Chris Leide


  1. 1.
    Guitar & Birds
  2. 2.
    Wren & Finches
  3. 3.
    Country Night
  4. 4.
    Sunny Field
  5. 5.
    Crickets & Rain
Chris is a multi-instrumentalist songwriter, composer and videographer. His creative studio is in New Baltimore, NY.
The first release by Chris in 2021 is "Dinosaur Tracks", an album of six rock/pop/blues/country songs about fun, therapy, protest and abstinence. It includes the single and video "Down with the COVID", written with as a reaction to the craziness of the political scene.
Chris released an EP "Droplets" in March 2020. It is a collection of cinematic instrumental adventures: Bold and engaging, each is an epic journey as it morphs through scenes and genres from electronica, rock, and dance to jazz and orchestral.
Chris has four goals for his music:
1. Relax
2. Have some fun
3. Bring attention to, and comment on, social issues
4. Get people to act on what they believe in and feel strongly about
“Too many people retire and are dead in two years,” Chris says. “When people used to ask me what I was going to do when I retired I said, ‘Play guitar and write music’. They thought I was crazy.”
Chris is retired from a career as a counselor and educator, and is also a former radio personality. His main focus now is creating music and videos.
In addition to his music projects Chris is building a series of videos about the Hudson River documenting its beauty and the risks from human impact based on his up-close and personal kayaking experiences.


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