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MJF66, Sept. 22-24, 2023


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Chris Cain Band
  • Grounds Artist
  • Saturday, September 23 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm West End Stage Presented by Castoro Cellars

"That boy can PLAY the guitar!" - BB KING Legendary Blues Guitarist

"Chris Cain is for real. He's a great blues player with an intensity that keeps you on the edge of your seat, wondering what he's going to do next. Plus he knows how to write a song you haven't heard before, full of humor and insight. I am a stone fan."  - ROBBEN FORD Iconic Blues Guitarist

"Hands down my favorite blues player on the scene today. He’s an absolute blinder of a guitarist, with the voice of B.B. King and the chops of Albert King." - JOE BONAMASSA  3 Time Grammy Nominee Blues/Rock Guitarist

Among the greatest compliments a musician can receive is praise from his fellow artists. With more than three decades of touring and fourteen previous albums, master blues guitarist and vocalist Chris Cain has earned his reputation as a musician's musician. Since his first release in 1987, Cain has created his very own blues sound inspired by his heroes—B.B. King, Albert King, Ray Charles, Albert Collins, Grant Green, and Wes Montgomery. His jazz-informed blues guitar playing is fiery, emotional, and always unpredictable. His vocals—gruff, lived-in and powerful—add fuel to the fire.

Chris Cain has received two BMA nominations for 2023, including Best Contemporary Blues Artist and Guitarist of the Year. In 2022, Chris Cain was honored with four BMA nominations including Best Male Blues Artist and Best Blues Album of the Year for his recent Alligator Records release, Raisin' Cain. Living Blues Radio awarded Raisin' Cain as the second most played contemporary blues album of 2021 in America. The album hit #1 on the blues charts in America and Australia, #2 in the UK and #3 in France, remaining in the top 10 for most of the year in the United States. The song from the album, “I Believe I Got Off Cheap,” won the International Songwriters Competition for Blues.

Truly a world-class blues artist, Chris Cain has toured all over the world, sharing his indelible style in over 20 countries throughout Europe, South America, New Zealand and Australia.