Hailing from rural north Louisiana, Chris Canterbury, grew up midway between Austin, TX and Memphis, TN, with good books and bad movies as baby sitters. Somewhere along the way the books and movies gave way to words. Scrap paper, receipts, notebooks...any blank space was filled. When the words gave way, there was only one way for them to give: into song. Drawing equally from Sergio Leone's "uomo senza nome" and Warren Zevon's funny/scary baritone, Chris began to play his characters into life; line cooks, liquor store clerks, hapless romantics, and bad girls gone worse populate the bar rooms and bus stations of his songs. He approaches the homesick and the home free with the same wary eye, but gives them both a voice that aches to be heard.