Halifax Urban Folk Festival

AUG 26 • SEP 2, 2018

Chris Kirby

If you’re into east coast music, chances are you’ve heard a Chris Kirby song or production lately. The Norris Arm, NL native has songs on recent records by Matt Andersen, The Once, Tim Chaisson, The East Pointers and much more. His song work in 2016 earned Kirby the inaugural MusicNL Ron Hynes Songwriter of the Year award. In 2107 Chris was nominated with co-writers The Once for International Folk Alliance Song of the Year award for The Once’s song “We Are Love." Kirby’s co-write with Matt Andersen, “Honest Man," was ranked #52 on the CBC Radio 2 top 100 songs of 2016. An in-demand producer in Atlantic Canada, Chris has produced award-winning works by Charlie A’Court, Keith Mullins, Kim Wempe, Brianna Gosse, Everglow and more. He has also self-produced two award-winning albums of his own. Kirby travels far and wide to make music: Nashville, Los Angeles, Netherlands, and even to Cuba, where he produced parts of Keith Mullins’“Island Sol” album at the famed EGREM studios. Between touring with Matt Andersen & the Bona Fide and his busy life as writer and producer, it’s no surprise that Kirby hasn’t had much time for his own music lately. But that’s about to change: with a stack of new songs and new inspirations, Chris Kirby promises a new album in the year ahead.