Chris Canas (aka Christopher Lenard Cottingham) was born on July 18th, 1984 to Angela and Lenard Cottingham. He grew up with music in his life whether it be his Mom singing to him or taking him to see Ray Charles at Hart Plaza or his Dad singing and dancing him to sleep and where music is part of his very soul and is the main reason he has grown into such a musical person today.
When he was younger he spent days locked away in his room and after learning every BB King, Albert King, and Freddie King song note for note for 6 months he wrote his first album at the age of 15 "Shades of Blue".
In 2003 Chris formed the "Chris Canas Hyper Dynamic Blues Revolution" which was later shortened to "The Chris Canas Blues Revolution" which shortened again to "The C2BR" and finally, ended with the "Chris Canas Band". Chris has since released a total of 6 albums and is currently finalizing his latest album "Would You Mind" and is set to unleash it sometime in 2018.
Right now, the Chris Canas Band consists of Chris Canas on Guitar and Vocals, Angela Cottingham on Percussion and Vocals, Chris Nordman on Piano and Organ, Michael Scott on Drums, and their newest member to the Blues Revolution, Derek Washington on Bass.
With their diverse mix of Blues, Funk, and Soul they are always well equipped to bring the party wherever they go.
Chris Canas Band: I've got a woman: Live at The Alley