Rudyard's and Pegstar present Christopher Denny.
"The Arkansas native is a riddle some days. He's a weirdo some days. He's a sweetheart some days. He's a mad man and a comic all of his days, just as he's a musical genius all of his days. He's as complicated of a man as you'll ever meet and yet you root for him, always.
"He fires bands regularly. He struggles within himself for the kind of contentment and happiness that are going to be lasting and not just flashing and brief and these struggles have made it nearly impossible to get settled into a groove that will one day be his groove. He's battled addictions, like many have, but he insists that he's rounded the corner there with them.
"More than anything, he's a misguided (at times), but filled with kindness and some volatile, adventurous nature that has him constantly playing with and manipulating fire. He summons all of his demons as well as the spirits of heroes such those old-timey country & western singers who lived in their glasses and bottles of whiskey, who believed in heavy drinking and heavy loving, feeling that there might be a connection between the two, or at least an association that wasn't all that unsavory.
"He summons up those needs that he has for expression in his own very particular and signature way, which sounds a lot like the Arkansas that he still calls home and one that hasn't existed for over 80 years. His is an antique way of observing his heart – steeped in romantic ideals, just that when he thinks about them, they're butting heads with his swirling thoughts and the many, many tripwires he lays down before himself, almost daring himself to find them and see what happens.
"Denny has a heavy-when-he-wants-it-to-be Southern drawl and dirty stories. In a way, it's how he wins most of us over, first. Then you hear him sing and you'd better be prepared for a flooring. Your ears stammer. Your mouth goes cotton-dry and you're in love as you're listening to Denny sing about people changing – constantly changing – and finding that their loves aren't going to follow them anywhere. ~ Sean Moeller, founder Daytrotter