Bio

Chris Anderson – One Sheet


Chris Anderson One Sheet
 
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Chris Anderson Electronic Press Kit – EPK (Link to pdf file)

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Chris Anderson delivers her evocative songs with wit, fierce guitar leads and complex harmonica riffs.

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Virginia Singer/Songwriter Chris Anderson, writes refreshingly quirky songs, featuring fierce guitar leads and complex harmonica riffs.  With themes from her own life or the evening news, she articulates what many are thinking with poignancy rather than poison.  Her evocative songs are delivered with wit, wisdom and plain ol’ fun.

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Northern Virginia Songwriter Chris Anderson, writes refreshingly quirky songs, featuring fierce guitar leads and complex harmonica riffs. Whether about friendship, illness or love, her thoughts on the human condition are honest and hopeful.  Through themes from her own life or social media or the evening news, she articulates what many are thinking with poignancy rather than poison.  Her evocative songs are delivered with wit, wisdom and plain ol’ fun.

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Northern Virginia songwriter Chris Anderson, a life-long D.C. area suburbanite with family roots in the Delta, plays guitar, harmonica, mandola and on occasion, bass or percussion. Her voice has been compared to Mary Chapin Carpenter, and her evocative songs are delivered with fierce guitar leads, complex harmonica riffs, and a sense of fun – a style of playing that is uniquely her own.

In addition to penning originals about love and the human condition, Chris’ protest songs articulate what many are thinking – she has tackled oil spills, dysfunctional political leaders and propaganda, usually with poignancy or humor. Chris is a founding member and the producer of the Harried Americans Roadshow, an Americana, Contemporary Folk & Roots variety show with original smarty-pants social reform songs, poetry and comedy. The Harried Americans performance of  Chris’ original “Just Change The Boundary (The Gerrymander Song),” is featured in a new PBS documentary, “GerryRIGGED, Turning Democracy on Its Head,” produced by The Community Idea Stations and OneVirginia2021. The show has aired on public broadcasting stations throughout Virginia. 

Chris began playing guitar in Northern Virginia clubs in the early 1980’s.  She then spent over a decade playing in Northern Virginia church bands, and was a founding member of Americana trio Ladies Done Waiting who performed their three-part harmonies throughout the region before disbanding in 2014.

In 2003, Chris’ klezmer-esque pop tune Their Leader, from her Christmas project WAiT – It’s a Musical! won a Grammy in the Streets demo contest sponsored by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS) and Broadcast Music International (BMI).  The show has been nationally broadcast in its entirety on XM Radio, with live stage productions throughout the USA and in Austria, Germany, India, Nigeria and the Philippines.

Chris is affiliated with performing rights organization BMI. Her music can be heard in the background of various Cable TV productions, including shows for the Travel Channel and The Women’s Entertainment Network (WeTv.) She is currently in the process of recording an EP of socially conscious songs that will be released in the fall of 2017.

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