Chris was born in
Washington, DC, and raised in Massachusetts on down-home
cooking as well as on blues, jazz, rhythm & blues, and gospel
music by his
New York City dad and North Carolina mom. Before starting to play
fourteen years old, he studied in Germany, where his dad was a
professor of American and African American Cultural Studies.
Later, as an
art and music major at the University of Massachusetts, Chris
in jazz workshops with Archie Shepp and in a summer session at
also studied guitar with Tony MacAlpine. His major influences
range from B.B.
King and Albert Collins to Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray
currently the producer and host of "100% Blues," a cable access TV
the Los Angeles area. See his website www.chrisbellblues.com
pictures and sound bites from CDs
and live performances.