Chris Riffle is a bi-coastal country folk singer whose brand of heartfelt music is a product—and a tale—of a life split between the trees and the streets.. There’s no mistaking the pastoral, spacious sound of his roots—the picturesque coastal towns of Washington state, where while still in college Riffle began making waves on local radio stations, and landed support gigs for such indie mainstays as Death Cab for Cutie.
And yet it’s the other side of the country, on New York’s famously gritty Lower East Side, where Chris has found a second home, becoming a mainstay performer at the venerable Living Room, collaborating with members of The Mars Volta, Ollabelle, and Antony and the Johnsons and musicians that have backed Bjork, Feist, Imogen Heap, Glen Hansard, Martha & Rufus Wainwright. On the touring front, Chris’s travels have taken him to both coasts, as well as a trip to the Last Frontier – Alaska. Chris' last EP Another Dream was in rotation at over 150 stations & featured on Sirius XM.
His new full length, Out of town, recorded at One East (Rolling Stones, Lou Reed), produced by Jimi Zhivago (Ollabelle, Kim Taylor) and mastered at the Magic Shop (David Bowie, Arcade Fire) was released April 7 and he is now on tour supporting it. And as part of that tour, he is stopping by Music FridayLive! for a chat and to spin some of his new songs.