Chris Jay Becker

Chris Jay Becker

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Country - Alternative | Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Total Song Plays: 18   
Member Since: 2007
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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I'm an American songwriter in the Americana/Alt. Country and Southern Gospel traditions.

Born the only child of two 1950's heroin addicts/ex-cons in Los Angeles, California, I was exposed to music at an early age... my parents were friends of the immortal Sam Cooke, Lou Rawls, and the largely forgotten Soul pioneer Jimmy Holiday (co-writer of "Put A Little Love in your Heart.."

I started singing gospel music in San Francisco in my teens.

My early country influences include Bakersfield legends Buck Owens, Merle Haggard, and Wynn Stewart, as well as Johnny Cash, Lefty Frizzell, Steve Earle, and Texas songwriting legends Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Townes Van Zandt, and Billy Joe Shaver.

My own music has been compared to Johnny Cash, John Mellencamp, Steve Earle, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, and Lou Reed.

Latest News

I'm working on re-recording my earlier Americana album, "MY Story... and I'm Stickin' To It." (Blue Revolushun/MP3.Com, 2000.)

And I'm recording my first Gospel music album: "American Gospel."

Plus, I'm writing some more commercial country songs to further my plan of total Nashville domination (cue evil laughter.)

Comments posted over 30 days ago to Chris Jay Becker

hi, hope you make me a connection. to celebrate my first year on broadjam and the opening of my new studio(check out the pics) i am offering two songs fully Mastered for FREE in wav and mp3 format. if you are interested, just get back to me and I will give you more details. so far over 30 broadjam members have taken me up on my offer in the past couple of weeks. thanks Dave-str.prouctions


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