I have been an original singer songwriter since 1977. At age 10 my first composition titled MOVIE STAR was completed on guitar. By age 12 I had several more songs written including the song LIFE, a story about my life up to then.
My father passed away when I was very young and I think this affected the way I looked at life in a big way. I looked to my music as a way to express myself and my goals became fixed on reaching the world through song. I was compelled to tell the stories of my life and that of others I've observed along the road. Performing in a variety of music genres encompassing Country, Folk, R&B, Heavy Metal and Rock and Roll I began to create song after song and hone my skills on many instruments. In addition to singing I now perform on 4 string bass, 6 and 12 string guitars, mandolin, flute, accordion, piano, drums and harmonica.
My musical history includes working with a plethora of local, regional and national musicians to include Danny and The Juniors (famous for their 50’s hit “At The Hop”) and Joey Molland from the band Badfinger. Working as a studio engineer at the renowned WAMI award-winning recording studio Walls Have Ears, I have had the pleasure to create and be a part of the vision of many musical groups. My signature work can be found on numerous CD demos and full-length releases from around the tri-state area and abroad. I have logged thousands of hours on the stage and studio and have toured from coast to coast performing in well-known venues to include The Whiskey A Go-Go in Los Angeles, The Spiral in New York City and the Eagles Ball Room in Milwaukee. I am now performing consistently throughout the Plains, Midwest and Eastern states and am starting to cover the Southern region as well. Performing around 12 shows a month on average I can be found at festivals, casinos, night clubs and private events.
Here are some recent reviews of my music:
"We are so glad to have had Chris Boyden and Mostly Water play at our FULL THROTTLE TOUR 2013 - Indie Music Fest as our headliner! The guitar playing and vocals were extraordinary with tasteful licks and lightning speed coupled with a great vocal range and original tunes so unique that they create their own genre. Eric, the drummer and the bass player together laid a solid, tight rhythm section that had all the people in awe. Thanks again Mostly Water for a great job!!"
-Bert Calderon, Director of the Blues Division, Old Dog's Records
"Well written melodious song with very good harmonies. There is some skillful playing going on and the Banjo lifts the whole arrangement.This track has a tight sound played and recorded to a high standard."
- Dave Mason, Composer, UK (review of Set Your Pace)
"Great harmonies--you have a Jeff Lynn/John Lennon sound to your voice. Love the message and philosophy behind the lyrics. I think it has great potential for film"
- Dianne McAdam, Steinberg Finalist, Massachusetts (review of Bicycle Wheels)
"Tons of energy with System of a Down sort of intro. Smoking guitar work. The first break after the verse is very cool."
- Radiation Mountain, Composition Group, Virginia (review of The Lonely One)
"Great musicianship on this one! Love the guitar work! Nice groove with that drummer in the pocket."
- Michael Lee Collins, Multi-Top 10 Ranking Artist, Arkansas (review of Stop The War)
"Superb, riveting intro. Beautiful harmonies. Nice guitar solo."
- Phil Maybury, International Award Winning Composer, UK (review of Out of the Ordinary)