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.
His new album, "The SunCrashers," debuted on the Americana Country Album Chart at #10, and #11 on the Country Album Chart, as well as #21 on the California Album Chart as reported by Roots Music Report. Three individual songs from the album also charted in the Top 25 in a couple of categories as well.
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 and currently serves as Music Director at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. The first single off the album, the title track, has amassed over 180,000 streams on Spotify since its release. 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, "The SunCrashers," which is mentioned above and was released on February 26th 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 tours 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.
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Chris is a proud member of ASCAP
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"Singer-Songwriter Chris Ahlman’s “The SunCrashers” Unveils A Musical Journey From The Heart’s Depths To Sonic Peaks.... available on major streaming platforms globally, “The SunCrashers” is a showcase of visionary, forward-thinking artistry. It’s no surprise that the album debuted at #10 on the Americana Country Album Chart, with several singles receiving praise from notable charts." Tempo Stub Magazine
Click the image above to listen to Chris' brand new album, The SunCrashers, on your favorite platform!...Featuring some of the finest studio musicians in Nashville...
Radio Stations that have been playing the new "SunCrashers" album...
- Friday November 10th @ Canyon Club Brewery in Moraga, CA, 6pm-8pm
- Saturday November 11th @ The Fourth Bore Tap Room and Grill in Orinda, CA, 6:30pm-9:30pm
- Tuesday November 14th @ Luna Loca in Danville, CA, 5pm-8pm
- Friday November 17th @ Bourbon Highway in Walnut Creek, CA, 7pm-10pm
canceled - Saturday November 18th @ Residual Sugar Wine Bar in Concord, CA, 6pm-8pm
- Friday December 1st @ Slow Hand BBQ in Martinez, CA, 6pm-9pm
- Saturday December 2nd @ Bourbon Highway in Walnut Creek, CA, 7pm-10pm
- Friday December 8th @ Bourbon Highway in Walnut Creek, CA, 7pm-10pm
- Friday December 22nd @ Nonni's Bistro in Pleasanton, CA, 6pm-9pm
- Friday December 29th @ Extreme Pizza in Walnut Creek, CA, 7pm-9pm
- Friday January 5th @ Mullins Steakhouse in Half Moon Bay, CA, 5:30pm-8:30pm
- Thursday January 18th @ HopMonk Tavern in Novato, CA, 6pm-8pm
Radio Crystal Blue
Bus of Real Country
Americana Boogie Rad
Ocean Beach Radio
Cherokee Nation Radio
Low Country Radio
Sound Machine Country
Night Wave Radio