2477 18th St. NW
Washington, DC, 20009
Doors 7:00 PM
This event is all ages
Band from Toronto, ON.
Chris Cassaday is a folk-funk singer/songwriter from Arlington, Virginia. Over the past 4 years, Chris has performed at hundreds of different venues in Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Florida and even Hawaii. He graduated from James Madison University where he regularly performed as a solo acoustic act, as well as with several different bands. Since leaving JMU, music has become more than just a hobby for Chris, but rather Chris's passion and second job. In the past year alone, Chris has played over 100 shows at some of the best venues the Washington DC area has to offer, including but not limited to: Gypsy Sally's, The Velvet Lounge, IOTA, and The Bullpen at National's Park. Chris has done many local radio and cable access performances, such as performing on "Potluck", a local cable access musical program, and being featured on "Voices From The DMV", a radio show airing on 96.7 FM Arlington. Most recently, Chris was interviewed and performed on CBS radio's "Weekend Round-Up" podcast. The performance/interview aired on 7 different CBS radio stations around the country.
Chris's live performances include the use of a looper pedal and other interesting effects, giving his solo performances a one-man-band type of appeal and the ability to keep large crowds entertained and dancing.
Chris independently released his first his first professionally recorded album "The Savannah Sessions" on all digital outlets (iTunes, spotify, etc.) on May 25th, 2015. The album received widespread support and great reviews on all digital outlets. The album was mixed and produced by Ted Bowne, one of Chris's greatest influences and the lead singer of the award winning rock-reggae band Passafire. “The Savannah Sessions” is available on iTunes, Spotify, Napster, Google Play, and youtube.
Chris's original song "My Oh My" off of the album was sought out by Sirius XM radio and is now being played regularly on Sirius XM's the Coffee House (Channel 14). Chris also performed a 5-song live session for Sirius XM in September 2015 that was featured on the Coffee House as well.
After two years of extensive live performances and touring, Chris independently released his third studio effort "Stranger Places" on April 10th, 2017 on all digital music outlets. This album was also produced and mixed by Ted Bowne from Passafire, and response to the release has been extremely positive.
Chris's unique blend of blues, folk and funk, his crafty songwriting style, his unpredictable set lists, and his thunderous, distinctive voice have gathered him a significant following around his hometown and other parts of the DMV. He continues to play all up and down the east coast, and looks forward to eventually travelling across the country to share his music with the masses.