New Shows + The Push Stars + Buffalo

New Shows + The Push Stars + Buffalo

  • 9/25/2018 3:00:00 AM
So here I am in Washington, D.C. after a solo show at the lovely City Winery. I'm booked at a fancy hotel a half mile from the White House. Had I been aware that the majority of rooms here had windows overlooking a sprawling view of the lobby and not the outdoors, I probably wouldn't have stayed here. However the lobby is kind of pretty, and I realize I am lucky to stay here. When I think back to the early days, staying at the very un-fancy Motel 6's, where the windows overlooked eig...
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The Push Stars Release New Album

The Push Stars Release New Album

  • 9/21/2018 3:00:00 AM
IT'S HERE! Recorded at the legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, TN, Chris and The Push Stars proudly present our brand new album "3 Feet In The Air" to the world!
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India / A Moment Too Late / Spring Tour

India / A Moment Too Late / Spring Tour

  • 3/6/2018 3:00:00 AM
I am writing this on a flight right now, heading home from a two week trip to India. The plane is a symphony of babies crying, people coughing, a Vietnamese mother of two throwing up in the next row (we talked before the flight) and the woman in the seat next to me applying incredibly toxic smelling nail polish. It is a perfect stew for sleeplessness and hence, the best time to write a newsletter.
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The Magic Of The Road

The Magic Of The Road

  • 11/8/2017 5:22:00 PM
As I slide into my seat on my flight from Chicago to Boston, the overly calm voice of the pilot informs us that this will be an "extremely bumpy flight". For some reason, it doesn't phase me in the least because I am feeling a huge sense of gratitude right now. I feel like I've somehow managed to find the majority of the puzzle pieces needed to construct a beautiful portrait of a life I couldn't have even dreamed of living. In the past two months, I've gone from doing t...
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Ready to hit the road, or not...

Ready to hit the road, or not...

  • 9/7/2017 11:00:00 AM
As summer marches toward its final bow and the soon to be transformed trees stand waiting in the wings, I am reminded that, wow, it went by pretty quickly. Typically, I take as much of the summer off as my budget will allow but this year I decided to spend some time working with my band of brothers, The Push Stars.
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Greetings Everybody! from Chris for Fall 2016

Greetings Everybody! from Chris for Fall 2016

  • 10/24/2016 11:01:00 AM
I hope everyone had a great summer, got to dip your feet in the water, feel the strength of the sun, etc.... after all, that's what this life is about. At least that's my best guess. In other news I shot a video for my song called If You're Still There which was in the movie "Some Kind of Beautiful". (it's on YouTube now) And, I am doing a multi-city tour for the Fall. And The Push Stars (my old band) are getting together to do a couple of shows which is exciting ...
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Having your cake ...

Having your cake ...

  • 6/11/2016 12:46:00 PM
Having your cake and eating it too ... It took me a moment to realize I was looking at an early picture of myself. Being the youngest of six kids there aren't many pictures of me as a boy floating around in the family. It's not that my parents were retired from parenting, but I think they were just less concerned with the minutiae by the time I came along.
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The Huffington Post Interview with Chris Trapper

The Huffington Post Interview with Chris Trapper

  • 4/6/2016 3:57:00 PM
One of my personal go-to sources of peace throughout the years has been the brilliantly gifted songwriter, Chris Trapper. To hear his story peppered with a sanguine outlook is a gift. Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Chris before his show at one of Denver’s best spots for live music, The Soiled Dove. His show was just what the doctor ordered and then some. The story behind the story? Chris tells it best in his own words:
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How songs get in movies and my new record

How songs get in movies and my new record

  • 9/24/2015 10:27:00 AM
Somewhere around November 2013 I got a call from Richard Lewis, a Hollywood producer/screenwriter I had met in 2006 while shooting a scene for his movie August Rush. I had been lucky enough to be included by a music supervisor friend into a lottery of songwriters asked to write a key song for the movie and my song eventually landed. Although I didn't sing the song in the film ( the actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers did) the song seemed to work quite well, and Richard was nice enough to let me tag along...
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