Christopher Wilson Bio
Hailed by Indie-Music.com as "a troubadour from olden times who's just visiting this era," singer/songwriter Christopher Wilson has garnered many positive reviews for his dynamic brand of folk, acoustic rock, and alternative pop-rock songs: "Triumphantly upbeat pop poetry reminiscent of R.E.M.” -Outvoice.net; "Impressive peaceful tunes, an enjoyable sensation."-Skylight Webzine; "Thought-provoking lyrics reinforced by strong, emotional vocals."-Outsmart magazine
Wilson self-released his debut CD East Mall Daze in 2001 (Cattle Call Records). East Mall Daze was distributed throughout the USA by Southwest Wholesale in 2002. A video of the single How Why & When went into regular rotation on the Austin Music Network. In spring 2007, How Why & When was featured alongside numerous major label artists on the boarding music playlist of the entire Delta Air Lines fleet. In 2011, How Why & When cracked the top ten list of most requested songs at Indie104 in Los Angeles, and was awarded Semi Finalist placement in the 2011 Song Of The Year songwriting competition. Other songs from East Mall Daze that received airplay included Calling Kerry (90.1 KPFT in Houston), and Arnold Avenue (91.7 KOOP in Austin).
Wilson self-released his follow up CD Read On in 2007 (Cattle Call Records). Read On served as the soundtrack to the Jeff Faulkinbury independent film of the same name. The film featured Wilson performing Smoke and Mirrors, a lyrical jab at the auto-tuned, studio-manufactured pop stars of today. By summer of 2007, Read On received airplay at over 300 college and public radio stations throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Italy, Greece, Belarus, Macedonia, and The Netherlands. Read On also charted in the CMJ Top 30 at six college radio stations in the USA. Songs from Read On that received airplay included Out There Eddy, Diane Drove, No Such Thing, Circle of Palms, Smoke and Mirrors, and the acoustic ballad If Only. In February 2011, If Only was selected for inclusion on the compilation CD for the fifteenth annual Millennium Music Conference. Out There Eddy was awarded Runner Up placement in the 2011 Song Of The Year songwriting competition. In late 2011, Christopher Wilson was included on the entry list of potential nominees for Best New Artist at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards. Wilson will release his third indie CD--Insular--in 2013.