Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass

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  • Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass

    This show was on May 15th, 2016 | 53 people watched
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    • May 16
      What was your favorite part of the performance?watching a master perform. Chris is good at everything he does.
    • May 16
      Amazing group of talented musicians that work so well together. As good as you can grt. Lots of creativity and good vocals.I love the fiddle player. Barbara
    • May 16
      What was your favorite part of the performance? I thought it was overall a great show. I especially liked the part where they did my request, "Cabin On a Mountain" and Chris called out my name. Pretty cool.
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  • Chris Henry & the Hardcore Grass - Denver

    This show was on Aug 13th, 2015 | 22 people watched
    • Aug 14
      The band sounded great, the songs that you wrote were outstanding! Wish the picture quality was better and also wish the camera was closer to the band with no people in front of the camera half the time.
    • Aug 14
      Tried to access it on my ipad only to find my device does not support Adobe.
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Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass are a five piece bluegrass band based in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2012, the group has risen quickly to be one of the most popular bluegrass groups in Nashville.

Chris comes from a traditional bluegrass background and blends his appreciation for the classic sound with his own creativity to stretch out into wide open spaces that have audiences riveted to... more

Chris Henry & The Hardcore Grass are a five piece bluegrass band based in Nashville, TN. Founded in 2012, the group has risen quickly to be one of the most popular bluegrass groups in Nashville.

Chris comes from a traditional bluegrass background and blends his appreciation for the classic sound with his own creativity to stretch out into wide open spaces that have audiences riveted to hear and see what happens next.

Here's what some kind folks have said:

Barbara Mandrell - "Best I ever heard"

Peter Rowan - "A bright young star in the bluegrass world."

Shawn Camp - "I hope you know, I'm aware of your high level of musicianship and am in a constant state of being blown away by you, and the fact that you elevate the standards of our group to astronomical heights... And, you can quote me on that!"

Roni Stoneman- "I think Chris Henrry is is the best young man or old that has happen to the world of blue grass ever,he is the kind of man needed to keep blue grass alive for ever,if he ever comes your way and ask for help,if you love blue grass please help him in all the way that is needed,im so very proud of him"

David Grisman - "Sounds like Frank Wakefield from 100 years in the future!"

Big Kenny - "Great"

IBMA - "the premiere Monroe-style mandolinist of his generation"

Bluegrass Today - "bluegrass visionary"

Jesse Lee Jones - "a class act"

Mike Bub - "one of today's most innovative yet deeply rooted mandolin players and songwriters.....Chris innovates from within the framework laid down by the originators with taste, humor, skill and respect."

David McLaughlin - "one of the best guitar players on the planet"

Adam Olmstead - "master picker"

Bill Emerson - "I like every note you play."

Daniel Hall "Without a doubt, the best mandolin player that I have ever heard."

Chris Stokes - "Nashville's ambassador of Bluegrass"

Travers Chandler - "Chris Henry shows us how it's done"

Grant Peeples - “Ralph (Stanley) was good. but Chris Henry has become one of the greatest guitar players out there.”

Susie Coleman - "Whoa, REAL bluegrass! Chris Henry, you knock me out."

Shay Sparks - "brilliant guy and musician"

Mike Strangeland -"OMG... Chris you're up there with the greats already"

Tracy Latham - "He can hit the sweet spots of all my favorite traditional mandolin players and make it his own."

Raynae Redman - "bluegrass served up just the way I like it."

Laura Lande - "absolutely perfect way to spend my first night in Nashville!"

Charlie McCoin - "Awesome….Thoroughly enjoyed it."

Phillip Lamonds - "One of the best!"

John W. Crawfod - "great band"

Clyde April Duke - "Had a great time in Nashville and topped it off at the Station Inn to the fabulous sound of Chris and the band Hardcore Grass. Really nice balanced sound and show all together."

Josh Rilko - "He is a monster of a mandolin player and knows how to pick grass the way it was meant to be picked!"

