Happy Hour with Chris Kemp White

Thursday - January, 10 @ 5:00pm

Maine-born and raised singer-songwriter Chris Kemp White has been making music in and around Portland for more than twenty years. After performing almost exclusively with bands––HausCatsAn Overnight LowAndy HappelHotel Arrival and The Frotus Caper, to name a few––he is currently writing, arranging and recording solo material. Drawing from classic and modern influences like David Bowie, Crowded House, Wilco and Death Cab for Cutie, the songs explore both spiritual and everyday themes of love, loss and longing. Josh Rogers of the Portland Phoenix writes, “White’s got a knack for poetry, elevating the quality of his lyrics with inventive phrasing and word choice.”

Chris performs solo around Maine, sharing acoustic arrangements of original music and rearrangements of popular songs from the 60s to present. He released his first, self-titled, CD in June, 2016, then a 2-song record in partnership with boutique record label Leesta Vall later that year. In summer 2018, Chris digitally released his songs "It's Never the Right Time" and "You're Coming Home," now available on iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, and other streaming formats. He also plays bass and sings backing vocals with Portland cover band HausCats.

In spring of 2018, after teaching middle and high school social studies for 6 years, Chris changed careers to pursue music and carpentry full time. White balances his love of music with career and family. Above all, Chris cherishes time with his wife, Rachel, two children, Arran and Alice, and their dog, Ida.

Upcoming Events

Sassquatch

Friday, February 22nd

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

Carl Dimow Quartet

Saturday, February 23rd

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Matt Savage Groove Experiment

Saturday, February 23rd

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Anthony Branca Quintet: PANGEA

Saturday, February 23rd

10:00 PM - 11:59 PM

For The Sake of The Song

Sunday, February 24th

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Jeff Aumuller

Monday, February 25th

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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