Clear Water Lake

Bio

Chris LaVancher releases his third full-length album in November 2021 –  “After The Flood” a collection of songs full of heart from a seasoned and skilled craftsman mining life’s subject matter  – family, work, love and love lost, childhood memories, and finding one's place in the universe.


Chris’s performance evokes a mini-movie festival in your head, complete with a full soundtrack. He writes cinematic, character-driven songs.  His song Nostalgia from his second album, Big Fat Love, received an honorable mention in the 2018 Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest.  In 2014 Chris was selected as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and performed on the main stage.  He was also selected for the Suzi Wollenberg Folk DJ showcase at the North East Regional Folk Alliance.


Chris grew up in a small town in the hills of North Central Pennsylvania where he learned to observe the many wonderful characters that inhabited that little town. Today he lives just north of Boston Massachusetts, a Mecca for folk singers and songwriters, but much of his inspiration still goes back to that little town in Pennsylvania.