Daniel McRare Fraser - "great musician and a real nice guy"

Hunter Merritt - "rippin' bluegrass"

Dianne Sellari - "fantastic....I've heard Chris Henry's latest originals and they are exceptional! He is quite the storyteller not to mention so musically talented! I was amazed that he turned out sixty songs for his mom's b'day, and each one stands alone as a hit! They ARE equally significant! I know there are many I could not get out of my Medicine Man!!"

Michael Gordon Akers - "Chris Henry is the best guitar player and mandolin player I ever saw. He may be the best anyone ever saw. The music was uniformly excellent with intelligent lyrics and impressive musicianship and we got insight into Chris's mind. Funny stories to lead in - remarkable that such a young man can pull off bluegrass road legends as though he had been there."

Red Hickey - "You are one rockin mando picker!"

Sarah Talley - "Wow, you guys sound great! You are very talented!"

Bill Perras - "You guys absolutely rocked!"

François Favron - "Such great music! Bravo guys!"

Elliott M. Robertson - "Bluegrass with pedigree and talent secure enough to invite the audience to sing along with the standards"

Anonymous - “Chris's dexterity on the guitar is beyond words.”

Bernie Daniel - "Chris Henry and the Hardcore bluegrass band = TOTALLY AWESOME."

Mateo Ringressi - "WOW! Now that is the energy and drive that a lot of bluegrass is missing nowadays"

Keith Koehler - "Chris Henry is one bad ass mandolin player...I mean seriously!"

Parmalee Taff - "Looking good and sounding sweet!"

Jae Flip - "Amazing musicianship"

Michelle Putnam - "he plays a powerful mandolin..."

Herb Martin - "We all think you one of the best mandolin players in Bluegrass because you play with style,"

Rob Dougherty - "Sounds great!"

Comments with regard to the new album "Making My Way to You"

Diane Overcash - Beautiful, expressive voice.

Mike Bub - "Chris is a creative force and this collection represents every aspect of his musical affluence! A prolific songwriter, Chris' new collection of original music crosses the borders of several genres and with 16 new songs, you're bound to find something to your liking."


Sheila Pollak - "I am listening song by song, and really like this!"

Charles Holloway - "Listening to your album Chris... So far, it's sounding pretty darn nice, and I'm not expecting it to change. I found the description of the instrumentation, post release, to not interest me much, but boy, was I wrong!! Good country music/bluegrass music combination!! You ROCK!! Great job!! "

Victoria Lewis - "Not only is this fun because, well, it's Chris Henry, but it's **** amazing as well!"

John Boger - "Fine sounds, good tunes"

Jinx Miler - "Such upfront presence! Didn't know such awesome sounds could come out of my old, tiny computer's speakers! It's terrific! Each tune seems better than the one before!"

Diane Sellari - "I can promise all that you will NOT be disappointed!! Every single song is exceptional!! Impressive!!!"

Mike Akers - "He is an excellent songwriter and singer. This is significant. "

Lis and Lon Williamson - "It's our new road music. Lovin' it."

Shanna Mueller - "Talented man! Great sounds, congrats on the new album!"

Grover Lavender - "powerful you ears a favor and buy one...also makes great gifts…"

Hunter Merritt - "A fantastic musician…If you haven't experienced Chris Henry, you don't know what you are missing! Check out the new album."

Archie Warnock - "…an amazing musician. Support the innovators!"

Gina Clowes - "This one will be in my regular rotation. "

Marshall Wilborn - "You've really got some good ones here, and my hats sure nuff off to you for putting it all together. You've definitely got your own way with a song, and that's so good."

