Chris Beard “The Prince of Blues” grew up in a house of Blues. His musical DNA is made up of influences that started with his own father, legendary blues guitarist Joe Beard. His rich blues heritage has been formed from traits of living blues legends like Matt Murphy and Buddy Guy. Chris grew up in a generation whose focus was on using the guitar to convey emotion more so than the voice. Chris Beard draws from his friendship with Ronnie Baker Brooks who is also comes from a Blues family tree. Ronnie’s edgy mix has seeped into Chris’s personal style.
Chris Beard has been molded into a world class modern Blues guitarist, with a unique and compelling voice. Using the dynamic combination of Beard’s assertive voice and his exciting guitar he will present the music of the era that birthed him which includes a combination of traditional blues with a high-energy contemporary edge.
In 2010 Chris Beard released his most recent CD titled “Who I am and what I do”