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Knudson and Clarke


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The best kept secret in music


"Val Holler (Chris Knudson's previous project)"

"[Knudson] has a voice that has a plaintive, searching quality that proves hard to resist the more you listen to his music. Shimmering acoustic guitars play progressions both familiar and surprising over Hip-Hop-inspired drumbeats while electric guitars add to the atmosphere." -Will Lerner -


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"KNUDSON & CLARKE" debut (early 2005)

Chris Knudson Discography:
"Stand Up And Be Counted" (2004 election-year song, Rock the Vote)
Berlin (Lightstone Records, 2003)
Val Holler - "Versicle" (Lightstone Records/The Orchard, 1999 - )
Val Holler Band - "EP" (1997)


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"Texas Musicians Find Each Other As They Find Their Way Home"

Houston-bred Singer/Songwriters Chris Knudson and Kristin Clarke join forces after pursuing their individual careers outside of Texas.

HOUSTON, TX (PRWEB) -- After pursuing their individual music careers in places such as Los Angeles, New York, Austin and Berlin, Germany, singer/songwriters Chris Knudson and Kristin Clarke have joined forces in their native Houston. Recording sessions for the new group, "Knudson and Clarke," are being recorded at the venerable Sugar Hill Studios with producer/drummer Robbie Parrish, Galveston guitar legend Bert Wills and other session musicians for an anticipated release at the beginning of 2005. They made their debut band performance opening for Roxie Recording artist and Lenny Kravitz protege Dan Dyer on Wednesday, September 22, at The Engine Room in Houston.

Knudson was born in Kingsville, Texas, and was raised in Houston. He studied acting and filmmaking, and collaborated with writer/director Wes Anderson and roommate Owen Wilson on early Super 8 movies and other projects in Houston, Los Angeles and Austin. While at the University of Texas at Austin, Knudson hooked up with writer/director Robert Rodriguez to co-compose Rodriguez' critically acclaimed, low-budget feature film, "El Mariachi." Knudson then relocated New York and performed solo and in bands under the alias Val Holler, releasing his debut "Versicle" (Lightstone/The Orchard) in 1999. He has collaborated with Theo Mondle (Beck), Freeloader and others while living in New York, Los Angeles and Berlin, before relocating to his native Houston in the Fall of 2003. Knudson's sister, Rainey Knudson, runs the Texas Visual Art magazine, "Glasstire," and is married to Michael Galbreth of The Art Guys.

Clarke has been singing since the age of nine. She was named Jr. Vocalist in the 1994 Sammy Davis Jr. Awards, competing with singers such as Destiny's Child. At the age of fourteen, she sang the "Houston Rockets Fight Song," which aired on many local stations including KBXX 97.9, The Box, and NBC affiliate KPRC Channel 2. Clarke graduated from the Acting for Film and Television program at The Vancouver Film School in 2000. She spent three years writing songs and performing in Los Angeles before returning to her native Houston.