Chris Colby is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist: Rock, prog, power-pop, the works!
He is best known for his work as a performer, songwriter and recording artist. Chris studied guitar under Grammy-award winning guitarist David Cullen and recorded Jay Umble’s Spirit Crossing album. His live performances share the hallmarks of bands such as the Grateful Dead: evolving set lists as well as improvisational explorations. Songs from his Sun Debut album appear in Walt Disney Productions’ television series Hollywood Lives.
As a producer and songwriter, Colby’s collaborations with pop stars across the MENA (Middle East/North Africa) region helped launch a digital media platform serving the entire region. Collaborations with Rouwaida Attieh, Aline Lahoud and DJ Osane produced several hit songs and music videos with Rouwaida Attieh’s “Kawn Jdeed” receiving a music video award in Egypt.
Notable musicians appearing on Chris Colby’s studio albums include: Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon), Clyde Lucas (Illinois Jacquet, Ray Charles) and Robin Diaz (KISS, Train, O.A.R., Daughtry). Chris’ album Begin was mastered by Grammy award-winning engineer Steve Fallone at Sterling Sound, New York.
Colby’s current activities include the release of an anniversary edition of his Gandy Dancers album, the completion of an album of 20th century classical piano variations, a new pop/rock album and a return to the stage. He holds the distinction of being granted permission by Ann Druyan / Cosmos Studios to honor Carl Sagan’s contributions in his song “These Thoughts Will Change My Mind.”
Chris Colby is a singer-songwriter / guitarist who presents original music and live performances best described as a pop-oriented version of the Grateful Dead crossed with elements of jazz, pop, prog, funk and world-beat.
Performing solo-acoustic as well as electric with a full-band (and everything in between), Chris Colby's music has been favorably compared to Dave Matthews, David Bowie, Phish, Paul Simon, Sting, Jeff Beck, Genesis, Rolling Stones.
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