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October 13, 2019, Virginia Beach, VA

Chris Anderson & The Harried Americans awarded commission…


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Harried Americans Band Commissioned to Develop Musical
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Virginia Beach, VA – October 13, 2019: The Virginia band, The Harried Americans, was selected for a commission to develop a musical as part last weekends’s Proteus Festival sponsored by Zeiders American Dream Theater (The Z) in Virginia Beach.

The Z’s annual Proteus Festival is a multi-day celebration of creative experiences. The Proteus artists presented over forty performances in six days, and fostered the creation of a dozen new works. ??The Harried Americans perform regularly in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

The Harried Americans are singer/songwriter Chris Anderson on guitar and harmonica, drummer and emcee Ron Goad, keyboard and guitarist Mark Johnson and bassist Niels Jonker. This will be their first writing project as a collaboration.

The next Harried Americans RoadShow is on Friday, October 25 at 7:00 pm at Cafe Montmartre in Reston, VA. The show also includes featured artist Canadian singer/songwriter Shawna Caspi, comedian Patty Bailey and beat poet Rod Deacey. Tickets are $15, and are available online at the Harried Americans website or through Brown Paper Tickets.

Chris Anderson, won a GRAMMY in THE STREETS from BMI & the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences for a song from her 2003 Christmas project, ”WAiT -IT’s a Musical!” Her song about gerrymandering, “Just Change The Boundary,” can be heard in the documentary “GerryRIGGED, Turning Democracy on Its Head,” and won GOLD in the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Song Contest.

Ron Goad has served on the boards of several nonprofits and has been awarded seven WAMMIEs by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) for “Most Supportive of Washington Music.” 

Bassist Niels Jonker has shared the stage with artists like Bryan Bowers and Tony Trishka, playing from the U.K. To California. He is also a student at Berklee College of Music.??

Mark Johnson has been immersed in music since 1972. He plays keyboards, guitar, bass and loves to explore new musical instruments and styles. He is most often found supporting other musicians and collaborated with the Mantua Finials in developing the “Legend of the Bunnyman,” a 3-CD musical story centered on a local urban legend.

* For information on The Harried Americans, visit their website
* Link to Zeiders American Dream Theater.

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I am happy to announce that I will be performing on Friday, June 28, 2019 at the Women’s Summit for Political Engagement at Tyson’s Corner, VA. Tickets for this 3 day event are available now. Last year the Women’s Summit sold out early. Don’t miss out. REGISTER TODAY!

Chris Anderson: Mid_Atlantic Song Contest

Hunter at Sunrise (WHRO, Norfolk, VA) – Sunday, October 14, 2018 –
A live performance and interview by the superbly nice Hunter Hughes on the “Hunter At Sunrise” radio show, an acoustic and eclectic radio show. It streams at whrv.org LIVE every Sunday morning from 7-11am Eastern. It also streams at
i-Tunes, Shoutcast, and Radiotime. If you have a digital radio you can find them at 89.5 WHRV HD- 2 AltRadio. The shows are also available On Demand at the Hunter At Sunrise website.   Thank you, Hunter Hughes!

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Americana Radio Show #10 – June 30, 2018 – 

Broadcast from the O Street Mansion, Washington, DC hosted by singer/songwriter Caroline Ferrante with
Kipyn Martin, Zachary Ryan Parkman and Chris Anderson.
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