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About chrisfloyd1

Chris Floyd is an American Singer, Songwriter, Multi-instrumentalist, and record producer. He has recorded with: Grammy winning Producer: Scott Mathews (John Hiatt, Rodney Crowell, Chuck Prophet, etc.) Engineer/Producer: Tom Leukens. (Kronos Quartet, Metallica, Sammy Hagar etc.) Engineer/ Producer: Dave Pensado. (The Black Eyed Peas, Elton John, Jamiroquai, etc.) Engineer/Producer/Multi-Instrumentalist: Scott Nuebert (Hal Ketchum, Trace Adkins) His songs have been licensed globally and were featured in the 2008 Beijing Olympic games. Chris Floyd has performed with: Gary Allen (J.J. Cale) Roger Miller (Oak Ridge Boys) Dave Payton ( Mylon Lefevre) Jay Weaver ( Dolly Parton ) Eric Heatherly, Randy Delay (Georgia Satellites) Rob Lumbard (Two Bobs and a Babe) T.J. Erhardt (The Nace Brothers) and Charles Williams. ( Col Bruce Hampton & The Aquarium Rescue Unit) Chris explains, “I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and back in the day, I bought this bass from Peter Stroud (guitarist for Sheryl Crow and Don Henley) and took his advice. Go west young man! I headed out to the Midwest and got a ton of playing experience.” Released: Floyd Mercy: 'Tiki Town Sessions' 2000 (Producers: Scott Mathews & Chris Floyd a.k.a Floyd Mercy) 2007 Produced Ronny Criss, 'Mercy Mechanics.’ April 2009 Chris Floyd released ‘For the love of the game’ and 'Nashville Co-writes: Songs of Chris Floyd, Ronny Criss, and Rebecca Hosking.' 2010 released 'Gravity & Divinity', 'Sightseeing', and 'It's the Holiday' remaster single. 2011 released: 'Momentary Zen', 'The Comeback Kid', and 'Tiki Town Sessions.' (with bonus tracks) It's all for the love of the game.

Chris Floyd on working with the 5th Beach Boy, Nashville, and current trends in Music.

It’s a beautiful sunrise in a Kansas City suburb and Chris Floyd is doing what he loves and does best, working on music in his studio. He advises, “Without loving the process, I would have given up long ago.” In … Continue reading

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Do I need to be able to read music to be a musician?

Yes and no. Many famous AND great musicians do not read music. (The Beatles, Jeff Beck, BB King, etc.) Others do of course. ( Paul Simon, Donald Fagen, Joe Walsh, etc.) It really comes down to your goals and what … Continue reading

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Support the artist and art you care about

These may seem like no-brainers but they seem to be lost on some folks:) 1) Purchase their music, paintings, etc. Wow, what a concept. Yes, believe it or not people work very hard on their art. It costs them money, … Continue reading

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Tools for dealing with tools:)

Tools for putting up with tools. I don’t take credit for these ideas but they have served me well. I hope these will be of help to you. Cheers!  1)      Questions and statements directed toward you are really about the … Continue reading

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How commercial radio really works

How commercial radio really works Posted on January 22, 2011 with 0 comments Most people’s conception of how the music industry works seems to be derived from movies and television. The movie That Thing You Do!, a film directed by … Continue reading

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Why you may not want a record deal

Why you may not want a record deal Posted on January 21, 2011 with 0 comments Back when studio time was expensive and distribution and promotion channels were limited, musicians needed labels to record, distribute, and promote their music. This … Continue reading

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To artisan or not to artisan?

Is anyone tired of the new advertising label “artisan”? Everything was “extreme” in the early 90′s, now it’s artisan:) Although, some of that stuff’s pretty tasty. Another great word that will be watered down and over used. This sounds silly … Continue reading

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