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Here's a clip from PreSonus Audio of a recording session for Roland Guerin tracking one of his new songs.

TOUR DATES

(For local New Orleans dates drop me an email)

May 4, 2016 Cancun, Mexico w/Ingrid Lucia
May 19, 2016  Charlotte, NC w/John Papa Gros Band

May 20, 2016  Baltimore, MD w/John Papa Gros Band
May 21, 2016  Alexandria, VA w/John Papa Gros Band
May 21, 2016  Alexandria, VA w/Susan Cowsill (of The Cowsills)
May 24, 2016  Atlanta, GA w/Kristin Diable
May 25, 2016  Mobile, AL w/Kristin Diable
July 8, 2016 Jacksonville, FL w/Ben Adkins (Album Release)

July 13, 2016 Baton Rouge, LA w/Roland Guerin Band
August 4, 2016 St. Augustine, FL w/Triple Rock Blues Band
August 12, 2016 St. Louis, MO w/John Papa Gros Band
August 13, 2016 Chanute, KS w/John Papa Gros Band
August 26, 2016 Tipitina's w/John Papa Gros Band (Album Release)
September 24, Bogalusa, LA w/Leslie Blackshear Smith
November 3 - 5, 2016 Ingolstadt, Germany w/Roland Guerin Band

Previous Tours

September 11, 2015 Tacoma, WA w/Maria Muldaur
September 12, 2015 Seattle, WA w/Maria Muldaur
September 13, 2015 Seattle, WA w/Maria Muldaur
September 15, 2015 Port Angeles, WA w/Maria Muldaur
September 16, 2015 Port Angeles, WA w/Maria Muldaur
September 17, 2015 Anacortes, WA w/Maria Muldaur
September 18, 2015 Vancouver, BC Canada w/Maria Muldaur
September 19, 2015 Vancouver Island, BC Canada w/Maria Muldaur
September 21, 2015 Victoria, BC Canada w/Maria Muldaur
September 22, 2015 Victoria, BC Canada w/Maria Muldaur
September 23, 2015 Duncan, BC Canada w/Maria Muldaur
September 24, 2015 White Rock, BC Canada w/Maria Muldaur
September 26, 2015 Nelson, BC Canada w/Maria Muldaur
September 27, 2015 Nelson, BC Canada w/Maria Muldaur
September 30, 2015 Cook, MN w/Maria Muldaur
October 1, 2015 Minneapolis, MN w/Maria Muldaur
October 2, 2015 Kansas City, MO w/Maria Muldaur
October 3, 2015 Lincoln, NE w/Maria Muldaur
October 5, 2015 Fairfield, IA w/Maria Muldaur
October 7, 2015 Buffalo, NY w/Maria Muldaur
October 8, 2015 Toronto, Canada w/Maria Muldaur
October 9, 2015 Levon Helm's Ramble, Woodstock, NY w/Maria Muldaur
October 10, 2015 Bethlehem, PA w/Maria Muldaur
October 11, 2015 Beacon, NY w/Maria Muldaur
October 14, 2015 Rochester, NY w/Maria Muldaur
October 15, 2015 Saratoga Springs, NY w/Maria Muldaur
October 16, 2015 Ogunquit, ME w/Maria Muldaur
October 17, 2015 Shirley, MA
w/Maria Muldaur
October 18, 2015 Ringwood, NJ w/Maria Muldaur
October 21, 2015 New Haven, CT w/Maria Muldaur
October 22, 2015  Annapolis, MD w/Maria Muldaur
October 24, 2015 Richmond, VA w/Maria Muldaur
October 25, 2015 Bethesda, MD w/Maria Muldaur
October 27, 2015 Asheville, NC w/Maria Muldaur
October 29, 2015 Atlanta, GA w/Maria Muldaur
October 30, 2015 Boca Raton, FL w/Maria Muldaur
November 1, 2015 Tallahassee, FL w/Maria Muldaur
November 3, 2015 New Orleans, LA w/Maria Muldaur
November 6 – 8, 2015  Ingolstadt, Germany w/Roland Guerin Band

January 22, 2016 New Orleans, LA w/Maria Muldaur
February 13, 2016 Maple Leaf, New Orleans, LA w/John Papa Gros Band
February 17, 2016 Sellersville, PA w/John Papa Gros Band
February 18, 2016 Teaneck, NJ w/John Papa Gros Band
February 19, 2016 Baltimore, MD w/John Papa Gros Band
February 20, 2016 Brooklyn, NY w/John Papa Gros Band
April 3, 2016  Pompano Beach, FL w/John Papa Gros Band
 

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Pics

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bio

Guitarist Chris Adkins has built a reputation in musician circles as a sideman who brings soulful playing, great guitar tones and a low-key vibe. Based in New Orleans, Louisiana, he performs internationally in North America, Europe and Japan and has recorded or performed with many respected musicians from New Orleans.

