Hey, I'm Chris.
I'm the musician, singer, songwriter, producer, designer, manager, agent, and publicist of Roses from Bones.
I'm an Aries & an ENFP, I love light beer, and I share a birthday with Robert Frost. I'm also a handyman, Zelda fan, and Shakespeare nerd.
I got started playing covers on a beat up red Ibanez acoustic at local open mics and on downtown sidewalks for cheap beer and spare change.
I listen to KALEO, Twenty One Pilots, Florence + The Machine, Taylor Swift, Muse, Caravan Palace, Marty O'Reilly and the Old Soul Orchestra, Kanye West, Jay Z, Jack White, Jon Bellion, Caamp, Polyphia, and much more.
I write songs based on my perspective and experience. My life is colored by religion, philosophy, addiction, poverty, mistakes, success, dreams, love, loss, joy, and fear. Through my music, I aim to ask questions and tell my story.
I recorded and produced Guillotine in the final two weeks of December 2020. My father suffered a tragic accident in November 2020. During his recovery, I stayed on an air mattress in an unfinished room at the back of his house, making repairs and seeing to his affairs. I spent the moments in between writing and recording late into the night.
Guillotine is the first project I've done fully on my own, and it was more challenging than I expected. I tend to get bogged down fighting imperfections in my work, but to finish Guillotine, I needed to do my best and let that be enough. I'm proud to say, despite its flaws, Guillotine is my best yet.
Guillotine features acoustic guitar, male vocals, drums, percussion, and bass. I worked in Logic Pro X with a software bass and Logic's software drummer "Benny." I built a blanket fort for a mic booth, and I accidentally recorded most of the guitar with the mic backwards. A tree scraped the window in one of my best takes, and if I isolate the vocals, I can hear the neighbors talk in their backyard. I don't have studio monitors, so I mixed on earbuds and my beat-up Hyundai speakers. I spent two days reading everything I could about mastering and probably didn't make it worse.
But most importantly, I took a risk, and I finished it. Like I've said before: "What is life without a little gamblin’?"
Guillotine marks a pivot in my trajectory towards bigger, bolder moves in pursuit of a music career. In the month of February alone, fans streamed Guillotine over 8000 times across multiple platforms, topping the record of 5000 previously held by “Load Your Gun.” I’m excited to share my growth with so many amazing fans.
2020 showed many artists the importance of flexibility and ambition. I’m excited to say that I’ll be continuing the momentum of Guillotine with live shows, online performances, and more publications throughout 2021.
Thank you to the fans who make this all possible. Memento Mori.