January 8th, 2020 7pm Stage 3
Chris Riffle’s brand of heartfelt folk is a product—and a tale—of two coasts. There’s no mistaking the pastoral, spacious sound of his roots—the picturesque coastal towns of Washington state, where while still in college Riffle began making waves on local radio stations, and landed support gigs for such indie mainstays as Death Cab for Cutie. And yet it’s the other side of the country, on New York’s Lower East Side, where Chris has found a home with residencies at venues like the venerable Living Room and Rockwood Music Hall. Chris' albums have been in rotation at over 150 radio stations & featured on Sirius XM.
Since the release of his last album, Out of Town, Chris has shared the stage with Patti Smith, Blood Orange, Joan As Police Woman; embarked on a national tour supporting Heather Nova; and toured Germany & Belgium. Chris is currently finishing up a new full-length album planned to release in 2020. Stay tuned...
"One of the more sophisticated singer-songwriters on the Lower East Side" - THE NEW YORKER
"A writer and performer of uncommon depth and intimacy -- Nick-Drake-meets-Elliott-Smith" - DIRECT CURRENT
"Chris Riffle could be New York's unlikely mellowcore champion of the year" - THE DELI MAGAZINE