Date(s) - 04/16/2023
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Heartwood Soundstage


Take some influence from B.B. King, Albert King, Ray Charles, and a pinch of Albert Collins,  add in dazzling Blues and Jazz guitar chops, a rich soulful baritone vocal delivering original, often wry and beleaguered lyrics with sophisticated chord changes and instrumentation, and skills on various horns and keyboards, all delivered with an uptown cool that never lacks searing passion. It all adds up to the one and only Chris Cain, who has gone from being a newcomer phenomenon bursting onto the scene in 1987 with a classic debut release, to being a legend, inspiration and long-established member of the Blues pantheon.

His vocals–gruff, lived-in and powerful–add fuel to the fire. His indelible original songs keep one foot in the Blues tradition and both eyes on the future. The pure joy Cain brings to his playing and singing is palpable, and draws fans even closer in.

See why the best of the best think Chris Cain is also one of the best, as evidenced by the quotes below:

“Chris Cain? Now that boy can PLAY the guitar!” —B.B. King

“Chris Cain is for real. He’s a great Blues player with an intensity that keeps you on the edge of your seat, wondering what he’s going to do next. Plus, he knows how to write a song you haven’t heard before, full of humor and insight. If you like the Blues, you’ll like Chris Cain. I am a stone fan.” – Robben Ford

“Hands down my favorite Blues player on the scene today. He’s an absolute blinder of a guitarist, with the voice of B.B. King and the chops of Albert King.” —Joe Bonamassa

Admission is: $25 General admission; $15 for NCFBS members.