Chris LaRose

Straight up blues tinged with a traditional folk influence

CONTACT: phone: 570-772-2744, or email:

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Chris' fansChris 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)

A new album of folk music by Chris LaRose

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.

Press Quotes

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.”

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Performance Venues

Ave. 209 Coffee House
Bastress Mountain Winery
Beavers British Embassy
Blue Mountain Lakes
Clinton County Fair
Elk Creek Tavern
Elk Lake Cabin
Goggle Works
Governors Pub
Hubblersburg Inn
Mikes Tavern
Millbrook Playhouse
Pennsylvania Folk Festival
Sentimental Journey Air Show
Sons of Italy
Spyglass Winery
StoneHenge Music Festival
Susquehanna Valley Big Twins
The 501 Grille and Tavern
The Breast Fest
The Bullfrog Brewery
The Caribbean Inn
The Cliffs
The Eck Haus
The Flavor Festival
The Fulton Opera House,
with Joanne Shenandoah
The Gamble Mill Inn
The Grange Fair
The Greystone
The Kast Hotel
The Lantern Lounge
The Monument Festival
The National Triumph Motorcycle Rally
The Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire
The Porch
The Saloon
The Sharadin Arts Building
The West Reading Tavern
Under the Stars Car Show
Cranberry Lake,
with Joanne Shenandoah
Missoula Winery and Event Center
Philipsburg Brewing Co.
The Philipsburg Blues Festival
The White Front Bar
Barcelona, Spain
Cavet Jazz Club, Germany
Erasmus, Germany
Felix, Germany
Frankfurt, Germany
Giessen, Germany
Goettingen, Germany
Heidelburg, Germany
Kassel, Germany
Marburg, Germany
Nathans Hostel, Krakow, Poland
Neckersteinach, Germany
Nuremburg, Germany
The American House, Germany,
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