Chris Simmons lives with his wife and sons in Spokane, Washington, where he is a fair carpenter, a lousy fisherman and a fledgling mandolin player. He's also an avid reader and, his wife says, an overenthusiastic collector of bluegrass, classic and "alternative" country, blues and rock 'n' roll CDs.
Chris would live a happy life if acts like the Del McCoury Band and Altan would play in eastern Washington more often, and if Faith Hill and Tim McGraw would stay home.
Faith Hill and Tim McGraw fans can send hate mail here.
Stories by Chris include:
Still Climbing Mountains
Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band
Thirty Years of Farming
The Other Sessions
Empty Old Mailbox
IIIrd Tyme Out
John & Mary
Foundation: The Doc Watson Guitar Instrumental Collection, 1964-1998
What I Deserve
James Lee Burke
Merle Haggard (performance review)
Still Crazy (film)