Chris Cain

Presented by NW Natural 


“Nowadays most young blues players are Strat-wielding Stevie Ray Vaughan-a-bes. Not CHRIS CAIN. With a voice that recalls B.B. King and a thick toned Gibson guitar sound reminiscent of Albert King, CAIN is forging a unique style. … one of the most compelling bluesmen on today’s scene.” - Larry Nager (syndicated Scripps-Howard music critic) 

The East San Jose rundown of CHRIS CAIN’S youth was a full cross polinization of influence. Cliff Coulter and Robin Ford. Los Tigres and Smith Dobson. Tons of bars and clubs:Arturo’s Tropical Village, The Starlight Ballroom, Twenty Grand, Hell, The Saddle Rack! On and on.

Everybody played everything, everywhere, all the time.

CHRIS CAIN didn’t come out of this scene- he was born into it. A father who took him everywhere to see everybody—BB, JT, Stevie Ray and Count Basie —when the rest of us were still playing with army men. Hell he was still playing with army men. 

So he plays guitar and sings like a bird. But he also plays piano (like Ray) and alto sax (like Ray)

He does it all. His feel cannot be surpassed.

This is known.