Chris is a veteran player who has shared the stage with such greats as B.B. King, Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Taj Mahal. He has also recorded with popular artists such as Boz Scaggs, The Pointer Sisters, and Van Morrison. That experience is evident on Seven Rivers. The music is not overly flashy, just tight and tasty. The first two cuts ('You Got Me By The Heart' and 'Eleven Dollar Bills') are propelled by the ripping harmonica playing of Norton Buffalo over Chris' riffing guitar lines. The rest of the blues tracks feature great interaction between guitar and keyboards and a tight band. And while blues tracks make up the bulk of the CD, the track 'Your Father' mixes heavy percussion, 80's style chorused/delayed rhythm guitar, compressed lead guitar lines and some heavily processed near-rapping vocals. Definitely not your father's blues. Seven Rivers also features two beautiful ballads, the chimey 'Seven Rivers' and the infectious 'Ireland'.