Chris Gheran's vibrant, heartfelt, contemporary HARD FOLK is informed by the classics. Peppered with military history and references; songs sound like John Lennon and charm like George Formby.
Opening with cover song “Working Class Hero,” Chris Gheran charmed the fans of Brandi Carlile. He performed on VIA Rail to Toronto with a show at The Cavern. Writing an original song in only 7 days, Chris has been part of the global Acoustic Guitar Project, showcased at Folk Alliance in Kansas City, East Coulee Springfest, and Calgary Stampede, along with songwriting competitions: South Country Fair and Calgary Folk Music Festival. “Elephant Man” placed second in South Country Fair with ‘Best Performance’ overall.
Chris’s Digging Holes Military Tour had him performing for our troops at Canadian Forces Bases, field batteries, and Army Navy Air Force Vets. He has showcased at Canadian Music Fest and Arts Touring Alliance Alberta Showcase. He performed at the TransCanada Alberta Music Series (headliner), Kaleido Festival, Breakout West, Medicine Hat’s Tongue on the Post Festival, the Calgary Folk Music Festival (including judging 2 CFMF Youth Songwriter Contests).
Chris rode the rails with Ian Tyson in a city tribute, and confidently opened for The Fray, The Doll Sisters, Lucas Chaisson, The Wailin’ Jennys and Jonathan Richman.
McGraw-Hill Iverson lists Chris’s “Pieces of Stone” video by Doug Cook as a teaching tool for Canadian Schools.
Chris continues to support touring artists by hosting concerts at Gallery House Concerts Society in Calgary, AB.
Art type: Live Music
Music type: Original Music
What this Artist plays most of the time
Home base: Calgary
Appeals most (but not limited) to: 30+ older people appreciate me more
Top Venues Performed/Exhibited *
Gravity - Canadian Country Music Week/off-Country,
Highwood, SAIT - Canadian Public Relations Society
BMO Centre - Calgary Outdoor Adventure & Travel Show