Blues Guitarist Chris Cain
Chris Cain Raisin' Cain will be released by Alligator Records on April 9th!
The link below has the links to all the distributors where you can purchase the album, worldwide. You can listen to a sample of all 12 songs, too.
- Why pre-order? By pre-ordering through Alligator, the first 300 have Chris Cain autographed booklets.
- In about 3 weeks, if people pre-order from iTunes, they'll immediately have access to the first four tracks.
Nominated by the Blues Music Awards in Memphis for 2021 Best Contemporary Blues Artist and Best Blues Guitarist of the Year!
Nominated by the Blues Music Awards in Memphis for 2018 Blues Guitarist of the Year
Blues Blast Magazine Annual Awards Committee has nominated Chris Cain as Male Blues Artist of the Year and his self-titled album, Chris Cain, as Best Contemporary Blues Album of the Year in their annual awards
Blues Blast Magazine, Cover photo © 2018 Marilyn Stringer
Chris Cain is happy to announce he has accepted an invitation to join the GHS Strings family. Chris has been using GHS Boomers throughout his career and, despite occasional lapses using other brands, he always comes back to GHS 10-46. They consistently give him the tone he needs and do a better job of holding up to those deep bends. A big shout out to Riccardo Piccirillo for this wonderful photo.
Chris Cain's jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother's Greek ancestry and his father's soulful black heritage.
"Nowadays most young blues players are Strat-wielding Stevie Ray Vaughan-a-bes. Not Chris Cain. With a voice that recalls B.B. King and a thick toned Gibson guitar sound reminiscent of Albert King, Cain is forging a unique style. With his own highly personalized songwriting, "Hall Of Shame" is a giant step in the development of one of the most compelling young bluesmen on today's scene."
-Larry Nager (syndicated Scripts-Howard music critic)
Cain News2020 BLUES – NEW MUSIC FROM ALLIGATOR RECORDS SET FOR AUGUST 21 RELEASE
[08/02/2020] New Songs From Upcoming Albums by Chris Cain, Elvin Bishop & Charlie Musselwhite, Shemekia Copeland, Selwyn Birchwood and Curtis Salgado
ALLIGATOR RECORDS SIGNS BLUES MASTER CHRIS CAIN
[06/22/2020] Chris Cain is a hot-shot guitarist and a singer with the maturity of blues masters like Bobby Bland and B.B. King. Jan 2019
—The Washington Post
Paradise - Plugged In and Turned on Jan 2019
KCAT TV 15
Jazz Tonight Featuring Chris Cain - Interview Oct 15, 2018
Talkin’ Blues podcast episode 115 - Chris Cain
A conversation with blues and jazz multi-instrumentalist, Chris Cain Jun 28th, 2018
Soul Bag Magazine – France
Chris Cain interview Mar 17, 2018
Blues Blast Magazine
Chris Cain – Self Titled | Album Review Oct 8, 2017
Times-Herald Arts & Community
Cain is Able -- Posted by John Sollenberger Apr 27, 2017
Times-Herald Arts & Community
A&E SOURCE: Chris Cain has an axe to grind at the Empress Feb 15, 2017