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Art & Life with Chris Bandusky

Today we’d like to introduce you to Chris Bandusky.

Chris, please kick things off for us by telling us about yourself and your journey so far.
I started playing music around the age of six, the two instruments I started out on were the alto saxophone and the trumpet. It wasn’t until the age of 13 I picked up the guitar, and I was hooked! I practiced for hrs on end daily, and by the age of 21, I was picked up with a National rock band on RCA Records. This was my first real introduction into the music industry, and I performed and toured with them for almost five years. After this, I moved across the country a few times living in Nashville, TN, and also California near the L.A area. Since then I have been a hired on guitarist for an artist from The Voice, another artist from The Village People and many more. Today, I continue to stay busy as a hired gun guitar player for many different artists and groups.

Can you give our readers some background on your art?
Basically, I try to be as creative as possible when it comes to my music. Every time I “create,” I try to find something that has inspired me in my own life to do so. With that said, not all creative processes are always fun. Sometimes it can be something in life that was a bad experience that inspires me to write, so in return, it is always honest to the listener. Writing music about the challenges in life is therapy for me, I get out what I want to say and hope others can also benefit from it. I love what I do and am fortunate enough to be able to make a living as a full-time professional musician, with that said, I always take my craft seriously and hope others can gain something from the final product.

Any advice for aspiring or new artists?
Just to do what you love, and stick to what you believe in as an artist. At the end of the day, that is all that matters, no matter what other people may say or think. Be honest to yourself and the people who are inspired by what you have to say.

What’s the best way for someone to check out your work and provide support?
I play live weekly, so people can always come to see me perform. I also have my own website @ www.chrisbandusky.com, which I try to keep updated, but it’s hard with my busy schedule. They can also search for me on Facebook or Instagram, which I am pretty active on.

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Image Credit:
– Blushing Cactus Photography
– Kim Hadji Photography

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