B. Christopher, like most composers, is not a household name. However, if you own a television, you have probably heard his music. With over 3,000 placements annually, on virtually every channel, it would be difficult not to hear his work.
Like most studio musicians, his time is consumed recording. That is not to say he is a stranger to the stage. He toured extensively throughout North America for twenty years. While on a break from the road in 2002, he was contacted by the music director of ABC's "All My Children" looking for blues music. According to Christopher, "it was just the right place at the right time." As the opportunities continued to grow in the studio, it became clear that the focus needed to move strictly to recording. Inevitably, the hundreds of sessions would evolve into albums.
The balance between melody, technique, composition and improvisation is not an easy one to strike. But when listening to Christopher, one would think otherwise. With an innate sense of melody, his musical offerings are sure to please even the most discerning palate. It is these qualities that helped attract some of the biggest studio musicians in the business to his work.
Names like Nathan East, Anton Fig, Gerald Albright, Shawn Pelton, Michael Powers, Andy Snitzer, Stu Hamm, Kenny Aronoff, Bruce Katz, Studebaker John and Jerry Portnoy have all lent their talents to his recordings.
It's been a steady evolution from the smoky blues clubs that shaped the soul of an extraordinary player into the polished session musician we hear today. In a world filled with talented musicians, there are a rare few that stand apart from the rest. For an artist to honestly tell their story, technical prowess is not enough. The real story is in the soul and conviction with which one tells it with. Christopher is one of the rare few that delivers the complete package.
Snapshots From The Second Floor
Release Date: 9/1/22
Guitar One Records
B. Christopher: Guitar
Anton Fig: Drums
Studebaker John: Harmonica
E.J "Moose" Boles: Vocals
Nick Douglas and Eric Collier: Bass
Surfing With A Vintage Lady 2021
Two Rivers Back 2019
Four From The Sun 2017
High Tide 2015
Little Rooms and Broken Doors 2015
Music By The B. Christopher Band Has Been Featured On These Great Networks
Over 30,000 Times
Quotes & Reviews
"B. Christopher's music has a great vibe...check out his beautiful tone and cool touch!"
- Nathan East, Bassist for Eric Clapton
"B. Christopher is a master musician and composer"
- Jack Douglas, Producer of Miles Davis, Aerosmith, The Who, and John Lennon
"For Blues/Jazz fans and people who like to marvel at guitar genius, this is worth a look"
- The Advocate, Alberta, Canada
“ A really impressive piece of music, which will leave any serious music connoisseur speechless. This is a great album, where we can hear an impressive guitar, but also a complete musical whole that has a head and a tail and to which The B. Christopher Band in their own special way give a whole new and slightly different "blue" dimension to surf music.”
I wasn't sure what to expect at first. A prolific TV musical personality making a blues album? Well, it worked out just fine. B. Christopher wrote every song and nails each and every one of them with solid performances by he and his band mates. Alternating instrumentals and vocal pieces, we get to see what Christopher can do and it’s all damn good. I enjoyed this album and I think all blues fans will too!
"Blues with a good dose of harmonica and fierce slide guitar.... Snapshots From The Second Floor is an excellent album"
"His 17 years of studio work since breaking into television with “All My Children” may not have made him a household name, but he is an outstanding guitar player, songwriter and band leader."
- Steve Jones, www.bluesblastmagazine.com
"This band is so unbelievably tight and versed in the blues, it pours out on Late Night Crying. The song drips with pure emotion slathered on every note".
B. Christopher is a fierce and sophisticated guitarist who all guitar aficionados should be listening to. You’re going to love what you hear.
Rock and Blues Muse
"The best player I've seen since Stevie Ray Vaughan"
- Steve Kennedy, VP of Sales & Marketing, Sony Music
"B. Christopher’s songs are always based around a killer groove, which of course inspires me as a bassist. Add to that, his smooth , melodic guitar playing and you have some very enjoyable music to listen to...and PLAY!"
- Stu Hamm
"B. Christopher inspires, and his music touches your soul. His album, "Two Rivers Back" is a refreshing treasure for the Blues"
- Michael Powers
Snapshots From The Second Floor is an outstanding album in all aspects...An album endowed with great elegance to listen to and enjoy over and over again, slowly but surely.
This record not only has a pulse, it has claws and teeth. The band was handpicked to lay down a pocket so deep you can't see the bottom. It is dirty and murky, the way that all great blues is. There is as much rust as there is chrome on this record. It is the contrast that tells the story that we call blues music, and this album tells a great story.
-Radio Guitar One
B. Christopher's imaginative playing impresses both technically and creatively.."
- Willie Witten, www.bluesrockreview.com
Already renowned as a studio player extraordinaire, with over 20,000 track placements on TV shows on pretty much every network you could name, you won’t be surprised by B. Christopher’s versatility and casual mastery of the guitar."
- Tom O’Connor, Rock and Blues Muse
"Two Rivers Back is a more than recommended recording with not a single bad note on it".
Snapshots From The Second Floor is an excellent album in every way with musical references and similarities from legendary guitarists like Mike Bloomfield or Roy Buchanan.
I already regret never having heard B. Christopher's previous albums because the material on his new album "Snapshots From The Second Floor" is unparalleled!
- Peter Marinus