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MP3 Kris Ferris - Private Passion

A smorgasboard of flavors from the pop, jazz, blues, soft rock, and even beach genres.

13 MP3 Songs
POP: Beatles-pop, ROCK: Soft Rock

I guess I don''t need to tell you my name. By now you have seen it enough to know. I will give the highlights of my "musical" life in as brief a narrative as possible. I was born in Boothbay Harbor, Maine on July 14, 1955. But Maine was not to be my home for long. By my 4th birthday, my Mother, her new husband and I were living in the Bahama Islands where my Stepfather had found work. I spent my childhood there, right up to the middle of my junior year in high school. The Bahamas at that time (1971) was in turmoil and fighting for independence from England. So, my folks decided it was not the best place for us to be.

The family ended up living in Stuart, Fla., where I graduated from Martin County High School in 1973. I lived there for 2 more years, working during the day and playing in my first real "professional" band at 17. But, Florida held little in the way of opportunity for me, so I was on the move again. Following a girlfriend, I moved to the big city of Atlanta, Georgia during the summer of 1976. I quickly settled in to working and set out finding a band to join. With some experience under my belt playing the popular songs of the day, I was interested in writing and performing my own songs. It was those latter years of the 70''s that I began writing. I was fortunate enough to have worked with two different bands that liked my songs enough to play them.

My music career, if you can call it that, has seen me drift in and out of playing, when the day job that paid the bills would become necessary. As the 80''s progressed I spent several years working hard at finding my place in the 9-5 world, with little success, I might add. So, it was back to performing. I spent the years from 1984 through 1989 working in a duo with a wonderful woman by the name of Susan Thomas and though we played cover songs, she helped me get back to songwriting and helped me hone my skills with honest feedback. I entered the Atlanta Songwriters Festival 3 years running during that time and received 2 honorable mentions and a 3rd place finalist award.

God bless the broken road........as the song goes, and mine has surely been one. Through another stint in the corporate world, I ended up in Gaffney, South Carolina working for the Sara Lee Corp. Well, Sara and I didn''t get along very well and we had to part ways. I was able to say goodbye thanks to a gentleman I had befriended while at Sara Lee who owned a printing company in Greensboro, North Carolina. He offered me a job and I arrived here in May of 1994.

I have worked the day jobs steadily since then. I became a Father of a terrific daughter in 1998. She is a bright light in my life. Even though my life has become more full, I have managed to keep performing both solo and with a band called Windfall here in the Triad area. And now, after so many years, I have reached the goal once so elusive, my own music on my own CD.

Okay, I am tired of typing, so you MUST be tired of reading by now.

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