"Acoustic 'Feelsy' With a Side of Sautéed Broccoli"
Chris Weiss is a guitarist/singer songwriter from Lexington, KY who is constantly exploring the sounds of steel string guitar and the voice both in word and scat. Chris first picked up a guitar and began to teach himself at age 10. Inspired by song writing legends like Paul Simon, John Denver, and Billy Joel, and later by iconic finger style guitarists like Pierre Bensusan, Phil Keaggy, and Tommy Emmanuel, Chris began to carve his mark in the world of acoustic music. Since then, he has won the recognition of many and shared the stage with greats like Michael Chapdelaine and Ben Lacy. His music has been featured on the airwaves from Kentucky to Michigan and across the country on Red Barn Radio.
Chris is on a mission to ignite the world around him through soul-catching melodies and gut-kicking lyrics. With a sound that's been described as Andy Mckee meets Ben Folds, Chris's live shows break the mold of what people expect to hear from a guy and his acoustic guitar. In his latest project, Triage, Chris expounds on the classic trio foundation of guitar, bass, and drums to create a sound that is as diverse as it is familiar. Live you'll hear bits of J. J. Cale, pieces of John Scofield, remanence of the Beatles, and the occasional Stevie Ray explosion. Whether you hear Chris live or through recordings, his music reaches to the heart of musical expression. Chris explains, "Music is, at its core, emotional, and it expresses something that spoken word cannot."
"Chris Weiss is a poet of both strings and words, with exceptional grooves and beautiful melodies." - Mark Kroos (Guitar Player Magazine's "Guitar Superstar")
"Chris writes the most relatable and creatively fresh melodies with great attention to detail in sound." - David Youngman (Award Winning Finger-style Guitarist)