Straight up blues tinged with a traditional folk influence
CONTACT: phone: 570-772-2744, or email: ChrisLaRoseMusic@gmail.com
Download this Electronic Press Kit: EPK – CHRIS LaROSE
Chris LaRose hails from Lock Haven Pennsylvania; growing up in garages restoring vintage motorcycles with his family and friends and listening to music rich in primitive rural culture had a unique impact on his music style. Chris’ concerts range from driving blues and upbeat 50’s rockabilly to soulful acoustic originals. He feels honored to have performed several shows with Grammy Award winning Native American artist Joanne Shenandoah both in America and in Europe. He has recently returned stateside after playing a string of concerts across Germany for international conferences, pub and restaurant events, weddings and other celebrations.
One of his favorite hobbies while abroad was playing street music, which he used as a means to backpack through Germany, Spain, Poland and the Czech Republic. Now home again he is excited to announce his presence in the live music scene and to promote his current original album Switchblade Blues. It is not uncommon to find Chris playing his music at Car Shows, Air Shows, Motorcycle Swap meets, County Fairs, Breweries, Restaurants and many other venues as distant as cars, planes, and trains will travel.
Chris performing “Not Fade Away” (0:01-2:05) “Midnight Hour” (2:06-4:14)
Listen to original songs from “Switchblade Blues”:
Switchblade Blues” CD Album:
Chris LaRose’s unique music style features straight up blues tinged with a traditional folk influence. Upbeat, rousing, and thoughtful lyrics about everything from rockabilly chicks and absinthe to privateers, super-girls, and former flames, combined with moving, reverent songs paying tribute to factory workers, native lands and personal experiences make this a memorable collection of original songs performed with a strong passionate voice, robust guitar accompaniment, and accented with classic down and dirty blues harp.
Lizzie Cornish, a respected music critic formerly with the BBC, declares, “Great songs! I don’t think I’ve got a favorite here, as such, because the songs Chris writes are all able to stand alone.”
Jeffrey Allen Federowicz of The Daily Item writes, “LaRose’s music is highly entertaining in a way that showcases his skills, and style that delivers sounds that are rich and earthy. A sound that reminds one of an average Joe with a strong dose of wanderlust, strumming a worn guitar and hitching a ride in a boxcar headed to destinations unknown.”
Printable Gig Poster
These gig posters are ready for printing. Right-click the thumbnails for the poster sizes that you want and select “Save Link As” to download the files.
8.5 x 11 inch, 300dpi, 5.3mb file
17×11 inch, 300dpi. 8mb file