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Acoustic Pop Folk Rock

  Singer/Songwriter

Chris Ahlman

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     All Chris Ahlman wants to do is spread some positivity with his music.

     The San Francisco Bay Area resident 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.

     In recent years Chris has had the opportunity to play/record with a number of Grammy winning musicians including Cliff Goldmacher (Keb Mo, Ke$ha, Lisa Loeb), George Marinelli (Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Hornsby) and Kerry Marx (Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, John Legend...and many more).  Kerry played electric guitars on Chris' newest album "Once Upon A Rhyme," and 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.

     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.”

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


- Saturday August 6th @ Almost Famous Wine Company in Livermore, CA, 2pm-4pm


- Sunday August 7th ​@ Groveside Bistro in Clayton, CA, 11am-1pm


- Thursday August 11th @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday August 12th @ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Saturday August 13th @ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Sunday August 14th @ Almanac Beer Co in Alameda, CA, 2pm-5pm


- Thursday August 18th ​@ The Fourth Bore Tap Room and Grill in Orinda, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Friday August 19th @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Saturday August 20th @ Cedar Mountain Winery in Livermore, Grill and Chill Event, more details to come soon...


- Friday August 26th @ Private Event at Bartholomew Estate Winery in Sonoma, CA, 4pm-6:30pm 


- Saturday August 27th @ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


​- Sunday August 28th ​@ Groveside Bistro in Clayton, CA, 11am-1pm


- Thursday September 1st @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday September 2nd @ Pinstripes in San Mateo, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Saturday September 3rd @ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


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


- Saturday September 10th @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Friday October 7th @ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Thursday October 13th @ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


​- Friday October 21st ​@ The Barnyard Epicurean Wine Bar in Danville, CA, 6pm-9pm


- Saturday November 12th @ Hannah Nicole Winery in Brentwood, CA, 1pm-4pm


- Saturday November 26th @ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm


- Saturday December 3rd @ Hannah Nicole Winery in Brentwood, CA, 1pm-4pm