SHOP SMALL SATURDAY 2017 – CHRIS LIVELY @ 1:00 P.M.
Native to Houston, TX, Chris Lively began songwriting in the late 2000’s with a focus on lyricism and melody underpinned by euphonic chording and a blend of folk/blues/Americana-inspired rhythms and instrumentation. His oftentimes hypnotic and dynamic songs can both introspectively calm you and energetically tug at your heart. If they don’t, they’ll at least be stuck in your head.
October 2017 ushered in the release of Lively’s second full-length album, Distance. Replete with spacious vocals, emotive lyrics, layered guitars, and meditative finger-picking, Distance is not a far departure Chris’s previous work. However, the new album contains a unique character and feel that reflect an artist who has certainly evolved and is no stranger to traversing new terrain, both instrumentally and thematically. In addition to featuring diversified instrumentation with performances by other musicians on piano, percussion, violin, and steel guitar, Distance is a soulful and often twangy album that swings as it delicately balances a haunting quality with an optimistic lightheartedness.