Chris McDermott is a very busy musician playing all over America, Europe, and the Caribbean for over 30 years. Possessing a truly unique rhythmic style he draws from what seems to be every available musical color in the palette. He is also one of the braver and energetic musicians you will ever experience live.
Playing solo or surrounding himself with some of the best international musicians in the world, Chris lives for that real "in the moment" exchange with his audience,
A world class guitarist/singer/songwriter/poet
with a completely personal vocabulary
which seamlessly crosses borders of
Blues, neo soul, funk. african and flamenco
steeped in a deep discipline of jazz and you start to get the idea.
Started out touring as sideman to many blues greats-
Eddie Kirkland, Carrie Bell, Nappy Brown, Zorah Young, Marva Wright, Toni Lynn Washington among others.
As band leader worked with some of the Best Jazz/Blues/Soul Players in the world-
Bernard Purdie, Clyde Stubblefield, Rakalaam Bob Moses, John Lockwood, Matthew Garrison, many more.
Released 8 albums of original music and most recently
"Dirty Work" a reimagined approach to the music of Steely Dan.
Produced and played on numerous recordings for other artists
Former staff writer for Warner/Chappel publishing.
Part time instructor at Berklee College of Music.
Played the emerging artists stage at Woodstock '99.
Most recent release "Dirty Work" is currently receiving airplay on 93 stations across U.S.A., Spain, Latvia, Belarus, and Bulgaria
Find Chris on most internet radio stations,Pandora, Spotify, itunes, and cdbaby.com.