Many people say that music is the window to the soul. This is particularly true in the case of nomadic musician, Chris Lister.
Chris is a man of the world; he has lived in numerous countries and continents, which have inherently influenced his artistic endeavors. A singer/songwriter at heart, Chris uses his music as a form of self-expression, celebration and a vessel for telling stores about his life experiences. His songs are about real life events, relationships and travel – subjects that we can all relate to at many points in their lives.
Chris' first exploration into the world of music was at age 11, when he picked up a guitar and started to play and sing. He cites his father as his main inspiration; also a guitar player, whose record collection was full of the old-greats, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters and David Bowie, among others. Dylan’s songwriting in particular spoke to Chris, and he realized that he didn’t just want to sing – he wanted to sing about things that people care about. Some 25 years later, Dylan is still one of his favorite musicians, alongside many other acclaimed songwriters such as Jimi Hendrix, Billy Corgan, Bob Marley, Johnny Cash and David Gray.
It is Chris' introspective writing, honest delivery and his desire to create connections and to celebrate life through his art that make him such a unique artist. His songwriting is articulate and soulful, reflecting on universal themes that are so easy to relate to. His soulful nature and sensitive writing make Chris standout amongst the crowd – he is a true artist with something to say, and he says it through song, with an understated confidence.