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A man of rare poetic honesty, Chris Whitley (1960-2005) maintained a resolute musical integrity throughout his career. His 12 albums, ranging from raw-boned to lush electro-, had the thread of intense emotion and constant invention running through them.

Whitley was born in Houston, Texas. Though relatively unknown to the mainstream, he worked with many top named musicians throughout his career. In 1991, U2/Peter Gabriel producer Daniel Lanois and his protégé, Malcolm Burn, recorded Whitley's debut album… read more

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  • Avatar for DZRTsurfer88
    one of the most insightful musical artists ever
  • Avatar for shitscud
    The sincerity of this gentleman's music is unmatched. It just goes to show real songwriting is not just about skill, showmanship not about arrogance... God Bless Chris Whitley.
  • Avatar for ndiginiz
    .... and perhaps an unhealthy does of bad shit [ ? ] [ ! ]
  • Avatar for ndiginiz
    a lyrical genius in-touch with what mattered most, him self!
  • Avatar for firefly2811
    done some really great stuff. so under rated.
  • Avatar for JukeBoxHero48
    Love him...!
  • Avatar for nychtalopia
    Oh, Chris, after 21,000 scrobbling I wish I could tell you how much you have changed my life and my mentality.
  • Avatar for soulfish
    More info about the Dust Radio Movie here:
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    Hey, check out "Dust Radio Movie" on google, this will be an amazing documentary about Chris Whitley ! They have a Kickstarter project ending soon to help finishing the movie, for those who want to help!
  • Avatar for Osterdeich
    Amazing singer and player. Even when he did the songs of others he showed sophistication in the selection and taste in how he performed the song. "I'm in Love With a German Film Star" remains one of the best covers I've heard east of "All Along the Watchtower" by Hendrix.

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