Chris Colby is an American musician, singer-songwriter, guitarist: Rock, prog, power-pop, the works!

*** 63rd Grammy Awards - Chris Colby ***

The Recording Academy placed Chris Colby on the Official Ballot for this year's Grammy Awards in the following categories:

Record Of The Year 
Chris Colby - 'The More I Learn' 

Album Of The Year 
Chris Colby - 'Chris Colby II' 

Best Pop Solo Performance 
Chris Colby - 'The More I Learn' 

Best Pop Vocal Album 
Chris Colby - 'Chris Colby II'

He is best known for his work as a performer, producer, 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 some 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. 

Recent projects  include the release of an anniversary edition of the Gandy Dancers album.

Current activities include the release of his latest  album Chris Colby - II,  the completion of an album of 20th century classical piano variations 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” which appears on the latest album.

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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, Chris Colby's music has been favorably compared to Coldplay, Dave Matthews, David Bowie, The Beatles, Phish, Paul Simon, Sting, Jeff Beck, Genesis, Rolling Stones.

Both new and strangely familiar simultaneously. Challenging and comforting all at once. If you listen closely, you will not only hear what ahimsa sounds like, you may also hear a reflection of yourself.

Obeisance is not surrender.