Chris has been playing the banjo since 5th grade. He both picks and frails (clawhammer). He lists as his influences these banjoists: Jens Kruger, Don Stover, Bill Smith, Earl Scruggs, and yes, Dave Guard of the Kingston Trio. Chris currently plays with one of Maine’s top eclectic acoustic bands, Evergreen (20 years, four recordings). He’s an 8th grade English teacher in Dexter, where he also mentors three Bluegrass and American Roots Musical groups: The Abbott Hill Ramblers (5 recording projects), the Abbott Hill Meanderers, and the Ridge View Wanderers. For more information, check out Evergreenmaine.com and/or abbotthillramblers.com.