Ahead of his forthcoming EP release on February 26, singer/songwriter/guitarist Chris Roberts is out with a rousing new single, “Get Down,” and it is coming at a time when a lot of folks could use the message.
“‘Get Down’ is about finding a way through hard times,” Chris shares. “When you got your back up against the wall, what are you gonna do? I know, no matter what, I’m gonna pull myself up by the bootstraps and get on down with the get down.”
The song first made its debut on Americana Highways who declared, “In an easy country Americana style, Chris Roberts will seize on your emotions and never let go. ‘Get Down’ is a motivational inspiration of the grittiest kind.”
The song was written and recorded during a time when Chris and his band had been forced to cancel shows due to the pandemic. So, they decided to make the best of an unpredictable time, quarantining together in a studio in Joshua Tree in the California desert making, in his words, “rock ‘n’ roll/hippie/country magic.” Straddling the worlds of Americana and raw country/Southern rock, the songs are solidly written and executed, laced with innovative but irresistible hooks and finessed with world-class craftsmanship.
Listen to “Get Down”
It wasn’t always clear that music was in the cards for the Austin native now based in Aspen, CO. “I never tried to become a musician,”Chris explains. “I never thought I would play music. I never desired to play music. It’s just that music kept falling into me and out of me until I had no choice.”
From working on ranches and construction sites in Texas, laying carpet, and even washing cars, to eventually launching Aspen Hatter, a highly successful hatmaking business, Chris has always been an independent and impulsive self-starter. Every bit of music he’s heard, every moment of sadness and joy he’s experience, informs who he is and what he does.
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