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    Blues for Dali
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    No Reason Blues
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    Never Be Over
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    I Can Live
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    Please Don't Let Me Go
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    Lost in Wasted Time
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    A Step Back

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John Stracey @ Blues Connections Reviews Crossroads to Freedom

Posted on May 2, 2011 at 3:13pm 0 Comments

Chris Dair Crossroads To Freedom 

Crossroads To Freedom is written and performed entirely by Chris Dair and is his first album dedicated purely to the blues from the Mississippi delta all the way to the streets of Chicago and beyond!  What is refreshing is that there appears to be no limitation as to how Chris Dair interprets the way his guitar should be played, having jammed with the best of them down the years including Jeff Beck,…


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Blues, Blues Rock, Jazz, Latin, World, Fusion
Chris Dair was inspired to play the guitar at an early age by Manitas De Plata who triggered a passion for guitar and a love of flamenco guitar. At age 14 he developed a passion for blues and gigged in London at venues like Ronnie Scotts with John Mayall, John McVie and George Melly. As a young lead guitarist Chris jammed/played with many of the R&B and rock legends of our time, including Rory Gallagher, Jimmy Paige, Ginger Baker, the late Paul Kossof, Captain Beefheart, Dick Stubbs (Juicy Lucy), Linda Lewis (Ferris Wheel), Dave Davies (The Kinks), Roy Wood (Wizard), Mickey Finn (T-Rex), Mark Knopfler, Led Zeppelin, Peter Green, Jeff Beck. Most unforgettably with the great blues legend Bukka White. More recently Noel Redding (Jimi Hendrix Experience) and John Coughlan (Status Quo). Major influences include Jimi Hendrix, John McLaughlin, and Frank Zappa. Composer for film/media industry: Bermuda Cablevision; French Films; Nickelodeon; E!; Romanian General and Broadcasting; Singaporean Films; USA Television and Cable; Guinness World Records (USA); Intimate Portraits (Cable TV USA); The Vibe, Brian Waddell (USA); The Surf Show (USA); True Hollywood Story (USA); Australasia (Apra) Films; ITV; Channel 4; Planet Television; London Weekend TV; Central TV. Discography: current projects include an album of Rock Ballads, and another of World Jazz Rock Fusion to be called Guitaraga [Rick Hunt the American artist has already provided the cover for this album] · CROSSROADS TO FREEDOM the first dedicated genre album : the Blues – from Mississippi Delta to Chicago street. · WHAT CHAINS? is a collection of various genres of music; featuring "Obsession" [blues jazz] and "I Can Live" [rock ballad]. · "STRANGE ISLAND" is blues jazz, lyrical, blues rock, latin and more. The album concept was encouraged by the late Freddie Cousaert. Freddie was a Motown legend and Manager/Producer of Marvin Gayes Sexual Healing, Diana Ross, and Bobby Womac. · “PROMINANCE” [Primal World Ambient] · The Mayor or Tamworth's chosen charity THE CHILDREN IN CRISIS CHARITY ALBUM artists include: Bob Geldof, Phil Bates, Mik Kaminski, Jo Bates, Tina McBain, Nigel John Merritt, Andy Bole, Fret & Fiddle, Haynes & Groucutt, Fay & Latta, Debbie-Lee Richardson, Dareen Poyzer, Daniel B. James, Chris Dair. Copies from : Phil Bates Shop · Le Temps Changes by Jean Alambre Poems written in Occitane by Jean Alambre read to music composed by Chris Dair (CD and Book) Published in France by Jean Alambre.

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At 11:49am on May 3, 2011, gwen moore said…
Chris, you are like a bottle of fine wine, youu just get better with age , love your songs and the guitar,your still awesome to me <3

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