— CHRIS PIERCE–With deep roots in blues, folk, and indie, Pierce provides a perfect backdrop of guitar to his fierce and soaring vocals. With a voice that’s been compared to Ray Charles, Pierce packs powerful messages into song.
Chris Pierce gained national prominence with “We Can Always Come Back To This”. His hit co-write aired on 3 episodes of the #1 NBC primetime series ‘THIS IS US,’ then went on to #1 on the Billboard Blues Chart. Pierce has done worldwide headlining tours and has performed with: B.B. King, Seal, Al Green, Allison Russell, Colbie Caillat, Rodrigo y Gabriella, Jill Scott, Keb’Mo, Blind Boys of Alabama, Aaron Neville & others. His recent album, ‘AMERICAN SILENCE’ garnered critical acclaim from NPR, Rolling Stone, NoDepression, SiriusXM, The Bluegrass Situation, AmericanaUK, Acoustic Guitar and others. PopMatters named ‘AMERICAN SILENCE’ THE #1 Best Folk Album of 2021.
2022 highlights included a solo concert at The Kennedy Center, a duet with Sara Bareilles, a Super Bowl commercial with Miley Cyrus & Dolly Parton, a sold-out Troubadour show with Allison Russell, and performance/interviews on both NPR’s WORLD CAFE and MOUNTAIN STAGE broadcast to 300 NPR affiliates. Stellar performances at Newport Folk, Folk Alliance, Four Corners Fest, Kerrville Folk, & NC Folk Festivals brought further acclaim.