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Rock: Adult Alternative Pop/Rock Rock: Classic Rock Moods: Solo Male Artist Moods: Featuring Guitar Rock: Folk Rock

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Chris Leide

Chris is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter and video producer. His creative studio is in New Baltimore, NY.

Chris has four goals for his music:
1. Relax
2. Have some fun
3. Bring attention to, and comment on, social issues
4. Get people to act on what they believe in and feel strongly about

“Too many people retire and are dead in two years,” Chris says. “When people asked me what I was going to do when I retired I said, ‘Play guitar and write music’. They thought I was crazy.”

Chris is retired from a career as a counselor and educator, and is also a former radio personality. His main focus now is creating music.

Chris has two on-going major projects with planned singles, videos and an album or two. One is a collection of rock and country songs. The other is a compilation of instrumentals, mostly ambient electronic compositions inspired by kayaking.

The creation of new music is a constant process for Chris. Each new composition is like a blank canvas or an empty page. It is a chance to experiment, try new sounds, new synthesizers and chord progressions, and to stretch his playing, production, and songwriting skills.

Chris wrote, produced and released 7 singles in 2017, in genres ranging from rock, folk, and country to ambient instrumental. While releasing only one single in 2018 (Damaged Goods), the time was well spent producing almost 20 tracks that are now ready to be shared.

Check out his website for all his work and links to social media.