Based in the great musical city of New Orleans, Louisiana, guitarist Chris Adkins' soulful approach, musical versatility and relentless work ethic has led him to touring, live and studio work with respected musicians of American music including Grammy Award nominees and winners. He began playing guitar at 11 years old, performed in the family band, studied with numerous master musicians throughout the years and believes that he will always be a student of the music.
His resume includes work with Maria Muldaur, George Porter Jr.'s Runnin' Pardners, Roland Guerin, Marc Broussard, Erica Falls, John Papa Gros, Susan Cowsill (of The Cowsills), Kristin Diable, Mia Borders, Lynn Drury, David Torkanowsky, George French, Johnny Vidacovich, Irma Thomas, Jon Cleary, Dr. John, Gal Holiday and many other artists. He has performed as far east as Japan and as far west at the Hawaiian Islands, including dates in Europe, Canada, Mexico and his touring in the U.S. has brought him to 47 states thus far. At home Chris is an Adjunct Professor of Guitar at the University of New Orleans and has contributed guitar and mandolin tracks to Louisiana PBS and independent documentaries.
Hey ya'll! If you happen to enjoy the way I play music then check out these great musicians who have influenced me - you'll love 'em! Some of them I have been fortunate to study with or work with in person. (In no particular order):
Buddy Guy, B. B. King, Robert Cray, Isaiah Sharkey, 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!