MP3 Chris Ruest - Too Many Problems
traditional blues rock and roll
15 MP3 Songs in this album (56:20) !
Related styles: BLUES: Texas Style, JAZZ: Retro Swing
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Young blues musician Chris Ruest was born in 1975
and raised in Bristol
Connecticut. He became zealous about music at a very
early age and began taking
guitar lessons by the age of fifteen. With his
father, Louis Ruest, as an
influence and his uncle, Louis Mastrobattisto, as a
mentor, Chris began playing
local clubs. As Chris studied and played the music
he loved he realized that his
favorite music was seeded by the blues and decided
that the blues is the life
The Blues scene in Connecticut didn''t really have
the sound he was looking for,
so he set off to live where it felt right. In 1999
Chris moved to Texas where he
found the sound he was looking for. In Texas Chris
learned from and became
acquainted with many of the local talents and
legends such as Anson Funderburgh,
Hash Brown, Ray Sharpe and Sam Myers. He has also
had the privilege of working
with Ft. Worth star Ray Sharpe (who wrote Linda
Lou), Lee McBee, Johnny Moeller, Cheryl Arena, Nick Curran, Mike Morgan,
Hash Brown, Preston Hubbard, Sam Myers, Joe Jonus, Wanda King,
Bill Johnston, Jon Griffin and Robin Banks, just to name a few.
Chris has also appeared in opening acts for Edgar
Winter, Johnny Winter, Little Charlie and The NIght Cats , The Browntones,
and Smokin Joe Kubec.
Chris released his first compact disc, Too Many Problems, showcasing 11
original songs and 4 takes on his old blues favorites. This CD proudly
features Preston Hubbard, Nick Curran, Eric Mathews, Hash Brown,
Matt Farell, Bill Johnston, Kevin Schermerhorn,
Kaz Kazonoff and The Texas Horns!
Some of Chriss influences include; Albert Collins, Gatemouth Brown,
Johnny Watson, Lowell Fullson, Guitar Jr., Jimmie Vaughan,
Lightnin Hopkins, Robert Nighthawk, Earl Hooker, Elmore James
and many, many others.