Chris appears on a compilation for RAINN. The song "Twang" from As If To Lay To Rest appears on Sqish Me Down Records' compilation to benefit the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. The comp features 18 northwest artists and proceeds go straight to RAINN. (Chris gets grandfathered in to the NW locals thanks to the In Music We Trust HQ in Portland). The record is available from Squish Me Down Records. It's a great cause so pick one up.
RAINN is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., operating America's only national hotline for victims of sexual assault. The hotline-800.656.HOPE-offers free, confidential counseling and support 24 hours a day, from anywhere in the country.
RAINN was founded on music: the organization was started using donations from Warner Music and Atlantic Records. The organization gained widespread buzz when high-profile artist and rape activist Tori Amos featured RAINN booths at her shows. RAINN has also seen celebrity support from Sarah McLachlan, R.E.M., Natalie Merchant, Jewel, Sheryl Crow, The Dave Matthews Band, U2, Ani DiFranco, Paul Shaffer, Jennifer Aniston, Jennie Garth, Jamie Walters and Michael J. Fox.
To read more about RAINN, please visit For charitable donations to support RAINN check out their site, for purchasing more stuff benefiting RAINN, click on the "Buy RAINN Gear" link.
Tour in early 2002 It's that time again. Chris will shrug off the jinx of the last tour and hit the road again in Febuary. The tour is not completely booked, but the skeleton is definitely there, and confirmed dates are posted on the tour page.
Chris will leave Texas and head west again, with stops along the great desert, west coast, into the northwest and Canada. Keep checking back with the tour page, as the dates will be posted as we get them. If you want to get in touch and book a show in a northwest town near you, please contact Chris' booking agent at EMAIL.
'Distance Sold Out' The first pressing of Chris' first full length, Distance For Departure is temporarily sold out. In Music We Trust Records has plans to re-press the record, but no date has been set as of yet. Will let you know more...
In Music We Trust Online Zine Gets It
Chris' label is also home to one of the best online music zines for every type of music you could ever want. The latest from the IMWT front is that thieves can't keep a good thing down... but they can try to sell it. Overseas hackers loved the IMWT zine site so much they tried to steal it for themselves and make a profit off the hardworking IMWT folks. The problems have been reconciled, although the perpetrators have not yet been captured or flogged. Must be that sexy new site design! At any rate, IMWT posts some great interviews (they somehow manage to get their hands on everyone), reviews, etc. Well worth a stoppin' by if you haven't been in a while. This month features Solex, The Strokes, Bell & Sebastian, and those awesome guys in Flickerstic. Cool free stuff for the month: The Strokes. Try it, you'll like it. In Music We Trust
Reviews Page Coming Sooner Than Later To save from the news page becoming as unweilding and long as Crystal Gail's hair, we will be moving all the alblum and show reviews to their own page. For now the only way to get to the reviews page will be with the REVIEWS link at the top of this page. Yee Haw