'It was pretty hardcore, you sink or swim; I went into the deep end of the pool, but I was determined and I was just thrilled to be jamming with these guys. Meeting Otis Rush; playing with Buddy Guy, James Cotton, Junior Wells. I can't believe I'm actually doing all this! I was 22, 23 years old.'Pennsylvania Blues Festival Celebrates 25 Years in the Poconos, 9/16-18 September 10, 2016
Watchers of The Voice will certainly recognize Chris Mann; his run through Season 2, not to mention the show-stopping duet of 'The Prayer' with Christina Aguilera is merely one facet of a professional who turns his vocal skill to projects with almost deceptive ease.BWW Review--They Will Have to Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile May 2, 2016
I'd like to think I'm trying to keep that (blues) tradition going. Everything else came from it, whether that's blues or gospel. I'd like to see that reflecting everything I do and how I live, I think it's important to do that as a musician, and that's become more and more important to me, and more respectful when it comes to music.