Chris Buhalis

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Chris Buhalis, singer/songwriter from Detroit, has released two critically praised albums: Kenai Dreams (1998) and Big Car Town (2016). Dave Marsh has hailed Buhalis as "a young man with the wisdom of an old soul."

Growing up in Detroit, Buhalis was exposed to all forms of American music. After "finishing" college, he picked up a guitar and started writing songs and playing live. In 1995, Buhalis met Townes Van Zandt who encouraged Chris to record his songs. Townes makes a vocal appearance on the title track of Kenai Dreams.

Buhalis has toured the United States and Italy, playing clubs (The Ark, Cactus Cafe, Blue Door...), festivals (Kerrville Folk Festival, Woody Guthrie Folk Festival, Ann Arbor Folk Festival...), coffeehouses, union halls, house concerts, and campfires. Building a solid reputation as a songwriter and compelling live performer, Buhalis is know for his acerbic wit and powerful vocal performances.

Buhalis lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife and daughter, and his dog Kenai.