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Keep a look out for the Chris Weaver Band because they’re inspiring crowds all over the country with their debut album, Standing In Line. Chris first began to realize his talent as a singer/songwriter and guitar player with his father who was in bands throughout his childhood. Influenced by Joe Cocker, John Mellencamp, Tom Petty and Bob Seger, Weaver produces an energetic, passionate, down to earth sound, resonating with fans of all ages and circumstances. “It’s all I could ever remember wanting to do,” Weaver states. “I wanted to write like them and sing like them but just do it in a way that would be my own.”
After a short stint in radio, Weaver moved to Nashville from West Virginia and began taking every road and college gig he could get. Eventually he earned coveted performance opportunities at The Stage on Broadway in Nashville and The Stage on Sixth Street in Austin, Texas where several members of his family live. His captivating live performances of cover songs became legendary and soon Chris and his band were on the road performing in college cities across the south and all over the Midwest.
Chris scraped together his savings and recorded, mixed and mastered “Standing In Line” his debut CD, in four days. Standing In Line employs a classic American rock n roll feel with a splash of country. “Standing in Line,” the title track, is an honest self reflection of Weaver’s own position in life as a musician who takes the humble stance of referring to himself as just one of the many who are “waiting in line” to break.
Five members make up the band with Weaver on vocals, Matt “Ice” Iceman, drums, Cornelius “Corn” Perry, bass, Josh Waters, guitar, and Ben Owens, guitar. Weaver recently inked a licensing deal with the NFL for this year's football season with a song he wrote and later recorded by American Idol winner, Jordin Sparks. He also has a song in the major motion picture “A Matter of Time” scheduled for release in spring of 2013.
Chris is currently working with former Jimmy Buffett and Glenn Frey guitarist and legendary producer, Josh Leo (Alabama, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Love & Theft, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd) on his next CD.
Standing In Line is a great album destined to have a special place in the hearts of all music lovers. Catch the Chris Weaver Band on tour…..
“Chris Weaver is a star in the making… an out-and-out singer – with a Capital S.” - Chuck Dauphin, Music News Nashville
“One the best albums released this year” - John Shelton Ivanny
The Jackson Music Examiner has described STANDING IN LINE as “music that feels like an old friend you’d take on a long road trip”.