What Others Say

QUOTES

AS A PERFORMER

“Chris, you and the Harried Americans were fabulous! The messages from your covers and originals hit home with us and we want to have you back as an annual staple of our concert series.”– Roy Greene, Chair, Coffeehouse Concert Series Committee, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick, Maryland

Chris! What an awesome Friday night with you all!  Thank you thank you! … I will definitely keep you in mind for any upcoming events — and I will recommend you to my network.
– Katherine White, Program Director for Network NoVA

“All thanks to you and your fellow musicians and comedian!  Everyone I’ve talked with says you all were really good, and I thought so too…I especially appreciate you’re not only performing but also checking the site out in advance, talking to key people at City Hall, etc.–making sure the program went smoothly.”
-Dave Kuebrich, Co-organizer, Mother’s Day Climate Rally 2017, Veteran’s Amphitheater at Fairfax City Hall, Fairfax, VA

“Chris’ songs were lively, poignant, and funny by turns. Her presence and her musicianship kept the showcase audience both engaged and entertained.”
– Tres Seaver, Fredericksburg Songwriters’ Showcase

“…songs really stand on their own as good entertainment.”
– Joy Butler, Author, The Musician’s Guide Through the Legal Jungle

“Witty, talented and comfortable on stage…Chris Anderson shines. Few performing songwriters have mastered the art of being an excellent songwriter, guitar player and singer. Chris Anderson proves that it can be done, seemingly without effort.”
– Todd C. Walker, Frederick Acoustic Music Enterprise (F.A.M.E.)

“…The Wall…a brilliant song masterfully conveyed …”
– Ron Goad, Vice President, Songwriters’ Association of Washington

“If you like a woman who can sing and play the blues, add a good dose of harmonica solos, and lyrics about timely current events, then look no further than Chris Anderson.”
-Brian Franke, Songwriter’s Association of Washington, Ireland’s Four Courts Open Mic

“…catchy, distinctive songs.”
– Don Linke, Original Rock Musicals & Rock Operas

“…an amazing musician/songwriter and performer… she is sure to knock your socks off!”
– Jean Bayou, Past President, Songwriters’ Association of Washington

“Entertaining and lively, and the perfect antidote to a sluggish midweek evening.  Witty and thoughtful (and mostly original) songs, great singing and instrumental interplay, and great audience rapport.Everyone, both the people “running” the Cafe and the audience members we talked with, really enjoyed your performance.”
– Carl Gold, Co-organizer, Acoustic Cafe, Walter Reed Community & Senior Center and Park, Arlington County Parks & Recreation

“She has an incredible “ear” to hear a song the first time and what’s even better, the grace to know when and where and what to add to the “conversation” of the song.  I invited her to “sit in” with my set and then promptly booked her for you to hear here at Stillwaters.”
– Mary Shapiro, Stillwaters Songs & Supper Concert Series, Marshall, VA

AS A SONGWRITER

Just Change The Boundary – The Gerrymander Song is catchy, fun, and hilariously accurate.  We’ve gotta laugh at something this silly or we might cry. Listen to the song, love it, and then share it to help others enjoy and learn! ”
– Brian Cannon, Executive Director, OneVirginia2021

“Chris Anderson has captured the essence of the greatest challenge facing our democratic form of government:  gerrymandering!  In her easy-to-listen-to style, Chris explains the conclusion that too many politicians have come to as they cling to power: “just change the boundary” to stay in power.  Her song will educate many and has the potential to bring about needed change to fair redistricting.”
Delegate Kenneth R. “Ken” Plum (Virginia General Assembly) 36th District

Virginia
“This song will ring true with so many Virginians who want progress while staying true to our beautiful state.  Reston is a prime example of “others watching … with bold desire.” – Connie Hartke, Rescue Reston

“Gorgeous, heart-inspired song intertwining the bittersweet reality of living in a nature-rich and abundant place that is being exploited and used for profit and someone’s ideas of ‘progress.’” – Susie Crate, Singer/ Activist/ Scholar