“With a voice that sounds as whiskey-soaked as the bottom of a barroom bottle and a guitar approach that alternately weeps, wails and wallops, Chris Sutton is one of West Virginia’s most expressive blues artists. On ‘The Sun Studio Recordings,’ he plows through 18 original songs that evoke the themes, moods and soul-searing intensity of the genre’s classic material.”
~ Ken Bays – past editor of Blues Revue magazine
Singer, songwriter, storyteller, Chris Sutton has been performing his blues and roots songs from his home in West Virginal and around the world. Opening for such legends as Johnny Rawls, The Allman Brothers Band and Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chris Sutton brings a soulful, bluesy and authentic sound wherever he performs. The 2013 winner of the River City Blues Festival in Marietta, Ohio, Chris Sutton has had the pleasure of performing at various other festivals:The Himalayan Blues Festival in India, Joe’s Blues Festival in San Marino, Italy, The Canal-Winchester Rib and Blues Festival near Columbus, OH, The Big Bend Blues Bash in Pomeroy, OH, Simply Jazz and Blues Festival in Beckley WV, and The Red, White and Blues Festival in Marietta, OH; as well as, 3 appearances at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. He is the founder and director of the The Diamond Teeth Mary Blues and Arts Festival in Huntingtin, WV and the current president of the Huntington Blues Society. He recorded his collection of original songs “The Sun Studio Recordings” at the legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, TN.
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