Chris O

Chris, hailing from North West Tasmania, is a singer-songwriter who pens originals and plays vintage music the way it used to be. Her mashup of Folk, Blues, and Americana draws on a lifetime of encounters with places, people, traditions, and magic; echoing global grassroots traditions. 

Traveling around carrying her “band” like a pack pony ~ lap-slide, banjo, uke, as well as a few plain ole guitars, she regularly performs in Australia and Europe. 

Growing up in the U.K. Chris was exposed to the vibrant music scene of the late 60’s and 70’s, and her music is heavily influenced by traditional folk, country blues, and world music.

In 2016 she represented NSW at the International Blues Challenge and National Women in Blues Showcase in Memphis, and her second album, “Wailin’ & Raggin’ the Blues” was a finalist for “Best Self-produced CD with the Blues Foundation, USA.

Chris has a love of co-writing, recording, and performing with musicians from around the world, who frequently feature on her albums.

Chris is a gifted songwriter, understated singer and wicked multi-instrumentalist with catholic tastes, and a penchant for inspired and creative collaborations… "SingOut “ Magazine (USA)

With a delivery somewhere between Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Memphis Minnie, Chris’s own songs stay firmly within the tradition that has so inspired her, with trains, work gangs, and cotton fields the backdrop to the usual tribulations of life, from hard lovin’ to just makin’ ends meet workin’ for the Man. You can hear the passion, the commitment, and that gives her own songs the necessary authenticity, a true master’s apprentice. Rhythms Magazine (Australia) 

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