From bruises to bottle caps singer/songwriter, Chris Joyner’s musical journey began at the age of five when he learned the foundations of boogie-woogie piano from his mother. Educated across the globe as a youth and classically trained as a teenager he would soon embrace his musical ability as a salvation to play his way off the streets of Los Angeles.
Later, continuing his studies at UC Berkeley he left college to join The Freewheelers (DGC records) who would go on to sign with Rick Rubin's American Records. Chris played as a featured keyboardist with the likes of Natalie Merchant, The Wallflowers, Soul Asylum, Semisonic, Sheryl Crow, Citizen Cope, and recorded with dozens of others. Most recently he has been recording and touring with Amos Lee.
Chris has emerged as an enchanting live performer with a strong following, playing to a devoted group of followers at L.A.’s most coveted venues.
In his first solo effort “Loved” recorded with Stevie Blacke, Chris’ delivers dreamy and introspective lyrics with a melancholy joyful bliss. His smoky and sweet single "Only in My Dreams" was included on Pete Yorn’s Trampoline Records Greatest Hits Vol. 1 Compilation, on Rounder Records.