Chris Jay Becker
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  • Cedar Rapids, IA
  • United States
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Chris Jay Becker replied to Joshua Sanders's discussion 'Besides Gram Parsons, who else helped to kick-start the folk/rock genre?'
"Ritchie Furay came out of Buffalo Springfield, with whom he wrote and recorded the Country-Rock classic "Kind Woman," to form Poco. Poco was every bit as important to the formation of this music as the Burritos were. Also, consider The…"
Sep 2, 2013
Steve Lindner left a comment for Chris Jay Becker
"I just wanted you to know that Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis will be performing at the Central Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 15, in DeWitt, IA.  Tickets are available at www.midwestix.com.  This a brand new venue in…"
Sep 23, 2011
Chris Jay Becker commented on Bruce Borgerson's group 'The Gospel Edge'
"Sweet. I love many of the tradition black gospel groups. My favorites, that everybody MUST hear, include: the Dixie Hummingbirds, the Soul Stirrers, the Swan Silvertones, and the Mighty Clouds of Joy... plus you gotta love Sister Rosetta Tharpe,…"
Oct 25, 2010
Chris Jay Becker commented on Bruce Borgerson's group 'The Gospel Edge'
"As a singer-songwriter who's trying hard to combine my Americana/Roots side with my straight-out Southern Gospel side, this group is a welcome hangout. Not just the artists mentioned above, like Buddy and Julie, but you can't get better…"
Oct 25, 2010
Chris Jay Becker joined Bruce Borgerson's group
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The Gospel Edge

Stirring the soul with Buddy Miller, Gillian & Dave, T-Bone Burnett, Van Morrison, Mike Farris, Mavis Staples and other practitioners of cutting-edge roots gospel. Music for body and spirit, without hidden political agendas or commercial crap.See More
Oct 25, 2010
Chris Jay Becker posted photos
Nov 17, 2009
Chris Jay Becker replied to Jeff from NH's discussion 'Austin City Limits TV announces 35th season' in the group NoDepressionAltCountry
"Once, when I was trying to explain to somebody what the Americana genre us, they looked confused. Then I said, "Austin City Limits!" They immediately got it. Okay, so maybe this was a conversation I was having by myself (with my voices)…"
Oct 20, 2009
Chris Jay Becker joined Linda Ray's group
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NoDepressionAltCountry

For the music of Gram Parsons, Jason and the Scorchers, Uncle Tupelo, Blue Mountain, The Jayhawks and other practioners of the craftSee More
Oct 20, 2009
Chris Jay Becker commented on Easy Ed's blog post 'Living in an alternative universe....or maybe just listening to the new Dylan'
"I have no problem with Zimmy singing Christmas songs, he's Dylan so he can sing anything he wants. I just don't like most Christmas Carols, so I'm not gonna buy this CD for that reason and that reason alone. I actually loved Slow…"
Oct 8, 2009
Chris Jay Becker commented on mojobone's group 'No Depression Artist Lounge'
"Bought some new strings for the box (a nice John Pearce set.) I'm gonna re-record "Sick of This Town" in my basement today. Wish me luck."
Sep 26, 2009
Chris Jay Becker commented on john p. jankowski's group 'Driftless Depressions'
"Hey man! A big "Hey" from the prairies and mill towns of Iowa. Home of Grant Wood, the Little Brown Church in the Vale, and the state where "The Music Died." Iowa! Or as Bob Seger called us "A long and lonely highway…"
Sep 24, 2009
Chris Jay Becker joined john p. jankowski's group
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Driftless Depressions

Fans of Americana and roots music living in the "Driftless Area" of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa
Sep 24, 2009
Chris Jay Becker joined Shaun Belcher's group
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Painters and Writers

A group for all those musicians and fans with a secret side..either as artists or writers..so come on all you Tom Russells and Rosanne Cash types reveal your hidden side..
Sep 24, 2009
Chris Jay Becker commented on Paul Cantin's blog post 'REVIEW: Big Star: Keep An Eye On The Sky (box set)'
"Oops, I meant "were" not "wer." Now Adam Durwitz can make fun of ME."
Sep 22, 2009
Chris Jay Becker commented on Paul Cantin's blog post 'REVIEW: Big Star: Keep An Eye On The Sky (box set)'
"It's nice to see Jody in the comments section. Big Star rocks! As far as the part about the overlooked bands of our era, one need look no further than the two men who wer, ironically, members of Big Star during the 90's revival: Jon Auer…"
Sep 22, 2009
Chris Jay Becker posted a blog post

New songs added

Hey everybody. Greetings from Flood Town USA.I just added 2 songs to my profile: "My Pretty" and "Sick of This Town." They're both kinda rough "Work tapes" so don't blast me on the lo-fi production. I hope that the quality of the songwriting comes through.NOTE: these songs are not intentional stabs at sounding Americana or whatever, they were actually written a few years ago before I knew about the Americana marketing label. Back then, I just thought of them as my "Weird little Chris Jay Becker…See More
Aug 9, 2009

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New songs added

Hey everybody. Greetings from Flood Town USA.



I just added 2 songs to my profile: "My Pretty" and "Sick of This Town." They're both kinda rough "Work tapes" so don't blast me on the lo-fi production. I hope that the quality of the songwriting comes through.



NOTE: these songs are not intentional stabs at sounding Americana or whatever, they were actually written a few years ago before I knew about the Americana marketing label. Back then, I just thought of them as my "Weird… Continue

Posted on August 9, 2009 at 9:08pm

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At 5:16pm on September 23, 2011, Steve Lindner said…
I just wanted you to know that Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis will be performing at the Central Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday, October 15, in DeWitt, IA.  Tickets are available at www.midwestix.com.  This a brand new venue in eastern Iowa.
At 5:14am on October 8, 2009, john p. jankowski said…
Hey, Chris. Thanks for writing. Summer has kept me away from the machine; the nice days were so few and far-between that I felt obligated to take advantage. I'd like to stay in touch over the coming months. Musically, I just finally got around to picking up the new Frog Holler CD, and have tickets to see an old punk band, The Damned, in Chicago, later this month.
More later.
At 3:37pm on April 15, 2009, No Depression said…
Hi Chris - Welcome to the new community site! We hope you're finding everything okay. Please let us know if you have any questions or feedback (here are some FAQs in case anything's confusing). Thanks for joining. Cheers!
Kim
 
 
 

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