For the last 20+ years Chris has written songs for his band The Big Wu. He successfully written material that is condusive to loud guitars, blues hollerin’, and dancing. The current version of the Big Wu is suited for tunes that are equal parts Meters and Floyd, which is an exciting mix for a songwriter like chris. But his latest songs are folk songs, in nature. This is his authentic self; drednaughts, fiddles, three part harmonies. It’s built on the timeless joys and lamentations of our precarious worlds.


Chris would like to thank his musical teachers (whether they know it or not): Hunter/Garcia, Muddy Waters, George Harrison, Paul Simon, Duke Ellington, Jim Croce, Irving Berlin, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, John Hartford, Ray Charles, Joni Mitchell, Lorenz Hart, Yip Harburg, Everly Bros, Clapton, Robert Johnson, Paul Williams, Bob Marley, Buck Owens, Jimi, Justin Vernon, Tribe, Cat Stevens, Leadbelly, Sam Bush, Gregory Porter, JJ Cale, Mark Knopfler, Harry Nilsson, Freddy King, Glen Campbell, SRV, Lonnie Johnson, Peter Rowan, Dan Penn, Gordon Lightfoot, Willie Dixon, Emmylou Harris, Tim O’Brien, Willie Nelson, Rakim, Donny Hathaway, Laura Nero, Bob Dylan, Rodney Crowell, Peter Gabriel, Carol King, Neil Young, Prince, Dom Castino, Dean Magraw, The Feelin, JT Bates, Ben Kaufmann, Jeff Austin, Benny Galloway, Dave Simonett, Adam Greuel, Brian Gallagher, Casey O’Brien, Greazy Meal, The Gear Daddies, Mango Jam, Detroit, The Honeydogs, Mikey Larsen…


…and more to come, It’s certain.


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Castino with Daugther