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Chris Stanley hails from the lively landscapes of San Antonio, Texas, but is sculpted by the artistic richness of Washington State. In the rhythm of a musical household, Chris's father, an engineer, and musician, introduced him to the intricate world of guitar playing. Influenced by his parents love of blues and classic rock, as well as icons like Elton John and Fleetwood Mac, Chris honed a versatile musical palette. During his formative years, Chris plunged into the depths of guitar, drawing inspiration from guitar maestros like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmy Page, Angus Young, and Eddie Van Halen. The acoustic finesse of James Taylor and Paul Simon further wove threads into his musical tapestry. Embarking on a teenage journey into the live music scene, Chris jammed alongside his father and later formed his own trio. The transition from covers to original compositions marked a pivotal shift, unveiling Chris's prowess in songwriting, guitar, and vocals. After his mother's untimely passing, Chris was inspired to care for those in times of illness and studied to become a doctoral physician assistant of urgent care medicine in eastern Washington, however, his unwavering dedication to his music prevailed. Chris's solo performances resonated in local wineries and venues, solidifying his standing as a regular artist in Eastern Washington. After school, Chris returned to Seattle and is widening his audience in the Pacific Northwest. Chris brings a distinctive and nostalgic musical style, described as refreshingly raw, passionate, and an honest journey of the human experience. Chris's music continues to captivate audiences. In the iconic London Bridge Studio of Seattle, June 2023 witnessed the recording of Chris's self-titled EP, guided by producer Eric Lilavois. Released in February 2024, the EP boasts the standout single 'Pieces,' a collaboration with the talents of Seattle Symphony's Andrew Joslyn. Teaming up with renowned drummer Ben Smith and bassist Andy Stoller, recognized for their work with Heart, Chris's debut EP represents a cathartic release of long held ideas that entice you to anticipate what he will release next. He current work is receiving airplay around the world, via USA college radio, as well as radio and streaming stations in France and the UK, and he is also being featured on Rising Artist blog.

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