Chris Cain Band

By June 13, 2014 Blues, Soul No Comments

Chris Cain‘s jazz-tinged, blues-soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of mastery. Cain recalls, “I remember when I was a kid, my Dad would be mowing the lawn with the stereo blasting Muddy Waters. When I look back, that was pretty cool! There was always music playing at our house, Ray Charles, B.B. King, Freddie King, Albert King, all the greats.”

At the age of eight, Cain taught himself to play guitar and began playing professionally before he was eighteen. Cain’s debut record, Late Night City Blues garnered four W.C. Handy Blues Award nominations, including Guitarist of the Year.” Dan Forte of Guitar Player wrote, “An impressive debut album by a top notch guitarist.” Cain’s next two releases, Cuttin’ Loose (Blind Pig Records-1990) and Can’t Buy a Break (Blind Pig Records-1992) collected a long list of awards and accolades. In August of 1995 Blind Pig released “Somewhere Along the Way,” his 4th compilation of his unique brand of original music sophisticated blues, funk, jazz and gospel. Since the 90s, Cain has produced two more records and continues to solidify himself as a musical force to be reckoned with. San Jose Mercury News reviewer John Orr wrote, “More than anyone else, anywhere, Chris Cain represents the future of the Blues.”