When: September 20 5:30 - 8:30
Location: New Mexico Governors' Mansion
Winner! Best Albums of Santa Fe 2013, Popular Choice Award. Feel-good Rock n' Roll "...with vocals that share the same passion as Bruce Springsteen, Beck, Ray LaMontagne, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison."
FULL BAND: with Braden Anderson (drums), Chris Chickering (guitar & vocals vocals), Don Curry (guitar & vocals) , Andy Deikmann (bass) and Ron Whitmore (keys).
ABOUT CHRIS CHICKERING: Singer-songwriter Chris Chickering founded Music for Positive Change™ to actualize his vision of music as a powerful force for personal transformation. Fueled by a love of music, a belief in self-empowerment and a desire to make the world a better place, Chris envisions music as a potent agent for breaking down barriers and getting us to recognize our common humanity. Chris' view of music as a catalyst for personal development emerged from his involvement in humanistic psychology. In 2007, Chris founded Guru Authority™, a talen t agency representing expert speakers in the field of health, wealth, relationships and spirituality.
Grounded in his own struggles and insights, Chris writes songs that can raise people's spirits and change outdated attitudes. Chris's feel-good rock n' roll integrates folk, rock and world music influences with vocals that share the same passion as recordings by Bruce Springsteen, Beck, Ray LaMontagne, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison. In 2012 Chris released his first studio album, "Shine," with two-time Emmy Award winner Ron Cohen. "Shine" features 9 original songs as well as Cat Stevens' classic ballad, "Father and Son." Songs from "Shine" have been played at conferences and events related to self-empowerment, such as "Celebrate Your Life" with speaker Deepak Chopra, "Self-Care Revolution" and "Lifebook." In 2103 Chris wrote 37 songs with Grammy-nominated, ("Walkaway Joe") Emmy aw ard-winning ("Your Day is Today") songwriter Greg Barnhill for Chris's second studio album, "Living in the Now." "Living In The Now," which features 14 new, original tracks, was awarded the "Popular Choice Award -- Best Albums in Santa Fe 2013" by Hutton Broadcasting and is ranked "Top 20 Albums of 2013" by Transitions Radio Magazine.
“I had no problem finding lots of cuts to play off this terrific release. Chris has musical vision and has created a unique and unified album." - Ira Gordon, Program Director, 98.1 Radio Free Santa Fe, NM "Chris is tuned into what we need now, with universal lyrics of empowerment, backed by a studio band that is powerful and tight in all of the compositions." - Alan Hutner, Host and Co-pro ducer of Transitions Radio Magazine "Chris Chickering's music can change your life in so many positive ways." - Bob Proctor, Best-selling Author and Star of The Secret