Style(s): Oldies, R&B, Rock, Soul, Top 40

Chris Gill & The Sole Shakers
Out of Jackson, MS

What do you get when you mix equal parts soul, funk, jazz, reggae, blues and a nice hefty scoop of New Orleans fat back boiled in a pot of full-out energy? You get the WHITE hot sound of Chris Gill and the Sole Shakers. If you’re hungry for something fresh and heavy in rhythm, the Sole Shakers have the right recipe. Guaranteed to put a move in your groove, a dip in your hips, and a shake in your shoes!

Guitarist, singer, and songwriter Chris Gill has been lighting up stages in the mid-South for over twelve years. Armed with sweet guitar rhythms, a soulful voice and a clever, unique songwriter’s perspective, Chris is well-known as one of Jackson, Mississippi’s most entertaining performers. His songs incorporate elements of blues, rock, reggae, folk and dance music.

Chris’ style is a mix of blues, island calypso and reggae, jazz, Mississippi slide, and funk. He started playing guitar in the 5th grade, but says he was really bit by the bug when I started listening to Taj Mahal, B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and the Allman Brothers Band in college. “I saw Bonnie Raitt and Merle Haggard in Jackson,” he says, “and that’s when it hit me, ‘That is what I want to do!’ I love the healing power of music.”

Chris has performed with some of today’s finest musicians, including:
Buckwheat Zydeco
Taj Mahal
Kim Wilson
Anson Funderburgh
Raphael Semmes
Fabulous Thunderbirds
Doug Macleod
Greg “Fingers” Taylor
Jesse Robinson
Jack Owens
Bud Spires
Scott Albert Johnson