Women Music & Trucks
Christopher Floyd grew up in the Washington D.C. area. Around the age of eight, Chris began his love of rock and roll, listening to artists like, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Allman Brothers, among many others. By the age of eleven, Chris was introduced to the Grateful Dead and quickly became a permanent fan. On a negative note, the boy was already one year into what would become a ten year addiction to alcohol and drugs. The Dead's multi-genre style would open the doors to appreciating Blues and Country music. The former heard on pioneering FM radio station, WHFS and the latter heard while working in local gas stations. Again, due to the Dead's influence and the D.C. area being a hotbed for Bluegrass music, Chris became a lifelong fan of Bluegrass of all stripes. At the age of sixteen the teenage drop-out fell in love with the harmonica, playing and singing every chance he could. About the same time, he became passionate about Little Feat, who in the Washington area had some of their most loyal and rabid fans. After a crazy, troubled life, filled with running away, many brushes with the law, homelessness and near death, Christopher, with the help of others, became clean and sober. A renewed dedication with the harmonica and his music, led him, a few years later, to being asked to join The Rock Creek Band, a critically acclaimed local bluegrass band. The young man's banjo influenced harmonica stylings fitting right in with the band's progressive sound. After a couple years Chris moved to SW Virginia, living with Janette Carter, daughter of AP and Sarah Carter, playing in her son's country band. 1989 found him taking the long bus ride to Nashville, arriving in the Music City having no job, car, or place to stay. A few years later while working on a degree in music business, Chris acquired his commercial drivers license, as a way to make a living while completing his degree. Over a million miles later, with many club and studio gigs as a sideman behind him, the truck driver, proud owner of his 1995 Peterbilt, has finally put it all together in his self produced CD: Freight Train Deluxe, Women Music, and Trucks! A collection of six, honest, earned the hard way, unpretentious originals, lovingly rounded out with three carefully chosen covers. With a voice influenced by Lowell George and reminiscent of John Mellencamp and Delbert McLinton, Chris Floyd delivers these songs with warmth and passion. If genre mixing, jam oriented music such as The Band, Grateful Dead, Marshall Tucker, Little Feat, is what you enjoy, this is an artist you must check out. Backed up by an amazing studio band of friends met along the way, Freight Train's deluxe vision, psychebluescountryrockgrass (if you must catagorize) surely takes shape and brings the listener on one hell of a run!