Career began in 1989 as one half of Chris and Johnny (later known as Storyhill), a modern folk duo that independently released nine CDs, which have sold over 35,000 pieces to date. The duo toured coast to coast for four years, building a substantial fan base and thousands of grass-roots fans.
In 1998 Chris started a band called Sixth Sense which released two CDs and did three extensive tours.
In 1999 he teamed up with singer-songwriter Justin Roth for three tours, followed by the release of a live CD called "2 Forms of ID."
In August 2000, Chris released his first solo recording titled "House Concert." He recorded and produced it himself, capturing the informal and intimate vibe of his performances at people's houses while on tour (house concerts).