Latest Chris Chew Articles
Check out the first single from The Word’s new album and see where they’ll be playing in the coming months.
After 14 years we’ll finally get a new The Word album this May, dubbed Soul Food.
Jennifer Hartswick, Joel Cummins, Anders Beck and Jans Ingber are among the Jam Cruise 12 special guest additions.
About Chris Chew
Chris Chew is the colossally talented and gregarious bass player for the North Mississippi Allstars. Also known as “Big Chew” he is beloved for his open character during performances and often takes on a convivial stage presence in this wholly dynamic but often softly spoken power rock trio. His resilient reaction time and ability to adopt in a moments jam make him an ideal accompaniment to the various playing styles and preferences of his multi talented band. Chew has been friends with his band mates (brothers) Luther and Cody Dickinson since high school.
Founded in 1996, the band has enjoyed entertaining rock, psychedelic, blues, and gospel audiences around the world for more than a decade. Chris has contributed to several successful projects with NMA and is an exultant member of the popular side group The Word. Formed in 2000 and widely received by many fans, The Word consists of NMA joined by Robert Randolph on pedal steel and John Martin (Mediski, Martin & Wood) on Keyboard. In 2005 NMA paired with John Hiatt and joined him for 2 triumphant summer tours as both his opening act and his band. Other noteworthy side work includes creating the music for the classic animation The Barnyard. Chris has enjoyed three Grammy nominations in his tenure with NMA to date. In 2007 his band formed an independent record label called Songs of the South.
Singing and bass playing are natural gifts that Chew brings to the stage and gospel music is one of many things he is passionate about. He has been an active member in the Rising Sun Baptist Church for many years and enjoys spending time with the choir when he is not busy on the road or in the studio with NMA. Soul music is also frequently heard when Chew steps up to the microphone and his participatory fans never hold back in joining his spirit of delivery in the classic songs he loves to sing.
The Del McCoury Band welcomed guitarist Billy Strings for a pair of songs on Friday at the Whimmydiddle Country Music Festival in Hamilton, Ohio.
Aaron Schafer of the Osiris Podcast network’s ‘No Simple Road’ profiles fellow Osiris podcast, ‘Daddy Scripted Podcast.’
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Arlo Guthrie started plotting dates for his “20/20 Tour Featuring Alice’s Restaurant” in early-2020.
The Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival returns in March 2020 after a one-year hiatus.
Joe Russo’s 200th Joe Russo’s Almost Dead concert on Saturday at Frost Amphitheater in Palo Alto featured a pair of debuts, special guest Stuart Bogie on the whole show as well as a full horn section on the finale.