Chris Baron Music
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Chris Baron Music

Portland, Oregon, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Portland, Oregon, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Americana Rock




"Track 1 has been Stuck in my Head for Three Months"

I first met Chris Baron in early June, when I was writing about him for a newspaper article. He gave me a copy of his CD, which I listened to right away. Three months later, I still have the first track (\"Grand Scheme of Things\") stuck in my head. His tunes are undeniably catchy, like something you\'d expect from pop music, but the music never strays from its gritty rock core. Chris doesn\'t just come up with unusual ways to make new sounds with his voice and guitar, he also takes advantage of no sound at all, throwing pauses into his songs at unexpected places, keeping his listeners perpetually invested, waiting to hear what comes next (case in point: \"Absurd in a Can\"). Listen to this CD and hear someone who sounds like he\'s having a heck of a lot of fun playing his music. Go see him live and watch the magic in person -- here\'s a musician who clearly loves what he does and loves making fans out of those who come out to listen. - Kristen via


Still working on that hot first release.



Chris Baron is a singer-songwriter and all-around musician from Portland Oregon.  

He is crafty with his original arrangements, improvs the guitar with the maddeningly smooth style of the practiced and inspired, and makes the kind of music with lyrical and melodic details that you love discovering after the first listen.  Unique, stylized, and catchy Americana: music inspired by an apparently interesting west coast life...

Portland OR songwriter Dan Weber said "…Chris' live show exudes the wonderment and enthusiasm of an artist drawing an authentic connection with his audience…feeding off that raw live energy…he rocks out and storytells the way Wilco and The Avett Brothers have so successfully done..."  

Austin TX songwriter Jake Riggs declared "…It's not hard to tell that Baron was born to perform.  From the solemn to the goofy, sentimental to grateful, his mannerisms and charisma effortlessly transition between the songs and the mood of the room.  'How can Chris be in all moods at all times?' you have asked many times.  It took thousands of hours of stage time, thousands of gallons of beer and more heartbreak than the average human can endure.  So go see Chris Baron live.  He'll be the long-haired, tall approachable guy holding the guitar…and chances are he'll be smiling…"

Chris Baron writes, arranges, records, and performs at an incredible velocity, with a variety of people in a variety of situations.  His two solo albums (Searchlights In Mexico from 2008 and Light Up The Sky from 2014) showcase a distinct style: multi-instrumentalism, dynamic mixes, and imaginative arrangements.  He is a constant wheel of creative spitfire, an "in-the-moment folk hero" with a voice reflective of the many music cultures that surround him.

Read a more personal biography at  His YouTube channel was created with videographer and photographer K8npdx.  He has independently released several albums with several bands through (Portland-based!)

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