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The Devil Lives Forever

Gordon Lightfoot

Black Magic Woman

  "You can certainly use me as a


Kristyne Gilbert  

Executive Director  

Buchanan Center for the Arts  

Monmouth, Illinois


If You Could Read My Mind

  "Everybody I talked to loved your set."
                     Robert Satler
                     Promoter, ARKFEST

  "Chris created a fun atmosphere during our opening

  reception at the ARTery. This talented gentleman is a

  pleasure to work with... professional, courteous... The

   crowd was pleased with the music, which made me a

  happy gallery director."
                         Carolyn Kreuger, The ARTery

                         Rock Island, IL

  Blues & Beyond Review by R. Mark Rhodes
  Paragould Daily Press - Paragould, Arkansas

  Jimi Hendrix once said “Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel,” and there are

  many musicians out there who fall into this trap. However Chris Stevens is not

  one of them. His album “Blues & Beyond” is a mixture of original and cover

  acoustic blues that you can feel all the way down to your soul.

  The third cover on the album is track eight, a cover of Peter Green's "Black Magic

  Woman", first recorded by Fleetwood Mac, but made famous by Carlos Santana.

  Steven's version is an instrumental acoustic version and I really enjoy the slow

  smooth tempo of the song.

  I really liked the album. All the songs have a slow melodious groove that is

  perfect to put on while entertaining, relaxing or playing in the background while

  working. If you are a fan of the blues you will want this for your collection. If you

  are not a blues fan you should still check out this album as I think you will

  immediately become a convert. I wish the packaging had been better, but money

  is probably an issue considering the fact of not having a major label behind him.

  "Blues & Beyond" gets a 'B.'

 CHRIS a skillful guitarist / vocalist draws on decades of experience to perform a

   variety of styles suitable for YOUR show, event,party or....

  CHRIS can rock the house both electric & acoustic BLUES, or perform an entire

  night of soft instrumental music for the background at your wedding,

  restaurant, social gathering, or art gallery opening / closing reception.

  CHRIS performs Classic Rock / Pop, & Electric music with the Classic Rock & Rockin'

   Blues band INDUSTRIAL WOOD.

Pop Song

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 STEP by STEP a Guitar Method Book.

Chris worked in the studios in Los Angeles throughout the 1980's.

This Method will give you all the information

you need to play like the professionals.

You will learn the "Nashville Number System"

plus learn how to:

Form the real scales, the real 7th chords,

how to count, and more 'insider' tips and tricks.

STEP by STEP is available on CD for $19.95 plus $3 for shipping first class.

Send questions or orders with your name & snail mail address to

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Electric Blues

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​  CHRIS a skillful guitarist / vocalist draws on decades of experience.

  CHRIS performs a wide variety of musical styles.

  Chris wears a smile as he embraces the challenge of both crafting original and traditional blues and pop songs on

  acoustic guitar. Chris adds vocals and the focus on melody blends well with the flair of skilled musicianship.

  Chris has performed on the festival stages in central Illinois including: Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival, Miller Lite

  llinois Blues Festival, Budweiser Grand Nationals, Summer Camp, Taste of Peoria, Frost Yer Buns and a stint as the

  guitar player for the touring cast of Hairspray at the Peoria Civic Center.

  Chris co-founded the successful Los Angels-based Blues-Rock trio, LIAR’S DICE. He co-wrote, played the guitars

  and sang on the self-titled album. The album contained the original song “Don’t Change the Answer” which climbed   to #2 on KSYM-FM in San Antonio, Texas. The song also reached #4 on WWVU-FM in Charleston, West Virginia. Two   other songs on the album, a blues-rock cover of the Ides of March “Vehicle” and original song “Like-A-Roller” both     climbed to #5 on WERG-FM in Erie, Pennsylvania.

  Years of playing ‘cover songs’ and learning the signature licks of Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Carlos Santana, Duane   Allman, Buddy Guy and many others help Chris bring a passionate, improvisational style of lead guitar and vocals to   the studio and live performance stage.

  "Your songs are great and will fit in well. I picked four songs for Delta

    Boogie Radio."

Larry "Hairy Larry" Heyl - Delta Boogie Radio Brookland, Arkansas  

  "I like your songs very much and your way of playing blues guitar."

Hans Altin - Blues Radio - Huddinge Sweden  

  "I loved your songs and would be pleased to add them to my playlist."

Sherry - Misty Blue Cafe - Internet Radio - Redwood, CA


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Blues & Beyond (sample)

Chris Stevens

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Chris  also gives expert instruction. Watch and listen to this podcast as Chris gives some great tips on how to play Blues guitar like the professionals


Classic Willie Dixon

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Classic Eagles

Acoustic Blues

  "It was so cool to have my friend Chris Stevens

   play soulful guitar at my opening at the

   Buchanan Center for the Art, in Monmouth, IL.     

   Please contact me if you need a great musician

   to play at your party or reception. Thanks.


Chris Stevens

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