B i o g r a p h y
Born in Texas, and raised in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, Jamison finished high school in London, England. It was in London that he first began writing and performing his own music. Chris Jamison is a songwriter with a keen sense of hook, and melody. No Depression has called his songs “sing-a-long immediate and earworm lasting", while the Austin Chronicle has called the "prolific" young songwriter's lyrics “contemporary poetry" naming his Sleeping with the T.V. On EP to its Top Ten List of 2013.
"Complexly layered sounds weaving through memory both recalled and borrowed, heartfelt and thoughtful, beautifully wrought and dreamy enough to linger even after the final song’s end....It’s so personal, so magical. It’s the sonic equivalent of a super-8 film casting images of the past upon the screen of the present so that what was and what is unspool in unison for a precious few minutes. It’s the score of a film that doesn’t even need the visual component to be fully realized."
Arts Editor at Asheville, NC Mountain Xpress
from a review of 2015's Lovecraft
In 2017, a decade after the release of his first record, Chris Jamison released his sixth studio album, Mindless Heart. Chris Jamison calls Marshall, NC home where he lives with his wife and two young sons performing solo and with his band Chris Jamison's Ghost.