Chris King & the Gutterballs know the secret to creative success: that movement is key to progress. That, whether by gust of tornado-wind or rubber against the road, to push forward is all there is in a life buoyed and scarred by love. The band infuses this propelling urgency in all of its performances, to all of its songs. And it starts with King’s dynamic, uncorked-fire-hydrant of a voice.
King, who began playing guitar at 15 in his local church, headed to Seattle in his 20s to find a music community. In just a few years, he amassed a band of players by his side and put the group to work. The band released three locally acclaimed records in the Emerald City and played significant festivals like Treefort (Boise, ID), Off-Beat (Reno, NV) and the Capitol Hill Block Party (Seattle, WA).
In 2019, Chris King & the Gutterballs opened for the famed California crooning-rock band, The Growlers, and recorded their first in-studio at the acclaimed radio station, KEXP. In addition, the group was featured on Seattle Channel’s Art Zone with Nancy Guppy and 107.7 The End’s Locals Only radio show. And after a recent six-state tour, the band is poised for a 2020 repeat adventure. The road calls, after all, and feet want new sidewalks, songs want new rooms. And Chris King & the Gutterballs are ready to oblige.
-Jake Uitti, Seattle based music writer
Chris King and the Gutterballs: Meet The Band
Vocalist & Guitar Player
Bass Guitar Player
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