Cover Records. Donated songs from 14 Detroit area bands. Chris donated an original
song “ Stayin’ Home “ to this collection. Click here to get your free download of this song
Blues for Katrina – Relief for the McDowell family – No cover Records.
Chris donated an original song “ Voodoo Boogie “ to this collection.
Don’t Know - His first solo recording, originally released on his own Clyde Records label with the Boogie Chillens band circulated over 10,000 copies in south eastern Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, & Illinois has now been re-released on the No Cover record label.