Mon Jun 10

Chris Crain

Mon, June 10
7PM / $25 | $7 Fees
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Blues Alley

1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007

Chris Crain

Dream Sessions is an evening of amazing music, authentic connection and inspiration with singer, songwriter, and multi- faceted musician Chris Crain. Experience the perfect marriage between love and soul, with a touch of class as he weaves a tapestry of Soul, Blues & Jazz, making this performance one that you will not soon forget.

Chris Crain is a multi-talented musician with a stage name that resonates with the rhythm of his craft. He effortlessly weaves the tapestry of Soul, Jazz, R&B, and a touch of Blues into his melodies. Chris has worked with many notable artists as lead/ background/ producer/ studio session/ and musician. Including Grammy award winning artist/vocalist/arranger Mark Kibble (Take 6), Marva King, Roger Ryan, Frank Mccomb, Eric Roberson, Anthony Crawford and more. Chris Crain’s musical journey took root in the heart of Mississippi, where he spent his formative years. Today, he calls Milwaukee, Wisconsin, his home. It's a journey that spans different regions and cultures, reflected in the diverse range of musical genres that he both appreciates and contributes to. As a musician and music enthusiast, Chris finds himself at home in various musical landscapes. His repertoire encompasses Gospel, Jazz, Blues, Funk, R&B and Country. However, if you ask him to pin down his artistic identity, he'll describe himself as a blend of Jazz, Soul, R&B, and a hint of Blues. It's this unique fusion that you'll discover sprinkled throughout his songs.

Behind every great artist are the inspirations that ignite their creative flames. For Chris Crain, his musical influences are diverse, which is his reflection of his own work. While the list is extensive, he cites his top five influences: Chris's introduction to acapella music came through Take 6, a group that left an indelible mark with their seamless harmonies and innovative arrangements. Mark Kibble's work still astonishes him, and he's excited to collaborate with Mark on a song titled "Better" for his upcoming 2024 album, Herbie Hancock as a pianist, Chris couldn't help but fall in love with Herbie Hancock's ability to craft open and free-flowing melodies that leave room for imagination, Sam Cooke is someone Chris resonates deeply with due to the soulful and powerful spirit in his music which reminds him of his Southern roots and the connection to his Mississippi home, James Taylor for his ability to tell everyday life stories through seemingly simple yet honest and free songwriting, and Stevie Wonder, not just for his music but for his perseverance as a musician with a disability.

Born with a special birth defect called Brachial Plexus Palsy, Chris is determined to show the world that even when your journey has challenges beyond your control, you have everything you need to accomplish your dreams. He strongly believes that no matter the hand dealt to you, the only thing that will keep you from your dreams is you.

Chris Crain's latest single, "Stay," is a testament to his versatility and collaboration with singer and songwriter Eric Roberson. It's currently available on all major digital streaming platforms, serving as a perfect showcase of his musical evolution. Chris also plans to release “Project They Say," in 2024. Designed, to give a voice to those who suffer in silence, “Project They Say” has been translated into 16 languages.
Chris Crain is more than a musician; he's a storyteller and an artist who brings together the sounds of his past and present to create a harmonious future for music lovers around the world. 

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Mon, June 10

7PM / $25 | $7 Fees
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*Please note:
1. Final sale, no refunds, not transferable.
2. $15 food/beverage minimum per person not included in ticket price.
3. Seating first come at the door. Doors open 6 PM & 8:45 PM respectively.
4. Photography or Recording of any kind is prohibited during the performance.
5. Keep conversation to a minimum during the performance.

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