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Americana

​Music

for the good of it

Upcoming shows

- Sunday January 1st ​@ Groveside Bistro in Clayton, CA, 11am-1pm


- Friday January 6th @ Mullins Bar and Grill in Half Moon Bay, CA, 5:30pm-8:30pm


​- Saturday January 7th ​@ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday January 27th @ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm


​- Sunday January 29th ​@ LOPC in Lafayette, CA, 11am-1pm, Winter Wonderland event


- Friday February 3rd @ Bourbon Highway in Walnut Creek, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Friday February 10th @ A Grape in the Fog in Pacifica, CA, 5pm-7:30pm


- Tuesday February 14th @ Groveside Bistro in Clayton, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday February 24th ​@ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Saturday February 25th @ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Saturday March 11th @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Thursday March 16th @ Hopmonk Tavern in Novato, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday March 17th @ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Saturday March 18th @ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday March 24th @ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Saturday April 1st ​@ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday April 7th @ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday April 14th @ A Grape in the Fog in Pacifica, CA, 5pm-7:30pm


- Sunday April 16th @ HopMonk Tavern in Novato, CA, 12:30pm-2:30pm


- Saturday May 6th @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Saturday May 20th @ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Saturday June 3rd @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


​- Saturday July 1st @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Saturday July 29th @ Hannah Nicole Winery in Brentwood, CA, 6pm-9pm, Annual Lobster Fest


- Saturday August 5th @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


​- Saturday September 2nd Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


​- Saturday October 7th ​@ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm

     All Chris Ahlman wants to do is create good music and share it with everybody to enjoy.

     The San Francisco Bay Area resident and Nashville Recording Artist grew up with music and spent much of his childhood behind a piano and, later, a saxophone. At fifteen, he switched over to guitar and vocal work, and since 2007, has been entertaining audiences with his original music.

     Chris has had the wonderful experience of working with some of the finest artists in the world on his music, including some Grammy winning musicians like Producer/Songwriter/Teacher Cliff Goldmacher (Keb Mo, Ke$ha, Lisa Loeb, Mickey Hart), George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby) and Kerry Marx (Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, John Legend...and many more).  Kerry played electric guitars on Chris'  album "Once Upon A Rhyme," released in 2021.  He currently serves as Music Director at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.  The album has amassed over 500,000 streams on Spotify since its release in mid-2021.  Kerry also recently joined the group of amazing musicians with his lead guitar for a spectacular week of production in Nashville to record Chris' brand new album which is due out in early 2023.  Included in this new project, among others, are Kerry's wife Catherine Marx, on the piano and Hammond B3 organ.  Catherine played recently with Willie Nelson and is set to tour this year with Reba McEntire.  Also included on the new record is Andrea Zonn on the fiddle, who plays in James Taylor's band.

     Chris' prominent influences include Dave Matthews, Counting Crows, Pearl Jam, John Mayer, Train, Bob Dylan, The Fray, Augustana, David Gray, and Hootie and the Blowfish to name a few.  His lyrics are positive and uplifting, his guitar work is mellow, and his vocals are strong and soothing.

     “My music is focused towards inspiring people to think about life,” he explains, “and the world that we live in from a positive and good perspective. I believe that music is a wonderful and good part of this world that brings people together.”

Click the picture above for a short article and review of Chris' 

"Once Upon A Rhyme" album.

Chris Ahlman

About

  Singer/Songwriter

Brand New Single, "Rainbow War" now available on your music platform of choice... Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music, Pandora, Amazon, and YouTube...

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