I’m told I was singing before I could speak, which may be apocryphal, but I can’t remember life before singing. I started performing publicly just shy of age thirteen, but after ten years and hundreds of shows, I abandoned the arts to pursue a more traditional path. Even so, I never stopped writing songs.

After peregrinating around the country through the 80s and 90s, a move to Nashville reignited my passion for performing. There, with the help of generous and talented musicians, I recorded my first CD, "After the Apocalypse."

Today, I’m living contentedly in New Milford, CT, hosting Thursday Open Mic @ The River Bistro, communing with kindred souls and making music at every opportunity. I’m working on my next CD, which I hope to  complete in soon.

If you find something of value in my music, drop me a line, I’d like to know what you think.


Chris Ellis

singing songwriter