Skilled artist Chris Madsen has a passion for composing and performing works with a rich creative and technical depth that serve as testimonies of and reflections upon life’s journey. He creates music to touch the heart that resonates in a place of beauty and healing, music that celebrates life.
Influenced by three older brothers who all played, he first picked up the guitar at the age of six. In these early formative years his passion for guitar led him to develop the life-long habit of playing for hours on a daily basis. By the time he was 16 he was performing at coffeehouses and busking on the streets of Laguna Beach, and at 18 Chris hitchhiked to Canada and was soon immersed in the Vancouver music scene making a living teaching and performing his original songs.
The awards started early in his career when he was voted “Most Advanced Guitarist” by The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Most recently he was recognized by the British Columbia Indie Music Awards for Best Instrumental Artist of the Year in 2007, and again in 2011 for Instrumental Recording of the Year for “Song of the Troubadour.”
Since 1992 Chris has resided in Vernon, where he is well known locally as a top performer and teacher. Check out his music at www.chrismadsen.com, http://www.myspace.com/chrismadsen.
You can hear him play at the Silverton Gallery Saturday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. for just $10.