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The new CD Oh Freedom! Songs of the Civil Rights Movement was released on Martin Luther King Day (January 8th, 2016) and charted at # 6 on the national Folk Charts.

Oh Freedom! On The Radio: Interviews with Chris

Chris and Rick Kogan Courtesy of Dan Long, WGN

Chris and Rick Kogan
Courtesy of Dan Long, WGN


Singer/songwriter Chris Vallillo joins Rick Kogan on WGN Radio to talk about his latest album Oh Freedom!: Songs of the Civil Rights Movement.
Listen to the interview here.

Chris also had a chance to discuss the record with Rich Egger of Tri States Public Radio.   Listen to the story here.








   chicagotribune.com“Staying on the Vanguard of Folk”    3/23/14

Chris and Bucky Halker are performing April 5th at the Pullman Historic Site on the Far South Side Chicago. In advance of that show, Rick Kogan of the Chicago Tribune wrote a fine article about Chris, Bucky, with a bit of history behind folk music in Chicago and the Pullman Historic Site. Click the picture to the left to read the full article. The show will begin at 3:00pm, April 5th… and you can view more details about the show here.

Hickory Ridge Concerts 

It’s official!  The Dickson Mounds Museum will re-open on July the 2nd.  The Hickory Ridge Concert Series will be returning the the Dickson Mounds Museum auditorium for the July 16th concert.  I’ll be performing the show that night with grammy nominated percussionist Rocky Maffit.  Go to hickoryridgeconcerts.com for more details.

Expanded Liner Notes and Guitar Pictures

29-nationalCheck out the instruments descriptions including hi-resolution photos and sound clips that allow you to get up close and personal with the guitars, mandolins, amplifiers, and other musical tools that were used to craft The Last Day of Winter.  Click the link below to visit the Expanded Liner Notes Page and explore the finer points of The Last Day of Winter.

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