“Fine performances featuring… unadorned music that speaks volumes about the reality of living in the rural Midwest” -Barry Cloyd, Arts Alive!-
Chris Vallillo is an outstanding roots musician, performer and raconteur who has toured the Midwest for the past 30 years. Dirty Linen magazine described his music as “vivid, original story songs” delivered with an “eye for detail and a sense of history” while Folkwax magazine said “Vallillo’s guitar playing flows like warm honey and is a true aural delight.”
Having spent over 30 years living in the rural Midwest, Chris Vallillo’s natural affinity for American roots music brings the people and places of “unmetropolitan” America to life in a concert setting. Performing in a roots based style on six string and bottleneck slide guitars and harmonica, Vallillo weaves original, contemporary and traditional folk songs and instrumentals into a compelling and entertaining portrait of the history and lifestyle of the Midwest.