Chris' touring career includes tours with six time Grammy nominated singer Maria Muldaur and as a hired gun backing New Orleans legends Dr. John and Irma Thomas among others. Striving for authenticity in music, Chris is grateful to have studied with many master musicians on and off stage. When home, he is actively performing in the New Orleans music scene - his guitar work has been called upon by Roland Guerin, Erica Falls, David Torkanowsky, John Papa Gros, Kristin Diable, Lynn Drury, Leslie Blackshear Smith, Sean Ardoin, Tracy Hamlin, George French, Matt Lemmler's Jazz Revival Band, Ingrid Lucia, Mia Borders, Gal Holiday, Jay Weigel, Jon Cleary, and many others.

As a recording session musician Chris has lent guitar and mandolin to artist's records along side many first call and master musicians including George Porter Jr. of The Meters, Nicholas Payton, Donald Ramsey and many others. On the teaching front, Chris is an adjunct professor of guitar at the University of New Orleans and from time to time gives lessons in the area and via skype online.
 

Study

I teach guitar at the University of New Orleans and from time to time I give lessons via skype or in the greater New Orleans area. If you are interested in a studying with me send me an email via the contact form.

Contact

Influences

If you enjoy the way I play music should check out these great musicians who have influenced me. Some of them I have been fortunate to study with or work with in person. In no particular order:

B. B. King, Robert Cray, Isaiah Sharkey, Buddy Guy, Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Shane Theriot, Jarius Mozee, John Scofield, Wes Montgomery, Albert Collins, Cranston Clements, Trey Brewer, Barry Greene, Steve Masakowski, Brian Seeger, Hank Mackie, Roland Guerin, Pat Metheny, Eric Walls, Joe Pass, Bill Frisell, Jubu Smith, George Benson, Russell Malone, Steve Cropper, Jonathan Dubose, Eric Clapton, Derek Trucks, Renard Poche, Elmore James, Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Wonder, D’Angelo, Allen Toussaint, Lionel Loueke, Wayne Krantz, Chet Atkins, Keb Mo’, Taj Mahal, The Meters, Amos Garret, Louis Armstrong, James Hogan, Brent Mason, Guthrie Trap, Ray Charles, Daniel Lanios, Sonny Rollins, Bunky Green, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Mike Campbell, Chris Thiele, Bela Fleck, Kenny Garrett, Tuck Andress, Jim Hall, Johnny Smith … that's a  start ha!

Credits for Sound Clips:

If you enjoy these artists please look them up & buy their records.

EVERYBODY STUMBLES - Leslie Blackshear Smith. (Bobby Economou & Leslie Blackshear Smith ) from How Love Works Part:1.
with Derwin "Big D" Perkins, Bobby Economou, Donald Ramsey,  Doug Belote, Erica Falls, Anjelika Joseph

HERE FOR YOU - Alex Bosworth. (Alex Bosworth & Brian Seeger) from Here For You.
with Brian Seeger, Dan Loomis, Alan Hampton

TELL ME - Lynn Drury. (Lynn Drury) from Come to My House.
with John Porter, Cass Faulconer, Trevor Brooks, Chris Pylant

LOVE WALKS WITH ME - Leslie Blackshear Smith. (Bobby Economou & Leslie Blackshear Smith ) from How Love Works Part:1.
with Vusi Mhlonga, George Porter Jr., Doug Belote, Bobby Economou, Erica Falls, Anjelika Joseph

THIS PLANE - Cortland Burke & Associates. (Cortland Burke) from Passport.
with Chris Arceneaux, Darren Phipps, Nick Vitter

WHAT KIND OF WORLD ARE WE MAKING - Leslie Blackshear Smith. (Leslie Blackshear Smith) from How Love Works Part:1.
wiith Nicholas Payton, George Porter Jr., David Torkanowsky, Doug Belote

WHEN IT'S SLEEPY TIME DOWN SOUTH (live) - Duet with Steve Masakowski when I was studying with him. (Clarence Muse, Leon Rene, Otis Rene)

PRAYER - Alex Bosworth. (Brian Seeger) from Here For You.
with Brian Seeger, Dan Loomis, (I'm on Mandolin on this track)
 

YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME - Gal Holiday & the Honky Tonk Revue (V. Niemann, D. Brouillette,) from Last To Leave. 
with Vanessa Niemann, Daivd Broullette, Tony Martinez, Gregory Good, Doug Belote