Christopher Henderson
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Christopher Henderson

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Jul
14
Christopher Henderson @ The Melting Point

Athens, Georgia, USA

Athens, Georgia, USA

Jul
12
Christopher Henderson @ Sapphire Theatre

Clarkesville, Georgia, USA

Clarkesville, Georgia, USA

Jun
06
Christopher Henderson @ WUGA 91.7 FM

Athens, Georgia, USA

Athens, Georgia, USA

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Christopher Henderson has kicked around the Athens music sphere for a while, but not so much as a solo performer. The country-ish singer/songwriter played in a few local bands like Milligan and Herrold and, on his solo debut, wisely showcases his well-weathered singing voice.
Henderson's craggy vox is the centerpiece of this intimate and unassuming album. Backed by a cast of local accompaniment including Daniel Collins, Bain Mattox, and Hope For Agoldensummer's Claire Campbell, many of Henderson's mostly acoustic tunes sound like they were birthed from an after-hours Nashville pickin' session.
The opening track "Years" is a weeper of the George Jones variety; "Cold Drink of Water" is a brisk throwdown inspired by Henderson's days as a denim mill worker, and both "Roll On" and "Rain" employ Henderson's wailing gospel chops to great effect.
Henderson has been a familiar face around downtown as of late, playing a regular gig with his brother Matt at Hot Corner Coffee. He should be on his way to bigger rooms as, on these 12 songs, Henderson proves himself as a consummate balladeer, troubadour and frontman.
- Michael Andrews - The Flagpole (April 26, 2006)


Free Outdoor Music On Multiple Stages! What An Easy Choice! But Things Get Trickier Once The Club Crawl Kicks In. Flagpole's Music Staff Clues You In To The Best Bets For When The Sun Goes Down.
Friday, June 23 - 11:00pm - Christopher Henderson @ The Melting Point - The Flagpole (June 21, 2006)


New Album Coming Soon: Athens-based songwriter and performer Chris Henderson announced last week that his newest album is busy being mastered by Dave Collins, who has done large amounts of work with the artist-strong A&M Records. Henderson's music reminds me, very gratifyingly, of both The Band and Randy Newman, and his presence in Athens adds to the creative flavor of our town. His next local gig is at Borders on Sunday, Oct. 15. It's free, but starts at 4pm, so don't show up at midnight and don't show up drunk. Otherwise, yes, by all means, go. Until then, feast on the samples over at www.myspace.com/christopherhenderson.
- Gordon Lamb - The Flagpole (October 11, 2006)


"Sir, you must have married up... you have a beautiful baby..."
- Some elderly gentleman in the post office parking lot - N/A


Discography

"Christopher Henderson" 2006
"The Legend of the Oglethorpe County Ghost Truck (and Other Tall Tales)" 2006
(dancing skeleton) 2008

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Born in the small textile mill town of Lindale, GA, Chris lived there until he graduated high school. He grew up listening to his father sing in gospel quartets (The Messengers, The Diplomats, The Lancers). His grandfather was also a gospel singer and a music director for a local Baptist church. During the last two years of high school, Chris worked at the denim mill just like every other male in the Henderson family. He then bounced around, doing art school in Atlanta, some factory work in Knoxville, and ending up working at a frame shop in Athens while playing guitar in the alt-rock band Herrold. Next, he did a short stint in the Navy: Orlando, upstate New York, Hawaii. He learned to love Hawaii and the ocean and to hate military life... mostly he hated being told what to do... always had. After his escape from Uncle Sam, Chris returned to Athens and played guitar in the band Artemis Also. For a while, he then played with the acoustic band, Milligan. In 2004, Chris started working on his solo material, going completely solo in 2005. In January of 2007, Chris welcomed the birth of his beautiful daughter, Glenora, cutting his gigging to just his weekly Friday show at Little Kings Shuffle Club in downtown Athens so he could stay home with her during her first year. He started 2008 by recording some the backlog of songs that he had written during the down time and is now back to gigging. Chris's influences include Jackson Browne, Johnny Cash, Shawn Mullins, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, and on and on...