Borrowing from David Bazan, Tom Waits, The Tallest Man on Earth, and Townes Van Zandt, Chris Strand has been crafting energetic yet articulate songs in Austin since 2012. His dynamic live performances solo or supported by his band, the sinners, have led him to play acclaimed rooms across the US and earned him fans that cling to his lyrics, musicianship, and authenticity.
He has released two solo records, Roots EP (2013) and Settle Down (2014). These records allowed him to work alongside members of such bands as The Heartless Bastards, Lloyd Maines, Robert Earl Keen, The Gourds, Shinyribs, The New Bohemians, and 20/20. He and the Sinners are currently working on a new record to be released in early 2017.
The Venues he has played include Stubb's, Mohawk, Lambert's, the Cactus Cafe, The Living Room (NYC), Neutral Grounds (New Orleans), Latitude 44 (Sioux Falls), The Limelight (San Antonio), the Log On Cafe (Beaumont, TX) as well as Hole In The Wall, Empire Control Room, Spiderhouse Ballroom, Cheatham Street Warehouse, One 2 One Bar, and the Blackheart among others
He is currently recording a new ep with his band, The Sinners, that is expected to be released later this year. He also regularly releases episodes of his podcast, Is There A Cover?
Review of Our Show at Lamberts - http://travelingones.com/blog/blog/austin-band-review-chris-strand-and-the-sinners
Review of our Show at Beerland - http://www.jessehanson.me/blog/2016/1/27/austin-tx
Review of SEttle Down in Austin Monthly - http://www.austinmonthly.com/AM/May-2014/Music/May-2014-Music-Reviews/