Chris Smith is a Traverse City based musician who has been performing around the Midwest for the last 8 years. His musical influences stem from artists such as The Beatles, Jeff Buckley, Sufjan Stevens, Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, Bon Iver and Martin Sexton. After growing up in northern Michigan, Chris spent 10 years away living in Los Angeles, Chicago, getting his degree from MSU, touring the world, doing music outreach, working and playing music. Chris decided to come back to the area in September of 2017 and has been a full time musician since. He plays mostly in the greater Grand Traverse Region but also does shows in other parts of Michigan and the Midwest. Aside from being an artist and performer, Chris has dedicated years of world touring as an ambassador of arts education in schools and communities around the globe with the non-profit organization, The Young Americans.