Laura Lande "great musician…Bluegrass, country, li'l bit of everything"

Carl Caldwell - "Chris Henry is my favorite protagonist is of traditional new time acoustic music. Firmly rooted in a traditional past while pushing the boundaries of modern acoustic music. He is a brilliant songwriter, strong vocalist, and diverse instrumentalist. The best thing about Chris is that the song comes first, meaning that he obeys the direction that the guides him, rather than forcing himself on the song. Musically wise well beyond his youthful years. I'm a fan for life. You've got a real winner with this one. Should be time for a label to come calling!"

Jim Amrhein - "Hi Chris; Listened to bits of the songs. Sound REALLY GREAT !!!"

Dan McCoig - "Great music by a great artist. Download and listen. "

Sinisa Vlaisavljevic -"Awesome Album!"

Penny Roark - "love it!!"

Permelia Ehle "just one word for this music….awesome. I feel strongly that this young man needs to be heard ."

Hannah Rogers - "A technical master and feel good lyricist, Chris Henry will not disappoint."

Heather Coeburn - "Sounding great!"

Michael Jezewski - "A little bit of everything here...It's great!"

Mary Jo Hazlett - "really nice guitar sounds"

Larry "Pokey" Chunn - "Chris Henry is The REAL deal"

Charlotte Swanson - "he's top in song writing, vocals, and instrumentation. You have got to take advantage of this free download"

Bryan Poirier "Get it, this cd is just plain AWSOME! I just listened to it and it is heaven"

Jo Ann Hutchinson-Lummer " ~~ NICE! Soothing ~~"

Lyn Bacha- "Wow! Chris is always amazing."

Sandy Conley "W O W ! Chris Henry's voice is beautiful, as is his music. Seems like timeless traditional acoustic but all new. I am loving it."

Zach Sharpe - "sounds great"

Harold Bryson Wow, there is some bob wills in there, very impressed young man, carry on!!!!

Travers Chandler- "As many of you know im crabby when it comes to music and mandolin playing and Chris is one of my favorites. Take a second and download his new music. There's something for everyone here and that's the truth. No one has more more respect for the music and legacy of Bill Monroe than Chris Henry. His tone and fortitude on the mandolin are unrivaled, yet he can turn around and hush you with his intelligent songwriting."

Valynda R. Sloan "I listened to your music for the first time and it was so soulful!…it was great and I would recommend it to all those who love Bluegrass! You guys should check him out!"

Andy Hall - "That's some serious grass. title cut is rad

Gail Carson - "Every aspect of this album is stellar! The Songwriting, Chris'
Excellent voice, The Musicianship, the variety of styles represented. I
Really enjoyed this, excellent work here!"

Shawn Camp - "He is one of the most amazing mandolin players in the world, a great singer, and songwriter....You be the judge, it won't cost you anything....I PROMISE YOU, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!"

Marissa Kuhl - "Awesome new album! I loooooove My Heart is Welcome Here!!!"

Rattlesnake Annie -"really great Chris! can't stop listening."

Jim Beaver - "Great stuff."

John W Turner "great stuff/ inspired this ole bar room sanger , might just pick up my old guittter again!"

Bunni Bundwick - "Love the music!"

Clyde Clevenger "Great stuff from a great player and singer."

Chelle Rose - "a beautiful record"

Darith Randolph Delisle - "i love it It was so great I wished I'd paid more for it"

Adam Olmstead -"In all my travels i have never met anyone who has more going on for them musically , spiritually, or has been a bigger influence"

Iain Johnson "Chris is awesome"

Dave Kenyon - "a truly amazing musician, cant get enough!"

Judi Boone - "Loving all...Great talent"

IBMA Mandolin Player of the Year - second round nomination
IBMA Instrumental Album of the Year - second round nomination
IBMA Song of the Year Nomination for "Walking West to Memphis"
SPBGMA Song of the Year Nomination for "Walking West to Memphis"

Mandolin Instructor/Workshop leader - at
Davis & Elkins College Heritage Week
Rocky Grass Academy
Colorado College
Florida Folk Festival
Will McLean Folk Festival
IBMM Bill Monroe Camp


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