Chris LaVancher released his second full-length album in February 2018 – “Big Fat Love” a collection of songs full of heart from a seasoned and skilled craftsman mining life’s subject matter – home, family, nostalgia, purpose, first kisses and love.
His song Nostalgia from the album received an honorable mention in the 2018 Woody Gutherie 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’s performance evokes a mini-movie festival in your head, complete with a full soundtrack. He writes cinematic, character-driven songs – from a farm girl’s beauty-queen-moment in the 4th of July parade, to the wild cast of characters in a run-down traveling circus, to the gun-toting rube who falls victim to a young con-girl and her boyfriend Elvis.
He grew up in the hills of North Central Pennsylvania where he learned to observe the many wonderful characters that inhabited that little town. It was, and still is, quite a special hidden gem of place filled with a surprising number of artists, musicians, creative types and downright interesting people. 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.
Chris is preparing to release his next album - After the Flood later this fall.