Songs from the Edge of the Sky
It's out now and available on iTunes, AppleMusic, Spotify, Rhapsody, CD Baby, everywhere! From the first dark and murky notes of the opening track—Edge of the Sky—the EP takes you through the takeoff-hope of love and turbulent reality of making relationships work—GFM—to the scars plowed in the ground from its demise.
Full video of release show with The Transcendents
The flipside to the sun drenched airiness of Easy, the second single from Songs from the Edge of the Sky asks how far is too far for unconditional love? It's available with a bonus rock version here.
Tickets available now for Chris's EP release show
Chris will be joined by his band, The Transcendents, along with special guests John Keck and Teri Quinn, November 30 at the Uptown Arts Bar. Advance tickets available here.
Easy is the first single from Chris's upcoming EP, Songs from the Edge of the Sky and is available here. The single includes Chris performing an exclusive intimate acoustic version.
Have you read Chris's novel?
It's true. Chris recently published his first novel along a soundtrack of songs to accompany it. Details below:
Zen and the Art of Killing Your Self (a novel)
Zen is a misanthropic grad student of physics and religion who wants to kill his Self before it kills him, if he can figure out where he ends and it begins. Ellie wants to save him but he won’t let her into his life. Her ability to surgically remove a soul’s facade with her penetrating, laser-scalpel eyes terrifies him. Someone would have to die to get them together. Fortunately, an old friend sends himself on a recon mission to the afterlife, and Zen has to go home to bury what’s left. For some mysterious reason, Ellie insists on coming along. Will it be a perfect opportunity for him bury his Self along the way or can she save him before it’s too late?
(the soundtrack Album)
The story began with a song: At the Time of My Passing. Chris hadn't planned on writing a novel. He just started writing. "It was just a fun exercise. I was taking a shower one day. I picked up the soap and said to myself, 'what are these, poppy seeds in my soap?' The rest just started flowing out of me from there. The characters would show up and start talking. I was just there in the room taking notes! Six weeks later, I had a first draft of a novel." Along the way, an album of original songs written for and about Zen and Ellie took shape.
New show announced: Chris will be playing The Point September 21 with Erica McKenzie.
Chris Crabtree is a singer-songwriter-author living in Kansas City, MO. He provided the soundtrack for the award-winning film Corporate FM.
He has published several short stories:
The Hubcap - in Diverse Voices Quarterly
Moonliner - in Forge
Bitter's End - Helix
Special Wash - Licking River Review
Wild Horses in the Thames - Soundings East