Chris Kasper loves his hometown of Philadelphia, and it’s his roots that have allowed him to soar as a genre-defying acoustic and electric guitar-playing songwriter. Chris gets plenty of support from the city’s music scene, including endorsements from Amos Lee and G. Love, two prominent musicians that developed in Philadelphia prior to becoming nation touring headliners. He’s opened for both.
Kasper has released three solo albums since 2006, including 2011’s “The First 100 Years are the Hardest.” It has helped propel the artist into a career as a full time touring musician. Singer and songwriter, Kasper backs his tunes up with the help of bandmates Will Wright and Daniel Bower, the newest members of an act that has seen as many as fifteen different people through his career.
While he tends to have a foundation in blues, bluegrass, and folk, Chris emulates his fellow Philly musicians by refusing to adhere to any set of rules or genre standards. A listen to two or three of Kasper’s tracks solidifies the musician’s stance to remain creative and unique with each release.
Chris Kasper has four concerts lined up along the east coast this August, with his signature live show that sharply contrast with the over-the-top experiences many live performers choose to deliver. Chris prefers a subtle approach to his live events — for a taste, check out our session with the artist below.
Dean Goranites | Associate Editor