Watch Chris and listen to a sample of his music in the video above.
Sunday, February, 14th at 3pm
Video streams live via Dreamstage – HD video quality available on any device.
The first time I met Chris, albeit briefly, I was on the “campaign trail”, asking him to vote for me in the upcoming election. The Hudson-based artist (and fellow fourth ward resident) returns to our Friendly City to perform LIVE from Hudson Hall on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14th at 3pm. Tickets are available for purchase here to watch the show stream live.
Chris will be performing music from his latest album, “The Kind”, produced here in Hudson at the recording studio at the former church on Columbia and 6th.
Chris Garneau’s new album, “The Kind”, produced by Patrick Higgins, at 6th and Columbia. Chris plays the piano and sings while Patrick alternates playing drums, synthesizer, and bass guitar.
Chris moved to New York City in 2002 and called Hudson home in 2011. He spent years touring and playing his music throughout Europe as well as working on a farm outside of town.
Chris loves his adopted city, he says, “Hudson is where I learned about community for the first time. Since living in the area, the word itself has become more beautifully defined. I used to think of it as a social term. Now, I’ve learn that ‘community’ is about care, protection, love, support, and helping one another.”
Hudson artists have helped him and his work, he says, “I’ve made two full-length albums here, with a wide support from artists. I love that artists here [in Hudson] are not only concerned with their own work but also with the land, farming practices, and other resources around them. This allows for a more expansive view of what it means to take up space on this planet. There’s a lot of love in this town and it is really palpable.”
This is not Chris’ first performance at Hudson Hall. Throughout the years, Chris collaborated with Hudsonian Adam Weinert. Adam envisioned the dance piece, “Monument” and Chris performed the music.
Hudson Hall Executive Director, Tambra Dillon recalls working with Adam and Chris, “We first met Chris in 2014 when choreographer Adam Weinert invited him to create original music for an evening-length dance called “Monument”. We gave them a ‘residency’ that consisted of use of the performance hall before it was restored. There was no electricity, no air conditioning and plaster falling from the ceiling (but the residency came with a mop and broom).
“It was a beautiful space, complete with two out-of-tune upright pianos – pianos that spoke to the history behind New York’s oldest surviving theater. Chris made music out of those old pianos. He recorded the dancer’s footsteps and overlaid the soundtracks with his ethereal voice. It’s been love ever since. We’re so honored to have him back at Hudson Hall for Valentine’s Day!”