Chris Chickering

Chris Chickering is a singer-songwriter/recording artist whose music and lyrics are an invitation to self-discovery, reflection and inspirational thinking. His Americana-tinged sound blends folk, rock and world music influences with uplifting lyrics and vocals reminiscent of Cat Stevens. Chris’ mission is to unite and heal hearts through music. Since 2012 he has released six studio albums. No matter who you are or where you are on your life’s journey, Chris’ universal songs are guaranteed to speak to you as if you are the only one listening. Artist Site, Apple Music, Spotify.

Chris is also a speaker, psychotherapist, and founder of Music for Positive Change, a nonprofit venture that exists to raise consciousness and inspire positive action, through the creation and live performance of thoughtfully written, professionally produced songs of healing, empowerment and social responsibility.

Chris connects with audiences at public and privately hosted events worldwide. He is passionate about personal growth, fitness and effecting positive social change. In his free time, Chris enjoys working out, yoga, performing sleight-of-hand magic, and hiking with his dog Chili in the beautiful mountains of his hometown Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Fueled by a love of music and desire to inspire people to live their full potential, Chris has always found music to be a source of peace and inspiration, especially during his most challenging times. Growing up in San Francisco, he was influenced by artists like Cat Stevens, Neil Young and The Rolling Stones, and moved by the humanitarian efforts of singer-songwriter Harry Chapin, to create his own unique message-driven sound. You can read Chris’ heartfelt Personal Statement HERE.

Great music starts with great songs. In the fall of 2012 Chris Chickering and three-time Emmy-winning, Grammy-nominated songwriter Greg Barnhill (“Walkaway Joe,” “House of Love”), discovered their shared passion for writing, producing and performing songs that lift people’s spirits. Since then they have co-written over one hundred songs and have joined forces on five studio albums.

Chris has collaborated with a number highly acclaimed producers and engineers including Greg Bieck (Kenny G, Lionel Richie), Ron Cohen (Saturday Night Live, The Sopranos), Mills Logan (Taylor Swift, Art Garfunkel) Brian Hardgroove (Public Enemy), John Kurzweg (Creed, Jewel) and Greg Barnhill (CBS, CNN, Fox).

“Shine” (2012)
“Living In The Now” (2013)
“The Resurrection of Me” (2014)
“The Better Side” (2015)
“Regeneration” (2015)
“The Hero’s Journey” (2017)
– Upcoming release: Fall, 2019

For each of his albums, Chris has recruited ‘dream teams’ of musicians who play with bands and artists you probably know including: Mike Durham – guitar (Dave Matthews), Vail Johnson – bass (Kenny G, Herbie Hancock), Shawn Fichter – drums (Tim McGraw), Jimmy Wallace – keys (The Wallflowers, Gavin DeGraw), Ilya Tochinskiy – banjo & mandolin (Carrie Underwood, James Blunt), Tim Lauer – accordion (Cheap Trick), Jim Hoke – harmonica (Bob Seger, Cheryl Crow) and Dan Dugmore – lap & pedal steel (James Taylor, The Eagles).

* Read Chris’ heartfelt personal statement HERE.

* Chris Chickering’s music can be heard everywhere music is sold including iTunes, Amazon, CDBaby and Chris

* Physical CDs with lyric booklets are available on CDBaby and Chris

* Full-length previews of Chris’ songs can be heard on: Spotify, Pandora, SoundCloud, and

Book Chris for your next event, including festivals, conferences, seminars and retreats HERE.

Attn: Advertisers! (TV, Film, Radio) To help you quickly find the right song for your project we’ve created a dynamic spreadsheet so you can quickly sort songs by: “Mood,” “Tempo,” “Song Vibe/Sounds-Like,” “Lyrical Theme” and more…HERE.

Create a special experience your guests will remember for years to come by hosting your very own ‘House Concert’ or ‘House Party’ with Chris Chickering. Learn more HERE.

Do you own or operate a wellness-focused retail location? If so, get your “Music for Positive Change” Listening Station today! Holds 72 CDs and includes headphones. Learn more HERE.

Chris established a scholarship that gives underprivileged youths an opportunity to attend the Hyde Schools, private boarding schools for high school students that focus on the development of character and actualizing one’s full potential. Hyde Schools have been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20 and in the New York Times. You can learn more about this initiative HERE.

If you would like to support Chris’ music and mission, please consider making a tax-deductible donation to Chris’ (501c3) fiscal sponsor From The Heart Productions HERE.

For licensing, booking and strategic partnerships, please call 505-982-1000 or email

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