What do you get when you mix equal parts soul, funk, jazz, reggae, blues and a nice hefty scoop of New Orleans fat back boiled in a pot of full-out energy?
You get the white hot sound of Chris Gill. Whether its with the fresh and heavy rhythmic grooves of the Sole Shakers, the exuberance of
D'mar & Gill, as a solo performer, or in any other setting you might find the guy. If you’re hungry for something fresh and heavy in rhythm, Chris is guaranteed to satisfy.
Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Chris Gill has been lighting up stages in the mid-South for over twenty years. Armed with sweet guitar rhythms, a soulful voice and a clever, unique songwriter’s perspective, Chris is well-known as one of Jackson, Mississippi’s most entertaining performers. His songs incorporate elements of blues, rock, reggae, folk and dance tmusic.
Chris’ style is a mix of blues, island calypso and reggae, jazz, Mississippi slide, and funk. He started playing guitar in the 5th grade, but says he was really bit by the bug when he started listening to Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and the Allman Brothers Band in college. “I saw Bonnie Raitt and Merle Haggard in Jackson,” he says, “and that’s when it hit me, this is what I want to do!
I love the healing power of music.”
Chris has played with some of today’s finest musicians, including:
Greg "Fingers" Taylor
Jimmy "Duck' Holmes
INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE FINALIST
Chicago Blues Festival
Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise
Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival
King Biscuit Blues Festival
BB King Homecoming
Wheeling Heritage Festival
Tim Horton's Southside Shuffle
Wasaga Beach Blues Festival
Juke Joint Festival
Mississippi Blues Marathon
Chris Gill Music
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