It was truly an honor for me to be able to perform these two original songs with the amazingly talented, Melanie Marod earlier in August. In the first video, Melanie and I perform "Solace" from my new album, Casually Intense and in the second video, we perform a new original of mine, "Strangers Dancing the Night Away." Enjoy!
(Special thanks to Paul Lucas for capturing these videos at Seven Steps Up the night of the performance, too!)
Solace Live With Melanie Marod
Strangers Dancing The Night Away Live With Melanie Marod
Chris had an opportunity to sit down with the host of Walk The Beat Radio, Elijah Russ, a few weeks back to talk about his new project, Casually Intense. Chris was joined by Dan Cannon, who played drums on 9 of the 10 tracks, and Andy Frisinger, as well. (These guys were influential in the project and we're so grateful!) This project would not be the same without the incredible collaboration and contributions of several gifted musicians. We also want to thank, especially, the amazing Joe Hettinga as Producer from Third Coast Recording Company. Joe is a fantastic musician, in his own right, and a great guy. The album would not be the same without his influence. Special thanks to Bill Chrysler for his support of this project and for having such a top notch studio right here in West Michigan.
Known locally in the Grand Haven area as the "Human Jukebox," this is not Chris' first project, but it is his first all original music project in many years. His songs are compilation of many of the styles of music you've heard Chris perform locally. The project is now complete and CDs will be available for purchase in the coming weeks. Watch for an announcement soon about a CD release party!
In this video clip, you'll get an exclusive taste of the album. Three of the ten original songs are featured in the video. There is something from almost every genre of music on this album. "All That I Have" was written by Chris and inspired by the true love story of his cousin Rick and his wife Kelly. "Solace" is a dark and smoky jazz-influenced arrangement co-written by the talented lyricist Mae Hill. (Think an early 1930s jazz club during prohibition on this one!) "Carry Me Back Home" is a folk music inspired duet for the bluegrass lovers. You're sure to love at least one song on this album no matter your favorite genre of music!
Keep up with Chris Wiser Music on our Facebook Page and watch for the announcement of the CD Release Party coming soon.
Chris has been busy in the studio working on a new recording project. Stay tuned for more info about an album release party coming soon! Casually Intense will include 10 original songs from a variety of genres. From blues and funk, to retro pop and R & B, this new album is a perfect representation of Chris' live performances. In collaboration with several artists from the area and Bill Chrysler as the co-producer, local sound engineer, Joe Hettinga is leading the project.