CHRIS- Guitarist / Vocalist - draws on decades of experience.

Piano lessons at age 6 started Chris on his musical journey. in high school he played in a band which is where he learned to work at learning the real licks.
CHRIS performs with PASSION.

"Everyone I talked to loved your set." Robert Satler, promoter ARKFEST.
CHRIS takes the audience on a journey through time.

"We loved your song choices," Dana McCurdy.

CHRIS embraces the challenge of crafting a dynamic portrayal of songs - some  original & some traditional - Classic Rock & Blues from the 50's, 60's & 70's - on both acoustic and electric guitar.
CHRIS adds vocals and the focus remains FUN!

"We sang along to several songs," Tina Holly.
CHRIS has performed on the festival stages in central Illinois including: Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival, Miller Lite Illinois Blues Festival, Budweiser Grand Nationals, Summer Camp, Taste of Peoria, Frost Yer Buns and more.
CHRISco-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.
CHRIS spent years playing ‘cover songs’ and learning the signature licks of the masters which helpshim bring a passionate, improvisational style of guitar and vocals to the studio and live performance stage.

"I enjoy learning the real licks as it helps me with technique and more importantly, artistic expression," Chris Stevens.

BLUES


Like-A-Roller & a Cover of Vehicle by the Ides of March both reached #5 on WERG-FM, Erie, PA

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Photo by : Ching Zedric

Live Hit Songs

Photo : Kevin Barnett

  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 - 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 with both electric & acoustic

POP - BLUES - COUNTRY.

50's - 60's - 70's

  CHRIS also performs Classic Rock / Pop, & Electric music with the Classic Rock & Rockin' Blues band INDUSTRIAL WOOD.


Photo by : Ching Zedric

Photo : Steve HIatt

Down to the Delta

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Don't Change the Answer

reached #2 on KSYM-FM

San Antonio, TX

reached #4 on WWVU-FM

Charleston, West Virginia

 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 stingerstevens@gmail.com


Photo : Christy Heaton

I Just Want to Make Love

Photo : Mary Stevens

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  Here's another link to a live video.              https://www.facebook.com/steve.soderstrom.5/videos/10213603992080804/

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LIVE ORIGINAL BLUES

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Spooky

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CHRIS STEVENS

Fun on the Frets

Chris Stevens

Don't Change the Answer

Waiting

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To Book a show please send an email: stingerstevens@gmail.com


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Photo: Mary Stevens

Chris Stevens

Like-A-Roller

Black Magic Woman

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  "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


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


ORIGINAL BLUES

Photo : Sherry Parker

Yesterday

LINK to LIVE VIDEO

Sunrise Blues

Live Original Songs

ORIGINAL ROCK

Instrumental / Dinner Music


2019 Shows

   1-2 Faithful Pilot, LeClaire, Iowa

   1-5 Jamie's Outpost, Seneca, IL

   2-2  Uptown BIll's , Iowa City, IA

   2-16 Vendetta's Party - Dixon, IL

   3-9 Highlands Fine Food & Whiskey H

   3-23 Starlights Theatre, Sterling, IL

   4-13 Knox County Brewing Co., Galesburg, IL

   4-20 Easter Egg Hunt, LeClaire, IA

   4-27 Celebration of Life,

   5-11 Uptown Bill's, Iowa City, IA

   5-12 Highlands Fine Food & Whiskey House, Bradford, IL

   5-18 Psycho Silo, Langely IL

   5-19 Hawg House Saloon, Princeton, IL

   5-24 Hy Vee, Clinton, IA

   5-25 Black Rose, Princeton, IL

   6-8 Flatted Fifth Blues & BBQ, Belvue, IA

   6-15 Geneseo Music Festival, Geneseo, IL

   6-18 Bolier Room, Kewanee, IL

   6-24 Brown Bag Concer t, Peoria, IL

   6-28 Fourth Friday, Morton, IL

   7-4 Psycho Silo, Langlely, IL

   7-6 Fat Daddy',z, Seneca, IL

   7-12 The ARTery, Rock Island, IL

   7-13 Zoomie's, Lacon, IL

   7-23 Tuesday Bluesday, Kewanee, IL

   7-27 Private party

   8-2 Music in the Garden, Peoria, IL

   8-24 Guppy's Lake, Kewanee, IL

   8-30 Hy Vee, Clinton, IA

   8-31 Cannabis Camp, Peoria, IL

   9-1 Psycho Silo, Langely, IL

   9-7 BG Saloon, Bartonville, IL

   9-9 Courtyard Estates, Galva, IL

   9-11 Gypsy Highway, Davenport, IA

   9-12 Gypsy HIghway, Davenport, IA

   9-14 Knox County Brewing, Galesburg, IL

   9-20 Hy Vee, Clinton, Iowa

   9-21 Farmers' Market, Peoria, IL

   9-28 Guppy's Lake, Kewanee, IL

  10-3 Gypsy Highway, Davenport, IA

  10-5 Highland Fine Food & Whiskey House, Bradford, IL

  10-11 The ARTery party, Rock Island, IL

  10-12Big Picture Street Festival, Peoria, IL

  10-15 The Boiler Room Tuesday Bluesday, Kewanee, IL

  10-19 The Vendettas part, Dixon, IL

  10-26 Guppy's Lake, Kewanee, IL

  10-27 Kenny's West Side Pub, Peoria, IL

  10-31 Highlands Fine Food & Whiskey House, Bradford, IL

  11-14 Highlands Fine Food & Whiskey House, Bradford, IL

A.M. Blues