Chris McGarry

Chris McGarry

 Denver, Colorado, USA

Inspired by sounds of the Appalachians, the craft of the Texas songwriters and the words of the beatniks, McGarry borrows the feel and soul from the old-times, using them to power his gritty voice and modern songwriting. "Chris McGarry has a voice that could stop a room" - Radio 1190 Route 78 West


Born on the Mississippi River and raised on Methodist hymns, folk ballads and vintage country, learning to play was a necessity for Chris McGarry. After simultaneously picking up a guitar and an obsession with Walt Whitman, creating his own songs became only inevitable.

Residing in Denver’s Capitol Hill, McGarry is part of the new breed of old-time musicians who live in trendy neighborhoods while mining the internet for inspiration found in the form of depression-era 78’s transferred to mp3 format.

Yet, despite his relocation to an urban environment, his immersion into modern amenities and a post-beatnik lyrical style, McGarry’s musical roots remain sedentary; melodies as haunted as the river bluffs and a voice as gravelly as the silt laden shores he wandered as a child.

*** Past Gigs of Note *** The Hi Dive - The Meadowlark - Swallow Hill Music Association - The Meadowlark - KGNU Kabaret - The Larimer Lounge


And The Weary Eyes Reply - Album Release Party May 13th

Set List

Chris McGarry and The Insomniacs play a 45 minute set of alternative country and roots rock.