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:

Buckwheat Zydeco

Taj Mahal

Michael Burkes

Theodis Ealey

Chuck Jackson*

Cedric Burnside

Billy Branch

Bernard Allison*

Roy Gaines

Greg "Fingers" Taylor

Anson Funderburgh

Dexter Allen

 

D'Mar

Doug MacLeod

Jesse Robinson*

King Edward

Vasti Jackson

Bud Spiers

Jarekus Singleton

Jimmy "Duck' Holmes

Grady Champion

Joe Murphy

Raphael Semmes

Stan Street

INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLENGE FINALIST

 

Festivals:

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

601-209-2813       chris@chrisgillmusic.com

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