Chris Shutters
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Chris Shutters

Band Rock Blues


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"2008 Winners!"

2008 Winners!

The Blade’s second annual Battle of the Bands has officially begun! With the rousing success of last year’s competition, Toledo showed it takes the cake in live music. Among the more than 120 participants, five acts were voted and judged all the way to the top:
Chris Shutters
Empire Drift
Rodney Parker & Liberty Beach
It’s Essential
Katie and Pat. - The Toledo Blade

"2007 Blues winner's!"

Winners of the Toledo Blade Battle & Black Swamp National Blues Contest 2007
Winners of the Toledo Blade Battle Opened for Ted Nugent & Black Swamp National Blues Contest 2007 - The Toledo Blade


My Time to Live
Swim Sink or Save Me
Crazy Outside
A World Apart
What Was It
Put Out The Fire
Nothing at All



Chris Shutters (24) is a gifted songwriter, guitarist and vocalist whose prodigal talent and relentless passion are immediately recognizable in every performance. His blues-laced rock and roll originals showcase his innate ability to combine unmistakable soul with unbelievable technical prowess.

Chris performs solo, with the Chris Shutters Band (CSB), who recently released their first CD entitled “A World Apart,” and with various other collaborators. Live performances are where Chris really shines as he intersperses his 40+ originals with a wide selection of cover songs. He connects with audiences and maintains high-energy for hours on end.

Chris Shutters started off playing the blues at 13, when he also wrote his first song. It wasn’t long before he was recognized as a seriously talented guitarist, becoming a staple in the Toledo music scene before he could even drive to his own gigs.

Chris has opened for such national acts as Bad Company, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Winter, Ted Nugent, Molly Hatchet, Eddie Money, Eddie “The Chief” Clearwater and Frijid Pink.

In January 2010 Chris won a singer-songwriter competition at Uncommon Ground in Chicago, besting over 200 entrants. CSB won the 2007 National Black Swamp Blues Competition in Toledo, Ohio and went on to competed in an international contest in Memphis, TN. In 2008 CSB won the Regional Battle of the Bands for northwest Ohio in the pop/rock category.

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For booking information please call Michael Holmes at 419-351-5242.