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Live Lunch with Chris Stevens

Thursday, August 03, 2017 12:00 PM
RME Community Stage
Free Admission

Time: 12-1pm

Live shows and recording sessions keep Chris busy as he embraces the challenge of both crafting and covering songs with a focus on melody blended with the flair of skilled musicianship.
Chris has played on EVERY primary festival stage in central Illinois including: Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival, Miller Lite Illinois Blues Fest, Budweiser Grand Nationals, Summer Camp, Taste of Peoria and a stint as the guitar player for the touring cast of Hairspray at the Peoria Civic Center.
Chris co-founded the successful Blues-Rock trio, LIAR’S DICE. He co-wrote, played the guitars and sang on the self-titled album. The album contained the song “Don’t Change the Answer” which climbed to #2 on KSYM-FM in San Antonio, Texas. The song also reached #4 on WWVU-FM in Charleston, West Virginia. Two other songs on the album, a cover of the Ides of March “Vehicle” and another original song “Like-A-Roller” both climbed to #5 on WERG-FM in Erie, Pennsylvania.
Years of playing ‘cover songs’ and learning the signature licks of Eric Clapton, Freddie King, Carlos Santana, Duane Allman, Buddy Guy and many others help Chris bring a passionate, improvisational style of guitar and vocals to the studio and live performance stage.
The latest CD—Bare Bones—from soul-slinging guitarist—vocalist—songwriter, Chris “Stinger” Stevens, the corn-belt kid from Bradford, Illinois cooks a simmering stew: one pound of CLASSIC BLUES with a huge helping of TODAY.