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Chris Chickering’s debut release, “Shine,” (2012) features 10 songs, including 9 originals and a cover of Cat Stevens’s classic ballad “Father and Son. “Shine” showcases stellar musicians who play for bands and artists you probably know. No matter who you are or where you are on your life’s journey, Chris’ universal songs are guaranteed to speak to you as if you are the only one listening.

Words and music by Chris Chickering (Chris Chickering Music, BMI) and Ron Cohen (Ron Alan Music, ASCAP) except: “Flying Over Rainbows,” “What’s Holding You?,” words and music by Chris Chickering, Ron Cohen and Greg Barnhill (Gatorized Music, SESAC), and “Father and Son” words and music by Cat Stevens. © ℗2012 Chris Chickering Music LLC. All rights reserved.

“I remember hearing your song “Reinvent Yourself” when Deepak Chopra spoke at the “Celebrate Your Life” conference in Chicago. He was a keynote speaker and near the end of his talk he talked about reinventing yourself and then played your song.
– Steffani, IL

“It’s a rare occasion in this day when an artist can pull of a complete album of great songs. Chris’s new album, Shine does just that. From start to finish, each song builds on the last and creates a great listening atmosphere. He tackles complex issues, yet manages to make the music very simple. If you haven’t seen him live, check him out. EVEN BETTER!”
– The Albuquerque Journal

“I believe that we are all too often surrounded by and immersed in negative thought and the energy that is thought, and wonder why we are so fear filled. Chris Chickering’s music transcends that negative energy and immerses you in an energy through his music, that is uplifting and positive at the highest level of songwriting and delivery.”
– Ken, CA

1. “Shine” (4:12)
2. “Stay” (3:16)
3. “Reinvent Yourself” (4:38)
4. “Imminent” (4:00)
5. “Castaway” (4:24)
6. “Have A Little Faith Today” (4:25)
7. “Flying Over Rainbows” (3:56)
8. “My Heart’s Back in Georgia” (3:06)
9. “What’s Holding You?” (3:56)
10. “Father and Son” (3:38)

Executive Producer: Chris Chickering
Produced & Engineered by: Ron Cohen, RA Music
Assistant Engineers: Gordon Hammond, Ben Phillips, Stoker White
Mixed by: Ron Cohen (except tracks 1 & 4, John Kurzweg)
Mastered by: Gavin Lurssen, Lurssen Mastering
Photography: Chuck Arlund
Art direction: DJ Teeslink
Liner Notes: Heidi Schaeffer

Chris Chickering – Lead Vocals & Acoustic Guitar
Ron Cohen – Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboards & Drum Programming
Ben Phillips – Drums
Tony Lucido – Bass & Kala Ukulele Bass
Greg Barnhill – Background Vocals
Becki Ryan – Backgrund Vocals
Tim Lauer – Accordion
Ilya Toshinskiy – Mandolin & Banjo
Richard Hardy – Saxophone & Flute
Freddy Lopez – Harmonica
Dennis Matkosky – B3 Organ & Piano

Recorded at:
RA Music Studios in Santa Fe, NM, Mill Valley, CA & Soda Springs, CA
Omni Sound Studios & Phillips Sound Studios in Nashville, TN

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