So I was privileged to be talked into going to see Chris Merritt last spring with some friends from good ‘ole Springfield, MO, and it was one of the best decisions to skip a roller skating venture to go to the show instead that I’ve ever made! (that sentence was confusing).
Chris is an amazing musician and song-writer, that blends sweet piano talent, humorous lyrics, and electronic sass into a toe-tapping treat good enough to eat. His new record, Pixie & the Bear, is a great mix of old(er) and new tunes, and the new are definitely awesome!
You should also check out his other record, Hello Captain, which is also great, featuring hits like “Virgina” & “Dance Karate,” which while being played at the show, caused everyone in the room to bust into dance. This was when I learned that though we try, my friends and I can’t dance, and that one of us knew entire routines from old episodes of “Soul Train.”
Check this dude out, people! You will NOT be disappointed.